Materials

MATERIALS

At PrintPool we believe that the key to a great product is to prototype early and often. Our Product Development Package is ideal for those wanting to get an initial idea of the viability of their product before making a larger commitment.

Our Materials

We stock a wide variety of filaments, resins and powders to make your next project a reality. This list is constantly growing. If the material you want to use is not on this list, please get in touch and we may be able to suggest good alternatives or order the material in. Click on the download icon to download a copy of the spec sheet and design guidelines for your chosen material.

Tough PLA

PLA is a cheap, versatile material perfect for first prototypes, and for cost-effective larger models. This blend is formulated for enhanced toughness and properties similar to ABS.

PLACTIVE AN1

An FDA certified, antimicrobial variant of PLA, infused with a ‘nano-copper’ compound that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on contact. Non-toxic and biodegradable too.

ABS

Difficult to print, but well-worth the effort, our ABS filament has excellent material properties and is well suited to engineering applications that make use of its durability.

Onyx

Onyx is a speciality material, consisting of Nylon and chopped strand carbon fibre. This is an exceptionally strong and durable material with good chemical resistivity and heat tolerance.

Fibreglass Reinforced Onyx

The strongest material we offer, with all the benefits of our standard ONYX material, and the added advantages of a continuous strand of fibreglass. 3.5x stronger and 11x stiffer than ABS.

Standard Resin

Standard resin is excellent at reproducing very fine details on aesthetic models, and can print at 0.025mm layer thicknesses. It can be brittle though, and is not usually suitable for parts under mechanical stress.

Draft Resin

A recent material addition, Draft Resin prints in 0.3mm layers, meaning big parts can be made very fast. These large layers leave step marks on your parts though. Best suited for quickly prototyping for assessing form, this material is cheaper than the other resins on offer.

Tough 1500 Resin

Tough 1500 resin closely mimics the properties of Polypropylene, and is excellent for prototyping products that require a good balance of toughness (resistance to impact) and strength (resistance to static forces).

Elastic 50A Resin

Elastic 50A resin is a new material offered by Formlabs, designed to closely mimic silicone. ’50A’ is a reference to the material’s Shore A hardness. Good for applications that require flexibility, such as soft tissue models, and prototyping wearables and consumer goods.

Clear Resin

A variant of Standard Resin, clear resin is best suited for translucent parts. When polished, clear resin can be made nearly perfectly transparent, for prototyping lenses and optics.

Coming Soon!

Here’s a look at some more materials that we will soon begin to stock. Spec sheets and design guidelines coming soon.

Nylon 12

Providing truly outstanding material properties, Nylon 12 parts have excellent resistance to heat, stress and impact. Parts print without supports, allowing complex geometries, and have a slightly rough, sandy feel to the surface.

Rigid 10K

The stiffest SLA material we offer, Rigid 10K is a glass-filled resin that feels like a ceramic. Perfect for parts under very high static loads, aerodynamic models, and models requiring heat resistance.

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