Materials

All these materials are available in the Xometry Instant Quoting Engine. If you require a different, material please specify it as custom when you make a request.

Aluminium 2017A / 3.1325 / Al-Cu4Mg
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN AW-2017A | Al-Cu4Mg (ISO) | AA2017A (ANSI/AA) | H14 (BS) | A-U4G (AFNOR) | L-3120 (UNE) | A92017 (UNS) | A2017 (JIS) | CM41(17S) (CSA) | GA631 (SIS)

Key Features: Ductile • High strength • Excellent workability

Aluminium 2017A / Al-Cu4Mg is an age-hardenable wrought alloy that offers a combination of high strength and good ductility.

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Aluminium 7075 / 3.4365 / Al-Zn6MgCu
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW7075 | Al-Zn6MgCu (ISO) | AA7075 (ANSI/AA) | 2L95 (BS) | A-Z5GU (AFNOR) | L-3710 (UNE) | A97075 (UNS) | A7075 (JIS) | ZG62 (CSA)

Key Features: High strength • Tough • Resistant to fatigue • Excellent machinability

Aluminium 3.4365/EN-AW7075 has high strength (57MPa), toughness and excellent resistance to fatigue. It has very good machinability.

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Aluminium 6061 / 3.3211 / Al-Mg1SiCu
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW6061 | Al-Mg1SiCu (ISO) | AA6061 (ANSI/AA) | H20 (BS) | A-GSUC (AFNOR) | L-3420 (UNE) | A96061 (UNS) | A6061 (JIS) | GS11N (CSA)

Key Features: High strength • Good weldability • Corrosion resistant

Aluminium 3.3211/EN-AW6061 contains magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements with trace amounts of copper.

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Aluminium 6060 / 3.3206 / Al-MgSi
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW6060 | Al-MgSi (ISO) | AA6060 (ANSI/AA) | H9 (BS) | AGS (AFNOR) | L-3442 (UNE) | A96060 (UNS) | 4140 (SIS)

Key Features: Low strength • Heat treatable • Good weldability • Good corrosion resistance

Aluminium 3.3206/EN-AW6060 has good resistance to corrosion, good weldability and very suitable for cold forming.

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Aluminium 6082 / 3.2315 / Al-Si1Mg
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW6082 | Al-Si1Mg (ISO) | AA6082 (ANSI/AA) | H30 (BS) | A-SGM0,7 (AFNOR) | L-3453 (UNE) | A96082 (UNIS) | 4212 (SIS)

Key Features: Good thermal conductivity • Good weldability • High stress corrosion cracking resistance

Typically formed by rolling and extrusion, Aluminium 3.2315 has medium strength with very good weldability and thermal conductivity.

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Aluminium 2007 / 3.1645 / AlCuMgPb
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN AW–2007 | AlCu4PbMgMn | AA2007 (ANSI/AA) | L-3121 (UNE) | A92007 (UNS) | A2007 (JIS) | 4355 (SIS)

Key Features: Excellent machinability ​•​ Heat treatable ​• ​Low weldability ​•​ Low corrosion resistance

Aluminium 3.1645 is a short chipped aluminum alloy containing between 4.0 – 5.0% copper. It is very suitable for high machining speeds.

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Steel 1.7218 / 25CrMo4
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: SCM420 (JIS) | SAE4130 (AISI) | 25CD4 (AFNOR) | 708A25 (BS) | 25CrMo4 (UNI)

Key Features: Durable • Excellent strength and resilience

25CrMo4 is a grade of steel specifically designed for the use of components and parts subject to high levels of stress.

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Steel 304L / 1.4307 / X2CrNi18-9
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: 304L (AISI/ASTM/UNS)

Key Features: Excellent ductility • Non-magnetic • Tough • Strong • Corrosion resistant

Steel 1.4307  is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel with molybdenum added to increase corrosion resistance and toughness.

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Steel 1.2842 / 90MnCrV8
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: 90MnV8 (AFNOR) | B02 (BS) | 90MnVCr8KU (UNI)

Key Features: Tough • High machinability • Wear resistant • Non-magnetic

Steel 1.2842 / 90MnCrV8 is a high carbon chromium alloy steel used for making cutting tools and measuring implements.

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Steel 1.0511 / C40
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: AF60C40 (AFNOR) | F.114.A (UNE) | 1040 (AISI) | 070M40 (BS) | S40C (JIS)

Key Features: Excellent strength • High machinability • Non-alloyed

Steel 1.0511 / C40 is a non-alloyed quality carbon engineering steel that has been worked hardened by heat treatment.

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Steel St52 / S355 / 1.0570
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: St52-3; S355J2G3 (ISO) | 1024 (AISI/SAE) | G10240 (UNS) | E36-3 (AFNOR) | 50D (BS) | AE355D (UNE) | 2135-01 (SIS) | Fe510 (UNI) | SM490 (JIS)

Key Features: High tensile strength • Low thermal conductivity • Good weldability • Low ductility

Compared to other carbon steels, Steel 1.0570 has high electrical conductivity but low thermal conductivity and low ductility.

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Steel C45 / 1.0503
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: C45 (ISO) | 1045 (AISI/SAE) | G10450 (UNS) | AF65C45/C45 (AFNOR) | 080M46/50HS (BS) | C45K (UNE) | 1650 (SIS) | C45 (UNI) | S45C (JIS)

Key Features: High tensile strength • Low ductility • Low thermal conductivity

Steel 1.0503 (C45) has low thermal conductivity and low ductility among wrought carbon steels. It has a high tensile strength of 630MPa.

