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3D Printing Materials Comparison Sheet

Each material has its own properties and price - use the table below to select the right material for your project. Interested? Check out our materials sample kit!

Plastic

Material Production method Quality Minimum detail Minimum thickness Max Size Heat resistance Handling Fee/item Price per cm³
White, Strong & Flexible

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Also available in colors & black
SLS Flexible
Slightly rough
Bright white
0.2 mm 0.7 mm 660x350x550mm
white

230x180x320mm
black

80 ºC
176 ºF
$1.50 white

$1.75 black

$1.40 white

$1.75 black

White, Strong & Flexible, Polished

white_strong_flexible
SLS Smooth
Slight gloss
0.2 mm 0.7 mm 150x150x150mm polished/dyed 80 ºC
176 ºF
$2.00

$1.50

Metallic Plastic

Alumide
SLS Grey with metallic specks. Stiff and brittle. 0.7 mm 0.8 mm 310x230x180mm 78 ºC
172 ºF
$1.50 $1.99
White Detail

white detail
Also available in transparent and black
transparent detail grey_robust
Objet Smooth
Waxy
0.2 mm 1 mm 250x250x200mm 48 ºC
118.4 ºF
$2.50 $2.99
Frosted Detail & Frosted Ultra Detail
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Multijet Modeling (MJM) Smooth
Brittle
0.2mm
FD

0.1mm
FUD
0.5mm
FD

0.3mm
FUD
284 x 184 x 203 mm softens at 80 ºC
176 ºF
$5.00 $2.39
FD

$3.4
9 FUD
Elasto Plastic
Elasto Plastic
SLS Very Flexible
Rough texture
1mm 0.8mm 300x300x250mm 90 ºC
194ºF
$1.95 $1.75
Full Color Plastic
Elasto Plastic
Projet Rough
Grainy
0.2mm 0.7mm 150x150x150mm 57 ºC
134.6ºF
$3.00 $2.00

Metals

Material Production method Quality Minimum detail Minimum thickness Max Size Heat resistance Handling Fee/item Price per cm³
Gold

Gold

Available in 14k Gold, 14k Rose Gold, 14k White Gold, and 18k Gold
3D Wax Printing + Casting High shine
Smooth
0.4mm 0.8mm* 89x89x100mm 879 ºC
1615 ºF
14k: $50
18k: $100
14k: $600
18k: $800
Platinum

Platinum

Available in Platinum
3D Wax Printing + Casting High shine
Smooth
0.4mm 0.8mm* 89x89x100mm 879 ºC
1615 ºF
$100 $1750
Sterling Silver

Silver

available in Premium, Polished, and Raw
3D Wax Printing + Casting High shine
Smooth
0.3mm 0.6mm* 89x89x100mm 850 ºC
1562 ºF
$30 Raw

$35 Polished

$45 Premium
$20 Raw

$20 Polished

$28 Premium
Brass

Brass

available in Gold Plated, Polished, and Raw
3D Wax Printing + Casting High shine
Smooth
0.3mm
Raw

0.4mm
Polished

0.4mm
Gold Plated
0.6mm
Raw

0.8mm
Polished

0.8mm
Gold Plated
89x89x100mm 900 ºC
1652 ºF
$10 Raw

$20 Polished

$30 Gold Plated
$16 Raw

$18 Polished

$22 Gold Plated
Bronze

Bronze

available in Polished and Raw
3D Wax Printing + Casting Smooth 0.3mm
Raw

0.4mm
Polished
0.6mm
Raw

0.8mm
Polished
89x89x100mm 900 ºC
1652 ºF
$10 Raw

$20 Polished
$16 Raw

$18 Polished
Steel

Steel
available with plating
Metal 3D printing Strong
Will stick to magnets
1.0 mm 3 mm Bronze, Grey, and Black: 762mm x 393mm x 393mm.

Gold and Nickel: 330mm x 190mm x 228mm
831 ºC
1527.8 ºF
$6.00 Steel

$7.50 Bronze

$9.00 Gold, Nickel, Grey, and Black
$8.00

Earthenware

Material Production method Quality Minimum detail Minimum thickness Max Size Heat resistance Handling Fee/item Price per cm³
Ceramics


available in a variety of colors
Ceramics 3D Printing + Glazing Shiny white, Brittle 2 mm 3 mm 340x240x170mm 500 ºC
932 ºF
$6.00 $0.35
Full Color Sandstone

full color sandstone
Zcorp Vibrant colors
Brittle
Rough feel
0.4 mm 2 mm 250x380x200mm 60 ºC
140 ºF
$3.00 $0.75
Castable Wax

castable wax
3D Wax Printing High Resolution
Smooth
0.1 mm 0.5 mm 75x75x50mm 60 ºC
140 ºF
$10.00 $8.00

* Dependent on the design, for more information see Silver Design Rules

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