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Definition: 3D printing materials


Following are the various kinds of material used by industrial 3D printers. Personal 3D printers use only a limited number of materials, mostly thermoplastic. The source of this data is U.K.-based Econolyst (www.econolyst.co.uk), which was acquired by Stratsys in 2015. See 3D printing and 3D printer.


Organic
waxes
tissue/cells

Ceramic
alumina
mullite
zirconia
silicon carbide
beta-tri calcium phosphate
ceramic (nano) leaded epoxies
silica (sand)
plaster
graphite
clay

Polymeric
ABS
polyamide (nylon)
filled PA
PEEK
thermosetting epoxies
ceramic (nano) leaded epoxies
PMMA
polycarbonate
ULTEM
aluminum loaded polyamide

Metallic
aluminum
tool steel
titanium
inconel
cobalt chrome
copper
stainless steel
gold/platinum
hastelloy