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See full material information for Versatile Plastic here.
To print in this material, we start with a bed of nylon powder and sinter the powder with a laser, solidifying the powder layer by layer. Because of this layered process, some products may see a staircase effect. How much you see this effect depends on how your model is oriented in the print tray. Our production planners work hard to orient models optimally to ensure efficient and good looking trays.
This material is incredibly versatile, and can be used for a wide variety of applications, from iPhone cases to jewelry, remote controlled quadcopters to wearable bikinis. When thin, it's flexible enough for hinges and springs. When thick, it's strong enough for structural components.
Versatile plastic is dishwasher safe, not watertight, not recyclable, and not food safe. Versatile Plastic is heatproof to 80℃ / 176℉ degrees. Higher temperatures may significantly change material properties.