3D Printing Materials

A broad range of FDM and Polyjet materials are available for 3D Printing here in our Wollongong Shop!

                                           Diverse 3D Printing Materials

Do you require parts that are:

Fully Transparent

Hard plastic 

Soft rubber

or even a combination of each?


      If so check out our available materials below:

3D Printed Diverse Materials3D Printed Cog Wheels3D Printed Objects

                                              Digital Materials

3D Printed Digital Materials

Digital Materials are obtained by the combination of multiple photopolymers in specific composite arrangements and controlled structures allowing a gradient of mechanical and aesthetic properties. In fact this is probably one of the best examples of the new dimension that 3D printing brings to manufacturing. 

An example combines VeroWhitePlus (A rigid engineering polymer simulant) with TangoBlackPlus (a flexible silicone simulant), which allows up to 14 different material combinations with graded flexibility and shading (Objet VeroWhitePlus RGD835, Objet TangoBlackPlus FLX980-TangoPlus FLX930).

At our 3D printing Wollongong one stop shop we can access the Vero, Tango, and Digital ABS material families to produce parts to your unique                                                                                                                                      requirements.

                                                 Digital ABS

3D Printed Green Digital ABS

For years, one of the limitations of Polyjet printed parts was a comparably low heat deflection temperature, limiting the use of printed parts in final applications. To address this the capabilities of multi-material printing were harnessed to allow the printing of Digital ABS, a composite material (RGD515 and RGD535) combining high temperature resistance with toughness. The robust characteristics of this material even allow for the direct production of injection and blow moulding tools. Thermal treatments allow this technologies highest impact resistance and shock absorption properties to be achieved. The industry has advanced well beyond the brittle prototypes available throughout the early 2000's. 

3D Printed Ivory Digital ABSThis robust and practical material family is ideal for more demanding applications including, 

Functional prototypes
Manufacturing tools
Molds, including injection and blow molds
Snap-fit parts for high or low temperature use
Electrical parts, casings, mobile phone casings
Engine parts and covers


3D Printed Transparent Nuts
When producing a prototype for real world testing it is often of huge benefit to be able to visualise what is actually happening inside the part at any given time. There are a number of translucent and transparent options that can be considered. Fullcure720 and VeroClear are two such options that are routinely used in fluidic applications. Manual post processing of external surfaces can allow for an incredibly effective almost glass-like finish for the most dramatic or artistic of parts. 

                                                 Rigid Opaque

3D Printed White Rigid Opaque Bottle Opener

Rigid opaque photopolymers are the mainstay of the Polyjet materials families and provide excellent detail visualization in gray, black, white and blue. In the highest possible 3D printing resolution you can achieve smooth, attractive prototypes to test the fit, form and function of static parts, moving components or complex assemblies. These attributes are often ideal for the production of accurate jigs, precise fixtures and manufacturing tooling with complex and detailed geometry. 

                                  Simulated Polypropylene (Durus White)

Being able to produce a prototype that mimics the dimensions and physical properties of the final envisaged part as closely as possible can be of huge importance. End use injection moulded parts are often manufactured from polypropylene. Durus White sits in this category as a specialised simulant material that is ideal for accurately replicating living hinges that can be incorporated into moulded parts. 

                                                 Rubber Like 

3D Printed Rubber Like Vibration Absorbing Mount

The Tango family of rubber-like materials have been key to the success of Polyjet technologies and offers a group of materials specifically tailored to give a range of elastomeric properties over Shore scale A hardness values from 30 - 95. These materials are generally silicone simulants with properties for elongation at break, tear resistance and tensile strength. Ideal for use as seals or shock adsorbing mounts, the use of these materials is often a very practical and cost effective alternative to moulding or casting.

                                                 Bio Compatible

Huge advances are being made in translating 3D printing into medical applications, and not just in the development on surgical tools or pre-operative models. The every growing needs of clinicians have opened doors into the direct manufacture of patient specifics components such as surgical guides or aligners. MED610 is a bio-compatible Polyjet photopolymer that has been formulated specifically to address this market need. The polymer is a rigid medical rapid prototyping material. It features high dimensional stability and colorless transparency. Components printed in this material and processed in accordance with strictly specified guidelines are ideal for applications requiring prolonged skin contact of more than 30 days or short-term mucosal-membrane contact of up to 24 hours. This material has five medical approvals including cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, delayed type hypersensitivity, irritation and USP plastic class VI.  

                                                 FDM Materials

While FDM components are generally limited to a single material, these materials can be somewhat more representative of the final target production material. The most common of FDM materials include PLA and ABS. These are both incredibly versatile and provide high temperature stability as well as good accuracy. More advanced FDM printing systems allow the processing of polycarbonates, Nylons and/or elastomeric blends. These emerging FDM materials often require greater expertise and experience to achieve successful results. We employ FDM for the production of jigs, mountings, mould patterns and final use components.