Fusion3 Prints the Widest Range of 3D Filament / Materials

TESTED / CERTIFIED MATERIALS

Our 3D printers print a wide variety of branded materials found in all major 3d filament categories.

(scroll down or click on a category to see the different certified materials in each).

LEGEND

 manufacturer = Link to Manufacturer’s Website to Purchase

Click on any photo for a detailed / high-resolution image of each material

Updated Simplify3D profiles can be found in the downloads area of our support section

Refer to this guide for the correct profile to use with each material

Note: Fusion3 3D Printers only use 1.75MM filament

PLA

Most commonly used material; inexpensive and derived from renewable resources. PLA is easy to print, provides great surface quality, but can be brittle. Often used for visual prototypes, hobbyist models and consumer products.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

PLA (Generic)
tested with:
Atomic Filament manufacturer
Filaments.ca 

Hatchbox 
IC3D

JustPLAmanufacturer
MakeShaper manufacturer
Meltink
manufacturer
ProtoParadigm manufacturer
Ultimachine manufacturer

PLA / PHA (Generic)
tested with:
ColorFabb manufacturer
Meltink
manufacturer
MakeShaper manufacturer
3D-Fuel Advanced PLA manufacturer
Atomic Filaments
Carbon Fiber Extreme PLA
manufacturer
Atomic Filaments
Glow In The Dark PLA
manufacturer
ColorFabb BAMBOOFILL manufacturer
ColorFabb GLOWFILL manufacturer
ColorFabb WOODFILL manufacturer
Filaments.ca Carbon Fiber PLA manufacturer
MakeShaper Carbon Fiber PLA manufacturer
ProtoParadigm
High Speed PLA manufacturer
ProtoParadigm
MaxSpeed PLA manufacturer
ProtoPasta
Carbon Fiber PLA manufacturer
Taulman3D In-PLA manufacturer

ABS

One of the most popular 3D Printing materials. Highly durable, providing good strength and impact resistance. Often used for functional, moving parts, automotive parts, electronic housing & toys.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

ABS (Generic)
tested with:
Atomic Filament manufacturer
Filaments.ca 
manufacturer
Hatchbox
 manufacturer
IC3D manufacturer
Meltink manufacturer
MakeShaper manufacturer
Ultimachine manufacturer
Verbatim
manufacturer

Polycarbonate-ABS (Generic)
tested with:
3DXTech 
manufacturer
E3D 
manufacturer
Proto-Pasta manufacturer
 
3DXTech ESD-ABS
(electrostatic discharge
protection) manufacturer
3DXTech CARBONX™
Carbon Fiber ABS 
manufacturer
Arygle Materials ABS 430
(Flame Resistant) manufacturer

 

ASA

Has similar properties as ABS, with the added benefit of excellent UV, weather and chemical resistance.  This makes ASA a great choice for parts that will be outdoors or other severe conditions and need to retain their functionality.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

ASA (Generic)
tested with:
Fiilaments.ca
 manufacturer
Filamentum manufacturer
Toner Plastics manufacturer
3DXTech PC-ASA
manufacturer

NYLON

Used in many industrial applications, Nylon is a cost-effective plastic that’s strong, light, flexible and wear resistant. Ideal for mechanical components, structural parts, gears and bearings, and dynamic loads. Currently only offered as branded materials (no generics).

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

3DXTech CARBONX™
Carbon Fiber Nylon manufacturer
3DXTech iOn Nylon manufacturer
Matterhackers NylonX
Carbon Fiber Nylon
 manufacturer
IC3D Nylon manufacturer
Taulman3D Alloy 910 manufacturer
Taulman3D Bridge Nylon manufacturer
Taulman3D Nylon 645 manufacturer
Taulman3D Nylon 680
(FDA Approved) manufacturer

FLEXIBLE (TPU/TPE)

Provides wide range of flexibility, depending on the formulation. Often difficult to print, it must be run slower than other filaments. Not often used as a day-to-day material, but can be indispensable for certain applications such as gaskets, sealing faces and parts that must be flexible and rubber-like.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

Filaments.CA TPE (90A) manufacturer
MakeShaper TPU 95A manufacturer
MakeShaper TPU 85A manufacturer
NinjaTek Cheetah
(TPU 95A) manufacturer
NinjaTek SEMIFLEX
(TPU 98A) manufacturer
Polymaker PolyFlex manufacturer
Taulman3D PCTPE manufacturer

POLYCARBONATE (PC)

Ideal for parts exposed to high temperatures (100*C) making it ideal for lighting and engineering applications. Makes highly durable parts, but not especially rigid. Can be difficult to print with, especially when printing large parts (we’ve found success only when printing smaller parts). Combining other strong plastics such as ABS and PBT allow for more reliable printing while maintaining much of polycarbonate’s characteristics.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

Polycarbonate (Generic)
tested with:
Ultimachine manufacturer
Polycarbonate-ABS (Generic)
tested with:
3DXTech 
manufacturer
E3D 
manufacturer
Proto-Pasta manufacturer
 
Filaments.ca
Easy PC
manufacturer

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

PushPlastic PC+PBT manufacturer

PETG

Specially developed for 3D printing, combines good strength with high flexibility and durability. Ideal for mechanical parts due to high impact resistance and durability. Many versions approved by FDA for food contact.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

PETG (Generic)
tested with:
Atomic Filament manufacturer
Filaments.ca manufacturer
Hatchbox manufacturer
MakeShaper manufacturer
PushPlastic manufacturer
Toner Plastics manufacturer
3DXTech CARBONX™
Carbon Fiber PETG manufacturer
3DXTech ESD PETG
(electrostatic discharge protection) manufacturer
3DXTech Thermax GT manufacturer
Atomic Filament Carbon Fiber
Extreme PETG manufacturer
E3D Edge (PETG) manufacturer
Taulman3D T-Scale manufacturer

POLYESTERS (PET / PETT)

Somewhat easy to print with, PET & PETT are useful for mechanical parts, features impact resistance, flexibility and high durability.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

ColorFabb nGen manufacturer
ColorFabb XT manufacturer
ColorFabb XT-CF20
(Carbon Fiber) manufacturer
Taulman3D n-vent manufacturer
Taulman3D t-glase
(PETT) manufacturer
Taulman3D Tech-G manufacturer

ACRYLIC (PMMA)

Highly transparent material that’s also very rigid and impact resistant. Can be translucent or transparent when printing, making it useful for toys and lighting.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

E3D PMMA manufacturer

HIPS (SOLUABLE)

Commonly used in the food industry for packaging. Tricky to work with, often used as structural support in Dual Extruder printers, despite low reliability.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

HIPS (Generic)
tested with:
Ultimachine manufacturer

OTHER POLYMERS

Group of different materials that do not fall into standard categories. Usually created with very special requirements / capabilities.

CERTIFIED MATERIALS

Polymaker
Polysmooth
manufacturer
Taulman3D Bluprint manufacturer

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