Comparison chart

Materials for 3D print

Technology Properties Purpose Tensile strength [MPa] Tensile modulus [N/mm²] Elongation at break
[%]
HDT @ 0,45MPa
[°C]
HDT @ 1,80MPa
[°C]
Hardness Density
[g/cm³]
Colour
PA2200 (polyamide  12) SLS good mechanical properties,
flexible,
biocompatible,
approved for food contact
PROTOTYPING,
SMALL SERIES
45 1.700 20 145 90 75 ShD 0,96 White
PA3200 GF (polyamide 12 + 30% glass bead) SLS high stiffness,
good wear resistance, good thermal loadability
PROTOTYPING,
SMALL SERIES
52 3.200 9 157 96 80 ShD 1,22 Light grey
Rubber-Like 50-85 ShA SLS elasticity PROTOTYPING / / 70 – 200 / / 50, 60, 70, 80, 85 ShA / black, green, blue, red, yellow, off-white colour
EVOLVE SLA good mechanical properties, high strength,
high surface quality,
easy finishing
PROTOTYPING,
SMALL SERIES
57 2.964 11 52 50 82 ShD 1,12 cream-white
WATERSHED XC11122 SLA good mechanical properties, easy finishing, high surface quality PROTOTYPING, SMALL SERIES, MASTER PARTS, INVESTMENT CASTING 50 2.770 15,5 50 49 86 ShD 1,12 transparent
PERFORM SLA high temperature stability, good mechanical propertie PROTOTYPING,
SMALL SERIES
RAPID TOOLING
68 10.500 1,1 132 82 94 ShD 1,61 cream-white
PERFORM TH (THERMAL postcure) SLA superior temperature stability, good mechanical propertie PROTOTYPING,
SMALL SERIES
RAPID TOOLING
80 9.800 1,2 268 119 93 ShD 1,61 cream-white

SLS materials

PA 2200

(polyamide 12)

TENSILE STRENGTH 45 MPa
TENSILE MODULUS 1.700 N/mm²
ELONGATION AT BREAK 20 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa 145 °C
HDT @ 1,80MPa 90 °C
HARDNESS 75 ShD
DENSITY 0,96 g/cm³
COLOUR White

PROPERTIES

good mechanical properties, flexible, biocompatible, approved for food contact

PURPOSE

prototyping, small series

PA3200 GF

(polyamide 12 + 30% glass bead)

TENSILE STRENGTH 52 MPa
TENSILE MODULUS 3.200 N/mm²
ELONGATION AT BREAK 9 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa 157 °C
HDT @ 1,80MPa 96 °C
HARDNESS 80 ShD
DENSITY 1,22 g/cm³
COLOUR Light grey

PROPERTIES

high stiffness, good wear resistance, good thermal loadability

PURPOSE

prototyping, small series

Rubber-Like

(50-85 sha)

TENSILE STRENGTH /
TENSILE MODULUS /
ELONGATION AT BREAK 70 – 200 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa /
HDT @ 1,80MPa /
HARDNESS 50, 60, 70, 80, 85 ShA
DENSITY /
COLOUR Black, green, blue, red, yellow, off-white colour

PROPERTIES

elasticity

PURPOSE

prototyping

SLA materials

EVOLVE

TENSILE STRENGTH 57 MPa
TENSILE MODULUS 2.264 N/mm²
ELONGATION AT BREAK 11 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa 52 °C
HDT @ 1,80MPa 50 °C
HARDNESS 82 ShD
DENSITY 1,12 g/cm³
COLOUR Cream-white

PROPERTIES

good mechanical properties, high strength, high surface quality, easy finishing

PURPOSE

prototyping, small series

WATERSHED XC11122 – TRANSPARENT

TENSILE STRENGTH 50 MPa
TENSILE MODULUS 2.770 N/mm²
ELONGATION AT BREAK 15,5 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa 50 °C
HDT @ 1,80MPa 49 °C
HARDNESS 86 ShD
DENSITY 1,12 g/cm³
INDEX OF REFRACTION 1,514

PROPERTIES

good mechanical properties, exceptional clarity and water-resistance, high surface quality, easy finishing

PURPOSE

prototyping, small series, master parts, investment casting

PERFORM

TENSILE STRENGTH 68 MPa
TENSILE MODULUS 10.500 N/mm²
ELONGATION AT BREAK 1,1 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa 132 °C
HDT @ 1,80MPa 82 °C
HARDNESS 94 ShD
DENSITY 1,61 g/cm³
COLOUR Cream-white

PROPERTIES

high temperature stability, good mechanical properties

PURPOSE

prototyping, small series, rapid tooling

PERFORM TH

(THERMAL postcure)

TENSILE STRENGTH 80 MPa
TENSILE MODULUS 9.800 N/mm²
ELONGATION AT BREAK 1,2 %
HDT @ 0,45MPa 268 °C
HDT @ 1,80MPa 119 °C
HARDNESS 93 ShD
DENSITY 1,61 g/cm³
COLOUR Cream-white

PROPERTIES

superior temperature stability, good mechanical properties

PURPOSE

prototyping, small series rapid tooling

HDT – heat deflection temperature

Briefly about material properties:

TENSILE STRENGTH is a mechanical property of a material defined as the maximum amount of tensile stress that a bar made of such material can take before failure, for example breaking. Tensile strength is important for all materials which will elongate or will be placed under tensile stress. The tensile strength of many brittle materials, such as rock or concrete, is practically negligible. TENSILE MODULUS (E), also known as the Young modulus, is defined as the proportionate coefficient between the force per a unit of cross-section and the relative elongation of the object. Stiff materials, e.g. metals, have a high tensile modulus, while the tensile modulus of elastomers is low. Plastic materials show mid-range values. ELONGATION AT BREAK is the percentage increase in length that a material will achieve before breaking. The value is very low in brittle materials, and high in elastic materials. HEAT DEFLECTION TEMPERATURE is the temperature at which a polymer or plastic specimen deforms under a specific load. The test specimen is placed on a support and loaded in the middle with a load of 0.45 MPa or 1.8 MPa. The specimens are then dipped into an oil bath where the temperature is increased at 2 °C/min until the specimen deflects 0.32 mm or 0.34 mm (ISO 75).