Material Properties. 3D Printing.

Material Properties.

Here we have listed all our 3d printing material along with th key values for their main physical properties.

Data Sheets.

For most (but not all) materials we have dedicated data sheets published by their manufacturers with additional data. Let us know which you need and we'll email them over to you.


Please see the bottom of this page for notes and the small print on how to use the information.

Strong and Durable Materials

3D Printing Materials.  Properties.

Ceramic 3D printing. SLA, Zirconia, Aluminia

Zirconia (ZrO2):

  • True Technical Ceramic
  • Temperature Resistance:  1500°C+
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: 10*10^-6 [1/K]
  • Density 6.08 g\cm3
  • Hardness HV10  1250
  • Flexural Strength: 890Mpa
  • Surface Roughness: Ra 0.3um

Alumina (Al2O3):

  • True Technical Ceramic
  • Temperature Resistance:  1650°C+
  • Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: 8*10^-6 [1/K]
  • Density 3.985 g\cm3
  • Hardness HV10 1450 - 1800 
  • Flexural Strength: 430Mpa
  • Surface Roughness: Ra 0.4 / 0.9um (2 versions)

3D Printed Zirconia and Alumina Datasheet \ Design guide. 

SLA Ceramic :

  • SLA ceramic material built in 0.1mm layers.
  • Temperature Resistance of 132°c.   (270°c)  HDT
  • Density 1.7 g/cm³
  • Tensile Modulus 10500Mpa  (9800Mpa)
  • Tensile Strength 68Mpa (80Mpa)
  • Elongation at Break 1.1% (1.2%)
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area - 500 x 500 x 590mm
  • Break away support structure.
  • Figures in brackets after a Thermal Postcure. Cost option, please request pricing) - Revised 6th December 2018. 
3D Printing Materials.  Properties.

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing

SLS "Carbon"

  • Carbon Fibre reinforced nylon material built in 0.1mm layers giving good Stiffness v Weight ratio's.
  • Heat Deflection: 179°C @ 0.45 MPa
  • Density 1.1 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus 7100Mpa
  • Tensile Strength 76Mpa
  • Elongation at Break 4%
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.3mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.  +/- 0.1mm available as a cost option. 
  • Build Area - 330 x 280 x 370mm  (w x d x h)
  •                   - 490 x 490 x 740mm (Large format option) 
  • Optional sealing service to give your parts additional Chemical, Air and Water resistance.

FDM "Nylon 12 CF"


  • Carbon Fibre reinforced ABS material built in 0.254mm layers. 50% stiffer and 15% stronger than standard ABS thermoplastic. 
  • Heat Deflection:  99°C @ 264psi  
  • Density 1.09 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus (XZ):  3342 MPa
  • Tensile Strength (XZ): 37.7 MPa
  • Elongation at Break( XZ):  2.7%
  • Flexural Modulus (XZ) - 3760 MPa
  • Resistivity (ASTM D257):  Volume 4.6 x 10¹² 
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area:  355 x 254 x 355mm (w x d x h)

Fine Detail

Materials and processes for intricate designs. Ideal for your prototyping, fit and form testing or fabricating your designs with thin walls and very fine detail features down to as little as 300um (0.3mm).

Flexible Materials

Rubber 3D Printing, Our 3D printing service gives you real TPU and Polypropylene. Our simulated rubber materials are available in a range of shore A values and a huge range of colours.

3D Printing Materials.  Properties.

3D Printing service for printing LSR VMQ silicone.

Silicone Rubber:

True Silicone:

  • Temperature Range of -30 to 180°c.
  • Elongation at Break 360% to 1000%
  • Tear Strength - 5.8 to 17 N/mm
  • Shore A Values: Choose Shore A = 20, 35, 50 or 60
  • Colours: Typically translucent white. 
  • Biocompatibility according to ISO10993-5 and -10 
  • Build Volume: 130 x 70 x 100mm
  • Datasheet : Datasheet Here 

Values depend on the Shore A value selected.



Additive manufacturing service in a range of metals. Our service includes High Temperature solutions with Stainless 1.4859, Nickle Alloys, High conductivity with Copper and Silver and an range of Aluminium alloys. Large format options available.

The Small Print

All data has been provided by the manufacturers.

It was collected from specific specimens and test conditions and is provided for information only. Characteristics may vary if different specimens and test conditions are applied. Unless expressly provided in writing, no warranties are made and warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose are expressly disclaimed.

Body safe, Food Grade, Medical & Dental materials.

Generally materials are not 'Body Safe' or 'Food Grade'.  In the Strong & Durable section, check Ultem for for FST, Bio Compatability or Food Safe applications. SLS PA2200 is also a possible candidate for food applications, plus 316L Stainless Steel. 

The suitability of a 3D Printed part for a given application will depend on your design & should be proved by appropriate testing.

We make no guarantee or accept any resonsibility for the suitability of your selected material, design and finished 3d printed parts for your given application. We will strive to make your design to the best of our ability but you should endeavour to prove it's suitability & safety before use.

Find just the right material for your project with our Materials Wizard.

Materials Wizard


Example objects printed with our 3d printing services:

3d printing service - example of work.
Metal 3d printing service - example of work.


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