3D Printing Materials Information

On this page, you will find information about our 3D printing materials, material specifications and technical sheets. The information is arranged as follow:


Design Guidelines by Material:

Material Specifications' Sum Up

Technical Specification Sheets


Plastic Material Design Guidelines

Our plastic material is a strong yet slightly flexible material and is a great all rounder. It is also the perfect production material since it allows the use of the batch control. This material is a powder based material printed thanks to a Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process. Layer by layer, the powder is sintered where it needs to be to create the object. There is no need for extra support as the powder acts as a one. The powder we use is made of Polyamide (also called Nylon).

It can either be coloured throughout the material (white and grey) because the powder itself is colored or dyed in post process in a wide range of colors. We offer raw, polished and double polished finishings. The more polished the part, the smoother it looks but the softer edges are. Plastic is offered in standard and high definition layer thicknesses.

You can find detailed technical information about this material in the technical sum up and in the technical sheets.

All values listed in mm (10 mm = 0.3937 in).

Description Attribute Value (mm)
3D Printer Resolution
Standard layer thickness 0.10 - 0.15
High Definition layer thickness 0.06
Size Limitations
Maximum size white/unpolished 677 × 368 × 565
Maximum size colored 180 × 220 × 220
Maximum size polished
170 × 160 × 150
x+y+z ≤ 390

Thickness & Geometry
Minimum wall thickness
Rigid: 2.00
Flexible: 0.80

Minimum wall thickness stemmed elements
With support: 0.80
Without support: 1.00

Minimum wall thickness particular design aspects 1.00-2.00
Etching/Embossing Depths
Minimum size of details 0.30
Minimum height and width details
Embossed : 0.40
Engraved : 0.50

Minimum height and width for a readable text 0.50
Enlargement ratio 1/1
Spacing & Clearances
Minimum spacing between fixed walls 0.5
Minimum clearance between parts 0.5
Enclosed/Interlocking Volumes Enclosed parts ? right
Interlocking parts ? right
Piece Assembly Restrictions Possible to assemble? right
Minimum space
0.5
Hollowing Is it possible to hollow my object? right
Files with multiple objects Files with Multiple Objects ? right

The above information is non contractual, it is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing.



Silver Material Design Guidelines

Our silver material is strong yet subject to scratches as any mass produced silver object would be. It is made through a lost wax casting process. We first print a patent of the model in wax, then we make a mold around it, melt the inside patent and pour melted silver inside. When it's cold, we break the outside mold and obtain the final piece. This is an excellent jewelry material and is also great for its electrical characteristics.

We offer various finishing options: rough, mirror polished, white & black rhodium plated, gold and pink gold plated.

Your final object will be made of 92.5% of pure silver and 7.5% of metal alloy.

All values listed in mm (10 mm = 0.3937 in).

Description Attribute Value (mm)
3D Printer Resolution Standard layer thickness 0.025
Size Limitations Maximum size 60 × 80 × 100
Minimum size 2.40 × 2.40 × 0.80
Etching/Embossing Depths Minimum size of details 0.40
Minimum height and width for a readable text width : 0.50
height : 1.50
Enlargement ratio 1/1
Enclosed & Interlocking Volumes Enclosed parts ? wrong
Interlocking parts ? wrong
Spacing & Clearances Minimum spacing between fixed walls 0.30
Piece Assembly Assembly ? wrong
Hollowing Hollowing ? wrong
Files with multiple objects Files with multiple objects ? wrong

The above information is non contractual, it is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing.



Brass Material Design Guidelines

Our brass material is strong yet subject to scratches and tarnishing when not plated as any mass produced brass object would be. It is made through a lost wax casting process. We first print a patent of the model in wax, then we make a mold around it, melt the inside patent and pour melted brass inside. When it's cold, we break the outside mold and obtain the final piece. This is an excellent jewelry material and is also great for its electrical characteristics.

We offer various finishing options: rough, mirror polished, white & black rhodium plated, gold and pink plated.

Your final object will be made of 82% of copper and 18% of Zinc.

All values listed in mm (10 mm = 0.3937 in).

Description Attribute Value (mm)
3D Printer Resolution Standard layer thickness 0.025
Size Limitations Maximum size 69 × 89 × 40
Minimum size 2.40 × 2.40 × 0.60
Thickness & Geometry Minimum wall thickness 0.80
Minimum wall thickness stemmed elements 1.00
Minimum wall thickness particular design aspects 1.00
Etching/Embossing Depths Minimum size of details 0.40
Minimum height and width for a readable text width : 0.50
height : 1.50
Enlargement ratio 1/1
Enclosed & Interlocking Volumes Enclosed parts ? wrong
Interlocking parts ? wrong
Spacing & Clearances Minimum spacing between fixed walls 0.30
Piece Assembly Assembly ? wrong
Hollowing Hollowing ? wrong
Files with multiple objects Files with multiple objects ? wrong

The above information is non contractual, it is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing.



Resin Material Design Guidelines

Our resin material is a rigid, glassy material with a smooth surface, perfect for high detailed visualization. It is made thanks to a PolyJet process. A print head (like in a regular inkjet printer) sprays small drops of resin onto the platform and UV light cures it, layer by layer. Support material is required during the process and is then removed.

