Stratasys offers designers, engineers, and developers the materials needed to create prototypes, concept models, and end-use products from a wide selection of 3D printing FDM consumables and full Pantone PolyJet colors. These 3D printing materials can range from soft flexible rubber-like textures to industrial-grade end-use commercial parts. Additionally, surgical teams can now prepare with realistic tissue and bone resins to replicate human pathologies. Utilizing Thermoplastic and Photopolymer technology, designers, researchers, and validation teams can create life-like 3D printed models of products to expedite production with the largest selection of 3D printing materials available in the world.
FDM Technology works with specialized 3D printers and production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable, and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. For applications that demand tight tolerances, toughness, and environmental stability – or specialized properties like electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, VO flammability or FST ratings – there’s an FDM thermoplastic that can deliver:
PolyJet is a powerful 3D printing technology that produces smooth, accurate parts, prototypes, and tooling. With microscopic layer resolution and accuracy down to 0.1 mm, it can produce thin walls and complex geometries using the widest range of materials available with any technology. PolyJet photopolymers simulate clear, flexible, and rigid materials to help you 3D print parts that look and feel like your final product:
A material’s elongation at break value is the percentage increase in length that will occur before it breaks under tension, normally as a result of crack formation. The most rigid plastics will have values of 5% or less, with general engineering plastics measuring around 30%. High elongation and tensile strength properties lead to a material with high toughness. Chart a material’s resistance to cracking with its tensile strength
Heat deflection temperature is a measure of a material’s ability to resist a constant load at an elevated temperature – a higher heat deflection temperature will give a material good mechanical performance even in high heat environments. Impact strength is a measure of a material’s ability to absorb shock and impact energy without breaking and is a component of a material’s toughness. Chart a material’s heat resistance with its ability to absorb shock and impact.
Flexural strength is a measure of a material’s resistance to deformation under load, also known as stiffness. Flexible materials will have lower flexural strengths than rigid materials. Impact strength is a measure of a material’s ability to absorb shock and impact energy without breaking and is a component of a material’s toughness. A combination of high flexural strength and high impact strength is common amongst engineering grade plastics. Chart a material’s shock absorption with its stiffness.