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Steel 1.7225 / 42CrMo4
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: 42CrMo4 (ISO/UNE/UNI) | 4140 (AISI/SAE) | 42CD4 (AFNOR) | 708M40 (BS) | 2244 (SIS) | SCM440(H) (JIS)

Key Features: High strength • Tough • Resistance to impact • Hardenability

Steel 1.7225 has high strength, toughness, good hardenability and resistance to impact. It is widely used in the construction of machines

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Steel 1.7131 / 16MnCr5
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: 16MnCr5 (ISO/UNE) | 5115 (AISI/SAE) | 16MC5 (AFNOR) | 527M20 (BS) | 2511 (SIS) | 16MnCr5 (UNI) | SCR415 (JIS)

Key Features: High surface hardness • Wear resistance • High machinability and weldability

Steel 1.7131 has high surface hardness and wear resistance with good machinability. It is ideal for machine components.

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Steel S235JR / 1.0038 / St37-K
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: EN 10025 | S235JR | A283 (AISI/AA) | A 33 (AFNOR) | SN490B;C (JIS) | A310-0 (UNE)

Key Features: Good plasticity •​ Tough ​•​ Good weldability

Steel 1.0038 can be formed into many products. Its excellent weldability makes it to be widely used in bridges, transmission towers etc.

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Stainless Steel 1.4305 / X10CrNiS18-9
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: X10CrNiS18-9; X8CrNiS18-9 (ISO) | 303 (AISI) | 303 (SAE) | S30300 (UNS) | Z8CNF18-09 (AFNOR) | 303S31 (BS) | 2346 (SIS) | SUS303 (JIS)

Key Features: High strength • Good machinability • Ductility • Low corrosion resistance

Stainless Steel 1.4305 is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel with sulfur added to its composition with improved machinability.

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Stainless Steel 1.4571 / X6CrNiMoTi17-12-2
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: X6CrNiMoTi17-12-2 (ISO) | 316Ti (AISI/SAE) | S31635 (UNS) | Z6NDT17.12 (AFNOR) | 320S17 (BS) | F.3535 (UNE) | 2350 (SIS) | X6CrNiMoTi1712 (UNI) | SUS316TI (JIS)

Key Features: Excellent corrosion resistance • Low hardenability • Excellent durability • High strength

Stainless Steel 1.4571 contains a small amount of titanium (about 0.5%). It has good machinability but cannot be hardened by heat treatment.

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Stainless Steel 316L / 1.4404 / X2CrNiMo17-12-2
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: X2CrNiMo17-12-2 (ISO) | 316L (AISI/SAE) | S31603 (UNS) | Z2CND17.12 (AFNOR) | 316S12 (BS) | 2343/2348/2553 (SIS) | X2CrNiMo1712 (UNI) | SUS316 (JIS)

Key Features: Good heat resistance • Corrosion resistance • High weldability

The addition of molybdenum results in improved corrosion resistance with good stability against chloric and non oxidizing acid.

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Stainless Steel V2A / 1.4301 / X5CrNi18.10
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: X5CrNi18.10 (ISO) | 304 (AISI/SAE) | S30400 (UNS) | Z6CN18.09 (AFNOR) | 304S15 (BS) | F.3551 (UNE) | 2332 (SIS) | X5CrNi1810 (UNI) | SUS304 (JIS)

Key Features: Excellent corrosion resistance • Low thermal conductivity • Good machinability

Stainless steel 1.4301 is chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel. The chromium element gives it excellent corrosion resistance.

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Copper E-Cu57 / 2.0060 / E-Cu58 / 2.0065
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: E-Cu58Ms58

Key Features: High conductivity • Good machinability • Durable • Flexible

Copper 2.0065 has high electrical conductivity. Its good machinability makes it easy to shape into different forms.

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Brass Ms58 / 2.0401 / CuZn39Pb3
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: CuZn39Pb3 (DIN) | EN 12164 (EN) | C38500 (ASTM) | C38500 (UNS) | C3603 (JIS) | 385 (CDA)

Key Features: Excellent hot formability • Good free-cutting • Excellent machinability

Brass 2.0401 has excellent hot formability and can easily be soldered or brazed. It has very good free-cutting.

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Titan Grade 5 / Ti-6Al-4V / 3.7164 / 3.7165
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Titan Grade 5 | Ti6Al4V

Key Features: Good strength • Easy machinability • Resistant to corrosion

Titanium 3.7164 has exceptional strength compared to pure titanium but retains the same stiffness and thermal properties.

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Titan Grade 2 / EN 3.7035
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Titan Grade 2

Key Features: Excellent strength-to-weight ratio • Good resistance to corrosion • Low thermal expansion

Titanium 3.7035 has excellent strength-to-weight ratio with good resistance to corrosion. Its thermal stresses are low.

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PVDF / Polyvinylidene fluoride
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Polyvinylidene fluoride

Key Features: High strength • Chemical resistant • Self-lubricating

PVDF / polyvinylidene fluoride is a fluorine-based plastic. It has high tensile strength and can be drawn into thin fibers.

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PEEK glass-filled
CNC Machining
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Key Features: Stiff • Durable • Resistant against chemicals • Heat-resistant

PEEK glass-filled material is a type of plastic that is reinforced with glass fibers. It is strong, stiff and resistant to heat and chemicals.

