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What are the commonly used 3D printing materials?

2024-02-01 17:14

3D printing technology is a rapid manufacturing technology that can stack materials layer by layer into three-dimensional solids through digital design files. The application range of 3D printing technology is very wide, including medical, aviation, automotive, construction and other fields. 3D printing materials are an important component of 3D printing technology, and different materials can produce different products. So, what are the commonly used 3D printing materials?

1. ABS
ABS is a commonly used 3D printing material, which is a thermoplastic with good toughness and impact resistance. ABS material is suitable for manufacturing mechanical parts, automotive parts, toys and other products. The printing temperature of ABS materials is generally between 220 ℃ and 250 ℃.

2. PLA
PLA is a biodegradable material made from natural materials such as corn starch. PLA materials have good plasticity and processability, and are suitable for manufacturing products such as food packaging, medical devices, toys, etc. The printing temperature of PLA materials is generally between 190 ℃ and 220 ℃.

3. PETG
PETG is a thermoplastic with good transparency and chemical resistance. PETG material is suitable for manufacturing products such as bottles, food packaging, medical devices, etc. The printing temperature of PETG materials is generally between 220 ℃ and 250 ℃.

4. TPU
TPU is an elastic material with good flexibility and wear resistance. TPU material is suitable for manufacturing products such as insoles, phone cases, and automotive parts. The printing temperature of TPU materials is generally between 200 ℃ and 220 ℃.

5. Nylon
Nylon is a material with high strength and good wear resistance, suitable for manufacturing mechanical parts, automotive parts, gears and other products. The printing temperature of Nylon materials is generally between 240 ℃ and 260 ℃.

6. PVA
PVA is a soluble material suitable for manufacturing support structures. The printing temperature of PVA materials is generally between 190 ℃ and 220 ℃.

7. Metal
Metal 3D printing is an emerging technology that can produce high-strength and high-precision metal parts. Common metal materials include stainless steel, titanium alloy, aluminum alloy, etc.
The above are commonly used 3D printing materials, and different materials are suitable for different products. When selecting materials, it is necessary to choose suitable materials based on the requirements of the product. Meanwhile, different 3D printers also have different material application ranges, and suitable materials need to be selected according to the requirements of the 3D printer.