Manufacturing-grade materials from Additive-X

Discover some of the 3D printing materials suitable for your Manufacturing requirements

We work alongside some of the best 3D Printer brands in the additive manufacturing industry who are able to print with materials capable of forming high-strength functional components such as tools, fixtures, templates, assembly tools, assembly aids or production tools, using filaments, powders and resins.

This is where our additive manufacturing specialists will really be able to help! Let us ask you the right questions about your requirements so we can recommend the best solution for your needs. Ask us how you can implement additive manufacturing into your daily workflow and improve your productivity, saving you time, energy and costs.

What Can Manufacturing Materials Print?

Replacement parts
Jigs and Fixtures
End-use parts
Tools
Jaws

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Choosing a Formlabs Resin for manufacturing?

Let us help you find the right resin for your manufacturing job from the 33+ resins in the growing Formlabs Material Library

Rigid 10K

For industrial-grade parts which are rigid and strong, printed at 100 or 50 micron layer height

Rigid 4000

For engineering-grade parts which are stiff and strong, printed at 100 or 50 micron layer height

Tough 2000

Stiff, sturdy, rugged prototypes printed at 100 or 50 micron layer height

Tough 1500

Stiff, pliable, resilient prototyping material at 100 and 50 micron layer height

Durable

Soft, pliable prototyping at 100 and 50 micron layer height

Flexible 80A

For hard, flexible parts with slow return printed at 100 and 50 micron layer height

Elastic 50A

Prints soft flexible parts that spring back, at 100 micron layer height

Choosing a powder or filament for your Manufacturing needs?

Let us help you find the right resin for your manufacturing job from the 33+ resins in the growing Formlabs Material Library

Nylon 12 powder

For strong, durable, production-ready parts. High strength, ductility. Suitable for creating complex assemblies and durable parts

Nylon 11 powder

For strong, durable, production-ready parts. Ductile, robust parts. Suitable for printing parts that needs bend or resist impact

PET

Offers a very good chemical resistance

PETG

For parts needing significant chemical resistance and durability

PEEK

For parts needing high lubricity, low part wear, high load capacity, temperature resistance and easy machining

PEKK

For parts needing high thermal dimensional stability, low flammability, outstanding chemical resistance and excellent mechanical properties over a wide temperature range

ULTEM™ 9085 filament

For high strength to weight ratio, excellent heat resistance and high impact strength

ASA

For tough strong parts. Known for its high impact, wear and UV resistance

ABS

For parts needing high rigidity, good impact resistance, Good insulating properties and mechanically strong and stable over time

PA (Nylon)

For high wear high thermal stability parts. Very good strength, chemical resistance.

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Printing Examples

Manufacturing Printers

Formlabs Fuse 1

High-quality Benchtop industrial SLS 3D Printer for nylon powder printing without supports

Formlabs Form 3+

Affordable high-quality resin 3D Printer from Formlabs for functional parts and prototypes

Formlabs Form 3L

Large-format Resin 3D Printer for affordable large-scale part production

Builder Extreme 1500 PRO HC

Large and wide Builder Extreme industrial FFF 3D Printer + Heated Chamber

Formlabs Fuse 1

High-quality Benchtop industrial SLS 3D Printer for nylon powder printing without supports

Formlabs Form 3+

Affordable high-quality resin 3D Printer from Formlabs for functional parts and prototypes

Formlabs Form 3L

Large-format Resin 3D Printer for affordable large-scale part production

Builder Extreme 1500 PRO HC

Large and wide Builder Extreme industrial FFF 3D Printer + Heated Chamber

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FAQ’S

Commonly asked questions about Manufacturing Materials

Properties may vary with part geometry, print orientation and temperature but tests on Fuse 1 prints in Nylon 12 report the following: Ultimate Tensile Strength 50 MPa. Tensile Modulus 1850 MPa Elongation at Break (X/Y) 11% and (Z) 6%
Yes, both the Form 3+ and Form 3L are widely used for manufacturing applications and are suitable for a vast range of resins. The 3B+ and 3BL are the alternative, healthcare-specific printers when biocompatible and dental resins are required.
PEEK is a high-performance polymer, 3D printed PEEK parts provide excellent resistance to high-temperature as well as resistance to chemicals, wear and fatigue. PEEK is flame resistant (Class V-0 according to UL 94) with low smoke and toxicity. PEEK can also be used as an effective electric insulator in a wide range of frequencies with outstanding thermal and environmental resistance. It has a range of uses including applications up to 230°C. medical, slipping and sliding applications, machine and device parts.
PEEK can be printed on the 3DGence Industry F340, F350, F421 with ESM-10 soluble support material, or with a breakaway support. The process requires a high extrusion temperature, heated bed, heated build chamber and annealing of the print.
ULTEM™ 9085 Filament is available to print via CFR technology on the FX20 in Markforged’s new, giant 3200cc XL spool (4x the standard spool size). ULTEM™ 9085 filament is a high-temp, extra durable thermoplastic with excellent Flame, Smoke and Toxicity (FST) properties making it suitable for aerospace applications.