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Polypropylene (PP)
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Polypropylene homopolymer (PPHP)

Key Features: Impressive impact strength • Elastic • Resistant to moisture

PP (Polypropylene) has excellent resistance to moisture and chemicals, impressive impact strength and good elasticity.

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UHMW PE / Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene

Key Features: Self-lubricating • Resistant to abrasion • Corrosion resistant • Durable • Low coefficient of friction

UHMW PE is extremely tough and has high resistance to abrasion and wear. It is corrosion resistant and self-lubricating.

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PTFE / Teflon
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Polytetrafluoroethylene

Key Features: Slippery • Resistant to extreme temperatures • Low friction, thermal and electrical insulator

PTFE (Teflon) is a highly slippery material with excellent resistance to extreme temperatures. It has outstanding insulating properties.

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POM / Delrin acetal
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Acetal homopolymer

Key Features: Durable • Strong • Resistant to wear, creep and warp

POM is an easy resin for molding. It has a relatively high tensile strength as well as high resistance to wear, creep and warp.

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Acrylic
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: PMMA

Key Features: Hard • Resistant to weather and chemicals • Transparent • Durable

Acrylic (PMMA) is the most common form of clear, moldable thermoplastic, often used in place of glass due to its higher resistance.

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PEEK
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Polyetheretherketone

Key Features: Hard • High mechanical strength • Resistant to chemicals and fatigue

PEEK is used in the production of components such as tubes, bearings, seals, valves, electric insulation and even medical implants.

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PC (Polycarbonate)
CNC Machining
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Key Features: Transparent • Durable • Shatter resistant • Good electrical properties

PC – Polycarbonate is a naturally transparent plastic with high strength and durability on impact. It is shatter resistant and heat resistant.

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ABS
CNC Machining
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Alternative Designations: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Key Features: High rigidity and dimensional stability • Resistant to impact and scratches

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic material widely known for its high resistance to impact and toughness.

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Silica Glass
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: SiO2

Key Features: Inert to most substances • Resistance to thermal shock • High purity

Silica glass is an isotropic material commonly seen as the glassy form of quartz. It is tough, hard, and expands slowly.

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Nylon 12 flame retardant / PA 2241 FR
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Nylon PA2241 FR

Key Features: Flame retardant • Resistance to chemicals • Thermal stability • High reuseability

This polyamide-12-based material contains a halogen flame retardant. It has excellent resistance to chemicals with long-term stability.

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Nylon 12 (PA 12) glass-filled
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: PA12GB

Key Features: High stiffness · Wear resistant · High dimensional accuracy

This is a whitish polyamide 12 powder that is glass filled. Its stiffness is excellent and it has good elongation at break.

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PA 12 Food Grade
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Food Grade SLS

Key Features: High strength • Resistant to chemicals • Biocompatible

This material produces functional parts of the highest quality. It has a well-balanced property profile with excellent constant behaviour.

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Alumide® / Nylon 12 (PA 12) filled with aluminium
3D Printing
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Key Features: High rigidity • High dimensional accuracy • High thermal conductivity • Machinability

This material is a metallic grey polyamide powder filled with aluminium. It has high stiffness and good post processing abilities.

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Nylon 12 / PA 12 (SLS, MJF)
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyamide 12

Key Features: Good impact strength • Tough • Can be slightly flexed without fracture • High thermal resistance • Biocompatible

Nylon produces parts with long-term durability that is similar to that of standard plastic parts. Excellent stability for a long time.

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PA 11 Food Grade
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: PA 11 Blue Food grade

Key Features: Food contact compliant • Enhanced elongation at break • Ductile • Impact resistant

This material produces parts with blue colour. It consists of a food compliant PA11 powder. It is often applied in the production of nozzles.

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Nylon 12 full-colour / CB PA 12
3D Printing
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Key Features: Excellent thermal and electrostatic properties • Conductive • Ideal for functional prototypes

This fibre composite material is made from the PA12 thermoplastic with approximately 35% carbon fibre about 0.15mm fibre length.

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ABS M30
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene M30

Key Features: High resistance • Toughness, suitable for 3d printing, durable, and stronger layer bonding

ABS M30 is a high impact resistant and tough material: it has a glass transition temperature of about 105°C.

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Polypropylene (PP)
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polypropylene homopolymer (PPHP)

Key Features: Impressive impact strength • Elastic • Resistant to moisture

PP (Polypropylene) has excellent resistance to moisture and chemicals, impressive impact strength and good elasticity.

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CE 221 (Cyanatester)
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Cyanate ester

Key Features: Thermally stable • Excellent heat deflection • High stiffness and strength

CE 221 has long-term thermal stability with glass transition temperature of about 225°C. It has a tensile strength of 92MPA.

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UMA 90
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Urethane Methacrylate

Key Features: High stiffness • Strength • Smooth surface finish

UMA 90 produces smooth surface finish with excellent mechanical properties. It has high stiffness and strength.

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DPR 10
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Digital Production Resin

Key Features: High accuracy • Rigid

DPR 10 offers high accuracy and quick printability, and its rigidity makes it suitable for models and dies.

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EPX 82
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Epoxy

Key Features: Tough, brittle • Thermally stables • High tensile strength • Biocompatible

EPX 82 has an excellent blend of toughness, stiffness, temperature resistance and high tensile strength of 82MPa.

