Strong & Durable Service. Production Materials.

3D Printing giving strong and durable parts

3D Printing, strong and durable parts for end use applications.

Our 'Strong and Durable' service gives you the widest choice of 3d printing processes and materials where your designs are intended for 'end use' & production applications.

One of the key advantages of choosing our 'Strong & Durable' 3D printing service gives you the ability to build your parts in 'real' production grade materials.  Our wide range of thermoplastics gives you your parts in 'real' production plastics for testing while Metals, Carbon and Graphite reinforced Nylon, Silicone, Ceramic and Polypropylene give you access to a range of materials individually featuring desirable properties to suit your application.  

ABS. Fast Turnaround, Excellent Value.

Producing your designs our small format ABS material gives you fast turnaround times (often next day)  with lower cost per model and is the service of choice for many rapid prototyping or model making applications.

ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is default material for our Strong & Durable service is which produces strong and durable parts.   It comes in a range of colours and a Bio compatible FDA approved version.  

3D Printing service in ABS. Read more


Thermoplastics. Specialist Applications.

Our extended range of FDM 3D Printing materials is intended to help designers and engineers prototype or rapid manufacture across a range of specialist manufacturing sectors, from electronics & medical through to transport & aerospace. 

ABS - Bio compatible. "M30i"

• Biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI)1 material
• Sterilisable using gamma radiation or ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilisation methods
• Best fit for applications requiring good strength and sterilisation

Colour: Ivory | Code: ABS-M30i.

Biocompatible ABS 3D printing service...

ABS - UV Stable. "ASA".

  • A new material giving an ABS whth good UV Stability for outdoor applications.
  • ASA arguably produces the best finished FDM parts with excellent aesthetics.
  • Available in 10 fade-resistant colors.
  • Fast turnaround option in ASA Black.


Colour: Black (default) | Code: ABS-ASA.

3D Printing service for ASA material...

ABS - Static Dissipative. "ESD7".

• Static dissipative with target surface resistance of 10⁷ ohms (typical range 10⁹ – 10⁶ ohms)*
• Makes great assembly tools for electronic and static sensitive products
• Widely used for functional prototypes of cases, enclosures and packaging

Colour: Black | Code: ABS-ESD7

3D Printing service Static Dissipative...


• Additional Strength over ABS.
• Higher temperature resistance.
• Applications include forms and moulds.

Colour: White | Code: PC

3d printing service in Polycarbonate...

Polycarbonate - Bio compatible.

• Biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI)1 material
• Sterilisable using gamma radiation or ethylene oxide (EtO) sterilisation methods
• Best fit for applications requiring higher strength and sterilisation

Colour: White or Translucent Natural | Code: PC-ISO

3D Printing service in Biocompatible Polycarbonate...

ABS\Polycarbonate hybrid.

• Superior mechanical properties and heat resistance of PC
• Excellent feature definition and surface appeal of ABS
• Highest impact strength

Colour: Black | Code: PC-ABS

read more about 3D Printing in PC\ABS...

Flame, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) certified. "ULTEM".

• FST (flame, smoke, toxicity) certified thermoplastic (Ultem 9085)
• High heat and chemical resistance; Highest tensile and flexural strength
• Ideal for commercial transportation applications in airplanes, buses, trains, boats, etc.
• Food Safe (FDA Cert for feed stick) & Autoclave compatible version (Ultem 1010)

Note: The minimum wall thickness or feature is 1.5mm for ULTEM.

Colour: Natural or Tan | Code: ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010

3D Printing Service in ULTEM...

Heat & Chemical Resistant. "Antero".

  • Pekk Antero 800NA 
  • Resistant to avaiation and automotive fuel and lubricants. 
  • Low outgassing for Space and Aerospace applications. 
  • Burn and Smoke test data avaiable.

Note: The minimum wall thickness or feature is 1.5mm.

Colour: Tan | Code: Antero

Metals. Direct Metal Laser Sintering.

3D Printing in Metals gives you design freedom which previously could have been restricted by traditional manufacturing techniques.  

Choose from a range of metals include Aluminium, Steel and Titanium. Large format build volumes are available for your Aluminium parts.

read more about 3d printing in metal...

Silicone. Real Material.

An important addition to our Strong and Durable service is the introduction of 'Real' Silicone as a 3d printable material. 3D Printing in Silicone is a new process in development by a team of UK engineers and is currently seeking investment. 

read more about 3d printing in real silicone...

CARBON. High Strength, Light weight.


Our Carbon focused 3d printing materials gives you a choice for applications needing wear resistance, good stiffness & a high strength to weight ratio.  Parts look good and have good temperature resistance. 

read more about 3d printing in Carbon...


Our Graphite material is ideal for your designs where the ultimate strength of Carbon is not required and offers highly aesthetic parts at a lower build price than other carbon processes. Finished parts look lovely and have good temperature resistance.

read more about 3d printing in Graphite...

Nylon SLS

The Nylon SLS material and process is a good choice for very large builds (up to 700mm) and offers another high performing material.

read more about 3d printing in SLS Nylon...


Multi Jet Fusion PA12

The PA12 material 3d printed using the MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) process is rapidly gaining popularity for end use parts.

3D Printing MJF PA12



Carbon, Graphite and Nylon SLS parts can be coated post build for water and oil resistance.



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

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Example objects printed with our 3d printing services:

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


What our customers say about our 3d printing service

"Thanks for pushing the order through in time. We were happy with the parts and the dimensional accuracy was very good in the vertical direction which isnt always the case with SLS."

Chris, Senior Design Engineer.

What our customers say about our 3d printing service

"Finding a company local to me that offers a fantastic service, a quality product and a short lead time will really help me develop my own business! Many thanks!"

Mike, Cable management, product development.



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