It comes in black, white and translucent or painted in a wide range of colors.

You can find detailed technical information about this material in the technical sum up and in the technical sheets.

All values listed in mm (10 mm = 0.3937 in).

Description Attribute Value (mm)
3D Printer Resolution Layer thickness 0.028
Size Limitations Maximum size 290 × 190 × 147
Thickness & Geometry Minimum wall thickness 2.00
Etching/Embossing Depths Minimum size of details 0.20
Minimum size of text 0.80
Enlargement ratio 1/1
Enclosed & Interlocking Volumes Enclosed parts ? right
Interlocking parts ? right
Spacing & Clearances Minimum spacing between fixed walls 0.40
Minimum clearance between parts 0.40
Piece Assembly Assembly ? right
Minimum space 0.40
Hollowing Hollowing ? wrong
Files with multiple objects Files with multiple objects ? wrong

The above information is non contractual, it is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing.



Alumide Material Design Guidelines

Our alumide material is a strong, slightly flexible material that can withstand some pressure when bent. The surface has a grainy, sandy appearance and is slightly porous. Good for moving parts and mechanical items. This material is a powder based material printed thanks to a Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process. Layer by layer, the powder is sintered where it needs to be to create the object. There is no need for extra support as the powder acts as one. The powder we use is made with a mix of plastic (polyamide) and aluminium powder.

It can either be coloured throughout the material in grey to ensure coloration resistance or dyed in post process in a wide range of colors. We offer raw and polished finishings. The more polished the part, the smoother it looks but the softer edges are.

You can find detailed technical information about this material in the technical sum up and in the technical sheets.

All values listed in mm (10 mm = 0.3937 in).

Description Attribute Value (mm)
3D Printer Resolution Layer Thickness 0.15
Size Limitations
Maximum size 190 x 240 x 300
(7.48 in x 9.45 in x 11.81 in)
Maximum size colored 180 x 220 x 220
(7.09 in x 8.66 in x 8.66 in)
Maximum size polished
Max length : 300 mm (11.81 in)

Thickness & Geometry Minimum wall thickness 1.50
Minimum wall thickness for particular design aspects 2.00
Etching/Embossing Depths Minimum size of details 1.00
Minimum size of text 1.00
Enlargement ratio 1/1
Enclosed & Interlocking Volumes Enclosed parts ? right
Interlocking parts ? right
Spacing & Clearances Minimum spacing between fixed walls 0.50
Minimum clearance between parts 0.50
Piece Assembly Assembly ? right
Minimum space 0.50
Hollowing Hollowing ? right
Files with multiple objects Files with multiple objects ? wrong

The above information is non contractual, it is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing.



Multicolor Material Design Guidelines

Our alumide material is a plaster-like material that is colored as it prints. Excellent for purely decorative items but its brittle nature means shocks or friction should be avoided. Contact with water should also be avoided. This material is a powder based material printed thanks to a binder jetting process. Layer by layer, a print head is spraying ink and a binder on the powder where it needs to. There is no need for extra support as the powder acts as a one. The powder we use is made with calcium sulfate and is also called sandstone. After printing and depowdering, we put the object inside a glue (cyanoacrylate) bath to ensure its solidity.

It can either be raw or varnished.

You can find detailed technical information about this material in the technical sum up and in the technical sheets.

All values listed in mm (10 mm = 0.3937 in).

Description Attribute Value (mm)
3D Printer Resolution Layer thickness 0.10
Size Limitations Maximum size 254 × 381 × 203
Thickness & Geometry Minimum wall thickness 2.00
Minimum wall thickness particular design aspects 3.00
Etching & Embossing Depths Minimum size of details 0.40
Minimum size of text 0.50
Enlargement ratio 1/1
Enclosed/Interlocking Volumes Enclosed parts ? wrong
Interlocking parts ? wrong
Spacing & Clearances Minimum spacing between fixed walls 0.90
Piece Assembly Assembly ? right
Minimum space between attached pieces 0.40
Minimum space needed for a large assembly 0.90
Hollowing Hollowing ? right
Files with multiple objects Files with multiple objects ? right

The above information is non contractual, it is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing.



Materials Specifications Sum Up


Properties Plastic Multicolor Opaque Resin Transluscent Resin Alumide

3D Print Density (g/cm3)

0.90 - 0.95 N/A 1.17 - 1.18 1.18 - 1.19 1.35 ± 0.05

Tensile Modulus (N/mm2)

1700 ± 150 6405 N/A 2000 - 3000 3600 ± 150

Tensile strength (N/mm2<)

45 ± 3 9 50 - 65 50 - 65 45 ± 3

Elongation at break (%)

20 ± 5 0.25 10 - 25 10 - 25 3 ± 0.5

Melting point (°C)

172 - 180 112 N/A N/A 172 - 180

Composition of our silver material

Pure silver: 92.5%
Metal Alloy: 7.5%


Composition of our brass material

Copper : 82%
Zinc : 18%



Technical Specification Sheets

Here you will find downloadable information on materials we use for 3d printing. This includes technical datasheets, food safety and regulatory information.


Material Technical specification sheets
Plastic

Multicolor

Resin

Alumide




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