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FPU 50
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Flexible Polyurethane

Key Features: Semi rigid, robust • Resistant to impact and abrasion

FPU 50 is robust and semi-rigid. It is suitable for applications that require toughness to withstand repetitive loading.

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RPU 70
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Rigid Polyurethane

Key Features: Stiff • Moderate resistance to heat • High strength

RPU 70 is a stiff material with high strength. It has moderate resistance to heat with heat deflection temperature of 60°C.

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Xtreme White 200, ABS like
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Accura Xtreme White 200

Key Features: Stiff, durable • High impact strength • Low viscosity • Good moisture resistance

Xtreme White 200 Polypropylene has high elongation at break, high impact strength with excellent toughness. It is stiff and durable.

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Xtreme Grey, ABS like
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Accura Xtreme Grey

Key Features: Tough • Resistant to breakage • High impact resistance • Thermal resistance

Xtreme Grey Polypropylene has excellent toughness and is resistant to breakage. It is ideal for snap fits used in electronic products.

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Transparent ABS-like
3D Printing
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Key Features: Tough • Water resistant • Nearly colourless

Watershed XC is a low viscous material that produces parts that are strong, tough, water-resistant and most importantly, nearly colourless.

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ULTEM 9085
3D Printing
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Key Features: High impact strength • Resistant to heat • Flame retardant

ULTEM 9085 has a high strength – to – weight ratio, high impact strength with good heat resistance. It is highly flame retardant.

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ULTEM 1010
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyetherimide (PEI)

Key Features: High heat resistance • Resistant to chemicals • Biocompatible • Excellent tensile strength

ULTEM 1010 has the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength compared to other FDM thermoplastics.

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PEEK
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyetheretherketone

Key Features: Hard • High mechanical strength • Resistant to chemicals and fatigue

PEEK is used in the production of components such as tubes, bearings, seals, valves, electric insulation and even medical implants.

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PETG
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyethylene terephthalate glycol

Key Features: Low forming temperature • Resistant chemicals • Flexible • Hard

PETG has significant chemical resistance, durability and good formability. It has low forming temperatures making it popular in consumer applications.

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PLA
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyactic Acid

Key Features: Low glass transition temperature • Biocompatible • High tensile strength

PLA is derived from renewable sources and is biodegradable. It can easily be melted and shaped without losing its mechanical properties.

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PC (Polycarbonate)
3D Printing
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Key Features: Transparent • Durable • Shatter resistant • Good electrical properties

PC – Polycarbonate is a naturally transparent plastic with high strength and durability on impact. It is shatter resistant and heat resistant.

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Heat resistant PC-like
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Accura 48 / Heat resistant Polycarbonate

Key Features: High strength • Stiff • High dimensional stability • High brilliance

PC – Like Heat Resist Translucent is best suited for parts that require high strength and stiffness with high temperature resistance.

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PC ISO (Polycarbonate ISO 10993 USP Class VI)
3D Printing
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Key Features: Strong • Resistant to heat • Bio and medical compatible

PC – ISO Polycarbonate has a tensile strength of 57MPa with a heat deflection temperature of 133°C. It is a strong, heat resistant material.

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PC-ABS Polycarbonate
3D Printing
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Key Features: Stiff • Resistant to heat • High impact strength

PC – ABS Polycarbonate blends the ease of processing of ABS with the high strength and mechanical properties of PC.

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Nylon 12CF / PA 12 carbon-filled
3D Printing
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Key Features: Excellent structural properties • Lightweight • Abrasion resistant

The blend of Nylon 12 resin with chopped carbon fibre gives this material excellent structural properties.

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Nylon 12 (PA 12) glass-filled
3D Printing
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Key Features: Enhanced compressive strength • Stiff • Cost-effective

Compared to the Nylon PA12, this has enhanced compressive strength with improved heat distortion temperature.

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Nylon 11 / PA 11
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyamide 11

Key Features: High impact resistance • Resistant to hydrocarbons • Biocompatible

Nylon PA11 material is highly impact resistant with a shore hardness of 80. It is 100% biocompatible with up to 70% reusability.

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ASA
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate

Key Features: High impact and wear resistance • Excellent mechanical properties • Resistant to UV light and chemicals

ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is an amorphous thermoplastic with improved weather resistance. It is widely used in prototyping in 3D printing.

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ABS-like, Black (SL 7820)
3D Printing
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Key Features: Rigid, tough • Black appearance • Excellent surface finishing

With a black appearance, ABS SL 7820 is rigid and tough. It allows for accurate and robust build with good surface finish and detail.

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ABS
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Key Features: High rigidity and dimensional stability • Resistant to impact and scratches

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic material widely known for its high resistance to impact and toughness.

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ABS-ESD7
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Electrostatic Dissipative ABS

Key Features: Durable • Electrostatic-dissipative • Good chemical resistance • High impact strength

ABS ESD7 is a durable thermoplastic with electrostatic-dissipative properties. It is widely applied in the manufacturing of jigs and fixtures for electronic components.

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Nylon 12 / PA 12 (FDM)
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Polyamide 12

Key Features: Mechanical resilience • Impact and fatigue resistant • Tough • Chemical resistant

Nylon PA 12 is one of the most popular 3D printing materials. It has good mechanical properties such as toughness and strength.

