3D Printing. Polypropylene.
3D Printing in Polypropylene.
For your durable end use use designs choose our 'real' Polypropylene or for very fine detail designs choose our simulated Polypropylene in Rigur, a simulated Polypropylene.
Our Polypropylene 3D printing materials are a good fit if you are prototyping designs intended for final production in Polypropylene or need to produce small batches of end use parts in 'real PP. (image © Stratasys)
Real Durable Polypropylene
We're excited to be able to offer you 'real' 3d printed polypropylene as an alternative to the simulated PP which has been the mainstay of the 3d printing industry for a number of years.
With material properties comparable to injection moulded Polypropylene, our 3d printed polypropylene gives you a material which offers excellent:
- Elongation at Break
- Impact resistance
- Air and Water tight
- Chemical resistance.
- WRAS approved material.
- Large Format build volume
Our 3d printed Polypropylene is appropriate for many applications including runs of functional and end-use parts.
Fine Detail. Simulated PP
Our Simulated polypropylene is ideal for designs with intricate detail and has been our mainstay for simulating polyprop part for several years. Rigur is the previously named Endur material and is a newer material. In broad terms Rigur is a slightly harder, less flexible material compared to the original Durus material. Rigur is now our default material for simulated Polypropylene and supports features down to 0.5mm.
The material manufacturer describes Rigur as "tough, highly flexible and durable. It enables you to 3D print precision prototypes that look and behave like polypropylene."
Smooth Surfaces. Fine Detail.
Our 'Fine Detail' 3D printing service is ideal for rapid prototyping pre production parts & models where fine detail and very smooth surface finishes are required. 3D Printing in our Polypropylene Like material gives your parts:
- Very smooth surface finish.
- 'Translucent' white colour
- Fine detail with 28 micron, 900 dpi 3d printing.
- High levels of accuracy & dimensional stability.
Even finer build. For items where you need maximum detail and the smoothest surface finish we give you the option of printing at 0.016mm (16 Micron) layers.
Polypropylene Material Properties.
Polypropylene (Real, SLS)
- Tensile Strength of 21.4 MPa
- Elongation at break 529%
- Flexural modulus of 698 Mpa
- Heat deflection 71 °C (@ 0.45Mpa)
- Shore Hardness (D) 80-84
- Build Volume. 500 x 500 x 500mm
- Build layers of 100um
- Support system. Self supporting powder.
- Colour White.
Rigur RGD450 (Simulated, Polyjet)
- Tensile Strength of 40 to 45 J/m
- Elongation at break of 20 to 35 percent
- Flexural modulus of 1500 - 1700 MPa.
- Temperature Resistance 49-54 °C
- Shore Hardness (D) 80-84
- Build Volume. Default 255 x 252 x 200mm (plus 500 x 400mm cost option)
- Build layers of 30um
- Support system. Jet wash removed wax like.
Examples of work. Polypropylene Like:
3D Printed parts in Polypropylene Like material.
3D Printed parts for a research application in our simulated Polypropylene material..
Very fine details 3d printed in our Polypropylene Like material.
Pictured is a very delicate design 3d printed in 16 um layers in our Polypropylene like material.
3D Printed Materials
OUR CLIENTS SAY
"Could not be more satisfied with the quality and response of the 3D Alchemy team. Their help with material selection was spot on."
"Great company for 3D prints in wide range of materials; good turn-around from quotation to delivery. Physically accurate product and great for sample evaluation prior to any production tooling investment."