3D Printed Materials
There are 5 materials we print with here, PLA, PETG, ABS, ASA, and Flexible
PLA - Polylactic Acid is an eco-friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable material made from cornstarch. PLA has a low resistance to heat and is more brittle than other filaments. That being said it's still incredibly strong for most uses.
PET-G - PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is extremely strong filament. This is the same material used in plastic bottles and other food containers. Our version is Glycol modified for even better durability. It is almost unbreakable as it it will just keep bending, rather than snapping like more brittle plastics may. While not certified food-safe this is one of the better alternatives for anything coming in contact with food.
ABS - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene is a very durable, slightly flexible lightweight thermoplastic and can be easily extruded, which makes it perfect for 3D printing. While not certified food-safe this is one of the better alternatives for anything coming in contact with food.
ASA - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate is a very specialist material, which is new on the scene. It’s very similar to ABS, but with one key difference – it’s resistant to UV light. That means it won’t crack or yellow when left out in the sun over time. If you print practical outdoorsy things, or print for business this printing material is invaluable.
TPU - Thermoplastic Polyurethane: This material has high flexibility, excellent abrasion and impact resistance properties making it less prone to deformation.
Nylon - Nylon is Polyamide and is incredibly strong, this is the same material that weed-eater line is made from. It is resistant to most chemicals, has a low friction coefficient, and has good heat resistance. One drawback to nylon is that it's incredibly hydroscopic (soaks up water).
These are the currently available options and colors for 3D printed items from our shop. If you you're looking for a color we don't have, contact us and we'll see what we can do!
3D Printed Colors
Here is a representation of some of the colors we have available. Things do tend to look a little different in person no matter how hard we try to color correct, so expect some slight variations.