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Flex TPU
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Flex TPU/TPE-like

Key Features: High elasticity · High strength · Resistant to chemicals

This material is a powder of a thermoplastic elastomer that is naturally coloured and rubber like. It produces fully functional parts.

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TPU (Polyurethane)
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Key Features: Semi-flexible • Corrosion resistance • Resistance to chemicals

Thermoplastic polyurethane blends the features of rubber and plastic into a soft material. TPU is semi-flexible in nature.

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EPU 40
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Elastic Polyurethane

Key Features: Elastic both under tension and compression • High tear resistant • Low resiliency

EPU 40 is useful for ornaments and mechanical parts. It has high elastic behaviour under both tensile and compressive stress.

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SIL 30
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Silicone Urethane

Key Features: Biocompatible • Resistant to tear • Soft

SIL 30 is biocompatible as well as tear resistant. It provides comfortable skin contact. It is used in the printing of wearables.

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True Silicone
3D Printing
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Key Features: High wear resistance • Elasticity • High resolution

True silicone has a high resolution, an excellent surface finish, and is resistant to acids, bases and non-polar solvents.

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Photopolymer, rigid
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Rigid Opaque Material

Key Features: Brilliant colour · High rigidity • Resistant to deformation

Opaque materials are good material choices for light functional testing, patterns, and prototypes. This material gives brilliant colour.

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Aluminium Al-Si10Mg
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: EN - 1706

Key Features: Excellent strength • Good heat crack resistance

Aluminium 1706 has excellent strength at elevated temperatures (about 200°C). It has good resistance to corrosion and can be polished easily.

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Cobalt chrome / CoCr
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: CoCr | F - 75 (ASTM)

Key Features: Corrosion resistance • Biocompatibility • Wear resistance • Chemically inert

Cobalt Chrome is a high corrosion resistance alloy. The mechanical properties are excellent due to increased hardness and tensile strength.

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Tool steel 1.2709 / MS1
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: 1.2709 (DIN/BS) | X3NiCoMoTi18-9-5 (ISO)

Key Features: Ultra high strength • Good machinability • Wear resistant

Tool Steel MS1 is a high wear resistant material with ultra-high strength and is easily machinable. It has enhanced ductility.

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Stainless Steel 17-4 / 1.4542 / X5CrNiCuNb16-4
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: X5CrNiCuNb16-4 (ISO) | 630 (AISI/SAE) | S17400 (UNS) | Z7 CNU 16-04 (AFNOR) | SUS630 (JIS)

Key Features: High strength • Excellent toughness • Corrosion resistant • Durable

Stainless Steel 17.4 is a chromium-nickel copper steel with high strength and excellent toughness. It has a tensile strength of 1070N/mm2.

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Stainless Steel 316L / 1.4404 / X2CrNiMo17-12-2
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: X2CrNiMo17-12-2 (ISO) | 316L (AISI/SAE) | S31603 (UNS) | Z2CND17.12 (AFNOR) | 316S12 (BS) | 2343/2348/2553 (SIS) | X2CrNiMo1712 (UNI) | SUS316 (JIS)

Key Features: Good heat resistance • Corrosion resistance • High weldability

The addition of molybdenum results in improved corrosion resistance with good stability against chloric and non oxidizing acid.

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Inconel 718
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Alternative Designations: Alloy 718

Key Features: High strength • Good machinability • Resistant to corrosion

Inconel 718 a nickel-chromium based high strength super alloy. It is resistant to corrosion and extreme pressure.

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Titan Grade 5 / Ti-6Al-4V / 3.7164 / 3.7165
3D Printing
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Alternative Designations: Titan Grade 5 | Ti6Al4V

Key Features: Good strength • Easy machinability • Resistant to corrosion

Titanium 3.7164 has exceptional strength compared to pure titanium but retains the same stiffness and thermal properties.

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Aluminium 5052 / 3.3523 / AlMg2,5
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: EN AW-5052 | Al-Mg2,5 (ISO) | AA5052 (ANSI/AA) | L80/L81 (BS) | A-G2,5C (AFNOR) | A-G2,5C (UNE) | A95052 (UNS) | A5052 (JIS) | GR20(57S) (CSA) | 4120 (SIS)

Key Features: High fatigue strength • Weldability • Resistant against corrosion • Good workability

Aluminium 5052 / 3.3523 is a strong aluminium alloy with magnesium and has good corrosion resistance and good weldability.

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Aluminium 5754 / 3.3535 / AlMg3
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: EN AW-5754 / AlMg3 | A-G3M (AFNOR) | AA5754 (AISI/AA) | A95754 (UNS) | 4130 (SIS) | L-3390 (UNE)

Key Features: Weldability • Corrosion resistance • Non-heat treatable • Suitable for marine applications

This material has very high mechanical properties when compared to other non-heat-treatable aluminium alloys.

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Aluminium 7075 / 3.4365 / Al-Zn6MgCu
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW7075 | Al-Zn6MgCu (ISO) | AA7075 (ANSI/AA) | 2L95 (BS) | A-Z5GU (AFNOR) | L-3710 (UNE) | A97075 (UNS) | A7075 (JIS) | ZG62 (CSA)

Key Features: High strength • Tough • Resistant to fatigue • Excellent machinability

Aluminium 3.4365/EN-AW7075 has high strength (57MPa), toughness and excellent resistance to fatigue. It has very good machinability.

