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Available LS & DMLS Materials

Stereolithography.com has a diverse selection of Laser Sintering (LS) & Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) materials available. If you have a specific application planed for your prototype and you will find the guide below helpfully in choosing the correct resin. If you have any question or are unsure of the proper resin for the application you can ask your project manager to assist you in the selection of the proper material.

Glass Filled Nylon

Manufacturer : 3D Systems
Color : Light Gray
Composition : Glass Filled Nylon
Impact Strength - 2.8 ft-lb/in (unnothched izod)

Glass-filled polyamide (nylon) material for real-world physical testing and functional use

Applications:

  • Housings and enclosures
  • Motorsports
  • Aerospace
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Thermally stressed parts
  • Consumer sporting
  • Parts requiring stiffness

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    Nylon 12 / Duraform® Nylon PA

    Manufacturer : 3D Systems
    Color : Off White
    Composition : Durable Nylon
    Impact Strength - 6.8 ft-lb/in (unnothched izod)

    Durable polyamide material with nicely balanced mechanical properties, processability, and fine-feature surface resolution. Compliant with USP Class VI testing.

    Applications

  • Complex, thin-wall ductwork
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers and connectors
  • Form or Function Models
  • Consumer sporting goods
  • Vehicle dashboards and grilles
  • Medical applications requiring USP compliance, or biocompatibility
  • Functional prototypes that approach end-use performance properties
  • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing
  • Snap Fit Designs


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    FR-106 (Flame Retardant)

    Manufacturer : ALM
    Color : Off White
    Composition : Fire Retarded Nylon
    Modulus of Elasticity - 195 KSI

    Advanced Laser Material’s FR-106 is a polyamide composite specifically engineered for producing parts with excellent fire retardancy while maintaining superior mechanical properties. Parts manufactured from the FR-106 material exhibit high toughness and impact resistance. FR-106 parts can be manufactured to very low thicknesses, as low as 0.030”, without compromising fire retardancy and toughness. This enables engineers and designers to decrease wall thicknesses, saving space and weight in their products. Even at these very low thicknesses, FR-106 parts easily pass challenging 60 second vertical burn testing as well as smoke and toxicity tests.

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    Duraform® EX

    Manufacturer : 3D Systems
    Color : Off White
    Composition : Impact Resistant Plastic
    Impact Strength - 27.8 ft-lb/in (unnothched izod)

    This impact-resistant plastic offers the toughness of injection-molded polypropylene and ABS and is suitable for Rapid Manufacturing.

    Applications

  • Complex, thin-walled
  • Motorsports
  • Aerospace
  • Unmanned air vehicles
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Impellers
  • Connectors
  • Consumer sporting
  • Vehicle dashboards
  • Bumpers
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Living Hinges
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    Duraform® HST

    Manufacturer : 3D Systems
    Color : Light Gray
    Composition : Fiber Reinforced Plastic
    Impact Strength - 5.8 ft-lb/in (unnothched izod)

    Improved strength, stiffness, and thermal performance compared to DuraForm® GF. More consistent mechanical properties than carbon fiber-filled materials.

    Typical Applications include:

    • UAV structural components
    • Housings and enclosures
    • Impellers
    • Connectors
    • Consumer sporting goods

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    Flex

    Manufacturer : 3D Systems
    Color : White & Black
    Composition : Thermoplastic Elastomer
    Elongation at Break - 110%

    Electrometric material with rubber-like flexibility and a range of Shore A hardness. Infiltration adds colors and improves burst strength.

    Applications:

    • Athletic footwear and equipment
    • Gaskets, hoses and seals
    • Simulate thermoplastic elastomer, cast urethane, silicone and rubber parts
    • “Soft-touch,” Overmold grips Parts requiring rubber-like flexibility and durability
    • Form, fit, or functional prototypes
    • Parts that require joining with adhesives
    • Complex production and prototype plastic parts
    • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing

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    CastForm PS

    Manufacturer : ALM
    Color : Off White
    Composition : Wax-based Poly Styrene
    Autoignition Point - 770ºF

    For investment cast needs, CastForm PS is ideal for the required wax master.  It functions like foundry wax, is easy to process, is very cast friendly, and has low residual ash content (less than 0.02%).  It can be used to create alloy parts in a variety of low melt-temperature metals, including aluminum, titanium, magnesium, zinc and others. 


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    Stainless Steel 17-4 GP1

    Manufacturer : EOS GmbH
    Composition : Pre Alloy Stainless Steel
    Hardness : 32HRC

    EOS Stainless Steel 17-4 is a pre-alloyed stainless steel in fine powder form. Its composition corresponds to US classification 17-4 PH. This kind of steel is characterized by having very good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, especially excellent ductility, and is widely used in a variety of engineering applications. This material is ideal for many part-building applications such as functional metal prototypes, small series products, individualized products or spare parts. Standard processing parameters use full melting of the entire geometry with 20 μm layer thickness, but it is also possible to use skin and core building style to increase the build speed. Using standard parameters the mechanical properties are fairly uniform in all directions. Laser-sintered parts made from EOS Stainless Steel 17-4 can be welded, machined, micro shot-peened, polished and coated if required. Unexposed powder can be reused without restriction or refreshing.

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    Stainless Steel 15-5 PH1

    Manufacturer : EOS GmbH
    Composition : Pre Alloy Stainless Steel
    Hardness : 40HRC

    EOS Stainless Steel PH1 is a pre-alloyed stainless steel in fine powder form. Its composition corresponds to US classification 15-5PH and fulfils the requirements of AMS 5659 for Mn, Mo, Ni, Si, C, Cr and Cu. This kind of steel is characterized by having very good corrosion resistance and mechanical properties, especially in the precipitation hardened state. This type of steel is widely used in variety of medical, aerospace and other engineering applications requiring high hardness, strength and corrosion resistance.

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    Cobalt Chrome MP1

    Manufacturer : EOS GmbH
    Composition : Cobalt-Chrome-Molybdenum-Based Superalloy
    Hardness : 35HRC

    EOS CC MP1 is a cobalt-chromemolybdenum-based superalloy powder which has been especially developed to fulfill the requirements of dental restorations which have to be veneered with dental ceramic material and has been optimized especially for processing on EOSINT M270 systems.

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