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Aluminium 6061 / 3.3211 / Al-Mg1SiCu
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW6061 | Al-Mg1SiCu (ISO) | AA6061 (ANSI/AA) | H20 (BS) | A-GSUC (AFNOR) | L-3420 (UNE) | A96061 (UNS) | A6061 (JIS) | GS11N (CSA)

Key Features: High strength • Good weldability • Corrosion resistant

Aluminium 3.3211/EN-AW6061 contains magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements with trace amounts of copper.

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Aluminium 6060 / 3.3206 / Al-MgSi
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW6060 | Al-MgSi (ISO) | AA6060 (ANSI/AA) | H9 (BS) | AGS (AFNOR) | L-3442 (UNE) | A96060 (UNS) | 4140 (SIS)

Key Features: Low strength • Heat treatable • Good weldability • Good corrosion resistance

Aluminium 3.3206/EN-AW6060 has good resistance to corrosion, good weldability and very suitable for cold forming.

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Aluminium 6082 / 3.2315 / Al-Si1Mg
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Alternative Designations: EN-AW6082 | Al-Si1Mg (ISO) | AA6082 (ANSI/AA) | H30 (BS) | A-SGM0,7 (AFNOR) | L-3453 (UNE) | A96082 (UNIS) | 4212 (SIS)

Key Features: Good thermal conductivity • Good weldability • High stress corrosion cracking resistance

Typically formed by rolling and extrusion, Aluminium 3.2315 has medium strength with very good weldability and thermal conductivity.

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Aluminium 5083 / 3.3547 / Al-Mg4.5Mn
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Alternative Designations: EN AW-5083 | Al-Mg4,5Mn (ISO) | AA5083 (ANSI/AA) | N8 (BS) | A-G4,5MC (AFNOR) | L-3321 (UNE) | A95083 (UNS) | A5083 (JIS) | GM4I(D54S) (CSA) | 4140 (SIS)

Key Features: Moderate strength • Good machinability • Corrosion resistant • Excellent weldability

Aluminium 3.3547 / EN AW-5083 is a rolled plate with moderate strength. It is widely used in the capital goods industry.

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Steel 1.2379 / X153CrMo12 / SKD11, annealed
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: SKD11 (DIN) | D2 (AISI) | SKD11 (JIS)

Key Features: Durable • High strength • Tough

The steel 1.2379 manufacturing material is an alloy with a combination of elements that gives the alloy its high strength and toughness.

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Steel 1.0044 / S275JR / E28-2 / Fe430B
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: RSt42-2 (DIN) | SS400 (JIS) | E28-2 (AFNOR) | 43A (BS) | Fe430B (UNI) | AE255B (UNE) | A283D (AISI)

Key Features: High malleability and ductility • Medium strength

Steel 1.0044 is a popular manufacturing material for many industries, including construction, for its strength and durability.

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Steel 1.0117 / S235J2 / S235J2G4, pickled and oiled
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: A36 (ASTM) | 10025-2 (EN) | G3106 (JIS)

Key Features: Good weldability • Formability • Durable • Resistant to rust and corrosion

Steel 1.0117 is a low carbon steel with good weldability and formability. It is often used in the automotive and construction industries.

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Steel 1.0117 / S235J2 / S235J2G4
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: A36 (ASTM) | 10025-2 (EN) | G3106 (JIS)

Key Features: Excellent workability • Non-alloy • Good weldability and high strength

S235J2 / 1.0117 is a European standard steel manufactured intended for use in construction and general engineering applications.

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Steel 1.0330 / DC01 / 6112
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: 10130 (EN) | A1008 (ASTM) | G3141 (JIS) | 3574 (ISO)

Key Features: Low-carbon content • Ductile • Good weldability • Low strength

Steel 1.0330 is a non-alloy cold-rolled steel, often used in the automotive industry and for making electronic components.

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Steel 1.1191 / XC48H1 / C45E
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: 1045 (AISI) | Ck45 (DIN) | S45C (JIS) | XC45 (AFNOR) | 080M46 (BS)

Key Features: Excellent machinability • Good resistance against wear • High strength

Steel 1.1191 has a higher than average hardenability and is suitable for applications requiring moderate wear resistance.

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Steel 1.2510 / 100MnCrW4 / SKS3, annealed
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: O1 (AISI) | SKS3 (JIS)

Key Features: Durable • Wear-resistant • High strength

Steel 100mncrw4 is a high-carbon steel that is often used in the manufacturing of blades and other cutting tools.

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Steel 1.7218 / 25CrMo4
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: SCM420 (JIS) | SAE4130 (AISI) | 25CD4 (AFNOR) | 708A25 (BS) | 25CrMo4 (UNI)

Key Features: Durable • Excellent strength and resilience

25CrMo4 is a grade of steel specifically designed for the use of components and parts subject to high levels of stress.

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Steel St52 / S355 / 1.0570
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: St52-3; S355J2G3 (ISO) | 1024 (AISI/SAE) | G10240 (UNS) | E36-3 (AFNOR) | 50D (BS) | AE355D (UNE) | 2135-01 (SIS) | Fe510 (UNI) | SM490 (JIS)

Key Features: High tensile strength • Low thermal conductivity • Good weldability • Low ductility

Compared to other carbon steels, Steel 1.0570 has high electrical conductivity but low thermal conductivity and low ductility.

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Steel C45 / 1.0503
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Alternative Designations: C45 (ISO) | 1045 (AISI/SAE) | G10450 (UNS) | AF65C45/C45 (AFNOR) | 080M46/50HS (BS) | C45K (UNE) | 1650 (SIS) | C45 (UNI) | S45C (JIS)

Key Features: High tensile strength • Low ductility • Low thermal conductivity

Steel 1.0503 (C45) has low thermal conductivity and low ductility among wrought carbon steels. It has a high tensile strength of 630MPa.

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Steel 1.7225 / 42CrMo4
Sheet Metal
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Alternative Designations: 42CrMo4 (ISO/UNE/UNI) | 4140 (AISI/SAE) | 42CD4 (AFNOR) | 708M40 (BS) | 2244 (SIS) | SCM440(H) (JIS)

Key Features: High strength • Tough • Resistance to impact • Hardenability

Steel 1.7225 has high strength, toughness, good hardenability and resistance to impact. It is widely used in the construction of machines

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Steel S235JR / 1.0038 / St37-K
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Alternative Designations: EN 10025 | S235JR | A283 (AISI/AA) | A 33 (AFNOR) | SN490B;C (JIS) | A310-0 (UNE)

Key Features: Good plasticity •​ Tough ​•​ Good weldability

Steel 1.0038 can be formed into many products. Its excellent weldability makes it to be widely used in bridges, transmission towers etc.

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Stainless Steel 316L / 1.4404 / X2CrNiMo17-12-2
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Alternative Designations: X2CrNiMo17-12-2 (ISO) | 316L (AISI/SAE) | S31603 (UNS) | Z2CND17.12 (AFNOR) | 316S12 (BS) | 2343/2348/2553 (SIS) | X2CrNiMo1712 (UNI) | SUS316 (JIS)

Key Features: Good heat resistance • Corrosion resistance • High weldability

The addition of molybdenum results in improved corrosion resistance with good stability against chloric and non oxidizing acid.

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Stainless Steel V2A / 1.4301 / X5CrNi18.10
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Alternative Designations: X5CrNi18.10 (ISO) | 304 (AISI/SAE) | S30400 (UNS) | Z6CN18.09 (AFNOR) | 304S15 (BS) | F.3551 (UNE) | 2332 (SIS) | X5CrNi1810 (UNI) | SUS304 (JIS)

Key Features: Excellent corrosion resistance • Low thermal conductivity • Good machinability

Stainless steel 1.4301 is chromium-nickel austenitic stainless steel. The chromium element gives it excellent corrosion resistance.

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PSU
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polysulfone

Key Features: Thermally stable • Resistant to chemicals • Strong

PSU (Polysulfone) is a transparent material. It is tough and rigid with good thermal stability and resistance to chemicals.

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PPS
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyphenylene Sulphide

Key Features: Rigid, brittle • Resistant to UV light and chemicals • Good dimensional stability

PPS has excellent strength of 80MPa and is highly rigid. It is resistant to high temperature, UV light, chemicals and creep.

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PPE-PS
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyphenylene ether – Polystyrene

Key Features: Ductile • Resistant to impact • Strong • Good flow ability

PPE – PS is a blend of polyphenylene ether and polystyrene. It is highly ductile and exhibits good resistance to impact.

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Polystyrene (PS)
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polystyrene

Key Features: Transparent • Hard • Brittle • Suitable for household items

PS (Polystyrene) is a transparent, amorphous thermoplastic. It is hard, brittle, rigid and resistant to gamma radiation.

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Polypropylene (PP)
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polypropylene homopolymer (PPHP)

Key Features: Impressive impact strength • Elastic • Resistant to moisture

PP (Polypropylene) has excellent resistance to moisture and chemicals, impressive impact strength and good elasticity.

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Polyethylene (PE)
Injection Moulding
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Key Features: Resistant to chemicals • Impermeable • Exhibits good electrical insulation properties

PE (Polyethylene) has good strength ratio. It is resistant to chemicals, impermeable and exhibits good electrical insulation properties.

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PET
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyethylene terephthalate

Key Features: Rigid • Flame retardant • Resistant to heat and creep

PET has a melting point of about 270°C; hence, molding is done at a high temperature. It is a hard material with low moisture absorption.

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PEI (Ultem)
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: PolyEtherImide

Key Features: Hard • Strong with low moisture absorption • High dielectric strength and stiffness

With a strong environmental resistance, PEI is highly stiff and stable. It is rigid and retains its strength at high temperatures.

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PC-PBT
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polycarbonate-Polybutylene Terephthalate

Key Features: Tough • Dimensionally stable • Suitable for applications that require corrosion resistance

PC – PBT has high toughness, dimensional stability and good resistance to heat and chemicals. It has good impact resistance and stiffness.

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PBT
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polybutylene terephthalate / Arnite

Key Features: Resistant to abrasion and creep • Low moisture absorption • Good impact and dimensional stability • Low co-efficient of thermal expansion

PBT has excellent resistance to abrasion and creep. It has a low coefficient of friction and a low moisture absorption.

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Nylon 66 / Nylon 6/6
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyamide 6/6 | PA 66

Key Features: Stiff • Resistant to wear and hydrocarbons • Light weight • Good mechanical strength

PA 6/6 is the most common variant of nylon used for engineering applications. It has a high melting temperature.

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Nylon 6 / PA 6
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyamide 6 / Polycaprolactam

Key Features: Tough • Resistant to wear and chemicals • High strength, rigidity, and lubricity

The fibers are tough but retain high tensile strength and elasticity. PA 6 is extremely resistant to wear and good electrical insulation.

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HDPE
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: High Density Polyethylene

Key Features: Lightweight • Strong • Ductile, Chemical resistant • Environmental friendly

HDPE is light in weight with high strength. It is resistant to chemicals and heat, impermeable and has good electrical insulation.

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POM / Delrin acetal
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Acetal homopolymer

Key Features: Durable • Strong • Resistant to wear, creep and warp

POM is an easy resin for molding. It has a relatively high tensile strength as well as high resistance to wear, creep and warp.

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Acrylic
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: PMMA

Key Features: Hard • Resistant to weather and chemicals • Transparent • Durable

Acrylic (PMMA) is the most common form of clear, moldable thermoplastic, often used in place of glass due to its higher resistance.

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PEEK
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyetheretherketone

Key Features: Hard • High mechanical strength • Resistant to chemicals and fatigue

PEEK is used in the production of components such as tubes, bearings, seals, valves, electric insulation and even medical implants.

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PLA
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyactic Acid

Key Features: Low glass transition temperature • Biocompatible • High tensile strength

PLA is derived from renewable sources and is biodegradable. It can easily be melted and shaped without losing its mechanical properties.

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PC (Polycarbonate)
Injection Moulding
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Key Features: Transparent • Durable • Shatter resistant • Good electrical properties

PC – Polycarbonate is a naturally transparent plastic with high strength and durability on impact. It is shatter resistant and heat resistant.

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PC-ABS Polycarbonate
Injection Moulding
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Key Features: Stiff • Resistant to heat • High impact strength

PC – ABS Polycarbonate blends the ease of processing of ABS with the high strength and mechanical properties of PC.

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ASA
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate

Key Features: High impact and wear resistance • Excellent mechanical properties • Resistant to UV light and chemicals

ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is an amorphous thermoplastic with improved weather resistance. It is widely used in prototyping in 3D printing.

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ABS
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Key Features: High rigidity and dimensional stability • Resistant to impact and scratches

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic material widely known for its high resistance to impact and toughness.

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LDPE
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Low Density Polyethylene

Key Features: Flexible • Lightweight • Translucent • Resistant to stress

LDPE is the most flexible member of the polyethylene family. It offers good resistance to stress and pliability with good strength.

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TPV (rubber)
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Thermoplastic vulcanizate

Key Features: High strength • Durable flexible • Resistant to heat and UV radiations

TPV is a synthetic rubber material often used in the automotive and construction industries and known for its high strength and durability.

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TPE (Elastomer)
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Thermoplastic Elastomer

Key Features: Strong • Tear and abrasion resistant • Flexible

TPE (Elastomer) exhibits excellent resistance to flexural fatigue. It has high impact strength and excellent chemical resistance.

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PVC
Injection Moulding
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Alternative Designations: Polyvinyl chloride

Key Features: Resistant to weathering, chemicals, corrosion and shock • Biocompatible • High strength

PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is the third most synthesized thermoplastic material. It is resistant to weathering, chemicals, corrosion and shock.

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Aluminium 46100 / ADC12 / A383 / Al-Si11Cu3
Die Casting
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Alternative Designations: AlSi11Cu3 | AC-46100 (EN) | A383.0 (ANSI/AA)

Key Features: Corrosion resistance • Lightweight • Dimensional stability

The ADC12 aluminium is more often used as an alternative for the A380 aluminium for parts that are highly intricate.

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Aluminium 46500 / A380 / Al-Si8Cu3
Die Casting
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Alternative Designations: AlSi8Cu3 | EN AC-46500 (EN) | A-S9U3A-Y4 (AFNOR) | A13800 (UNS)

Key Features: Excellent machinability • Easy casting • Hot cracking resistance

The A380 Aluminium gives an excellent combination of machinability, heat transfer and easy casting together with other properties.

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Zamak 7
Die Casting
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Alternative Designations: ZnAl4Ni | AG40B (ASTM) | Z33523 (UNS)

Key Features: Relatively high ductility • High fluidity

Zamak 7 has higher fluidity than the rest of the Zamak family alloys which makes it ideal for special hardware components.

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Zamak 5
Die Casting
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Alternative Designations: ZnAl4Cu1 | ZP0410 (EN) | AC41A (ASTM) | ZDC1 (JIS) | Z35531 (UNS)

Key Features: Excellent machinability • Improved strength • Low ductility

The higher copper content gives Zamak 5 an improved strength but is less ductile than Zamak 3.

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Zamak 4
Die Casting
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Key Features: Ductile • Flexibility • Excellent corrosion resistant • Durable

Zamak 4 brings an improvement to the mould sticking problems faced with Zamak 3.

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Zamak 2
Die Casting
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Alternative Designations: ZnAl4Cu3 | ZP0430 (EN) | AC43A (ASTM) | Z35541 (UNS)

Key Features: High Strength • Hardness • Machinability

Compared to the other members of the Zamak family of metals, Zamak 2 is the highest in terms of tensile strength, hardness and creep resistance.

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Zamak 3
Die Casting
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Alternative Designations: ZnAl4 | ZP0400 (EN) | AG40A (ASTM) | ZDC2 (JIS) | Z33520 (UNS)

Key Features: Dimensional stability • Outstanding finishing characteristics

Zamak 3 is the most commonly used in the Zamak family. It blends its physical and mechanical properties excellently.

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