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WIDEST VARIETY OF 3D PRINTABLE MATERIALS

Many Fusion3 customers seek to 3D print the same engineering-grade 3D printable plastics they use for injection molding. Other customers desire unique properties that new, innovative filaments can provide. Unlike other 3D printer manufacturers who restrict the types of 3D printer materials used with their machines, Fusion3’s testing & certification process ensures our customers can successfully print the widest variety of materials for 3D printing ‘out of the box’.

EVERY TYPE OF 3D PRINTABLE PLASTICS

Fusion3’s 3D printers can print filament from all major families of 3D printable plastics, including standard and hybrid formulations of these most utilized 3D printer materials:

  • PLA
  • ABS
  • ASA
  • PETG
  • CARBON FIBER FILLED
  • FIBERGLASS FILLED
  • NYLON
  • POLYCARBONATE
  • FLEXIBLE (including TPU/TPE)
  • POLYESTER
  • ACRYLIC / PMMA
  • and MORE…

TESTED & CERTIFIED TO ENSURE COMPATIBILITY & PERFORMANCE

PURCHASE DIRECTLY FROM SUPPLIERS

Unlike other 3D printers that require customers to purchase from a limited assortment of expensive 3D printer materials and 3D printable plastics,, Fusion3 does not sell filament. We test and certify filament and materials for 3D printing from a variety of leading manufacturers, encouraging competition in price, quality, and innovation.

RIGOROUS TESTING PROCESS

Fusion3 subjects new 3D printer materials to a rigorous testing process: we evaluate the performance and suitability of the material, and develop the process settings our customers need to print successfully on their own.

CUSTOMER REQUESTS

We encourage our customers to request the testing of new materials for 3D printing. Requests range from evaluating a new plastic or formulation to certifying a generic filament sold by a familiar or local supplier.

FREQUENT UPDATES

Fusion3 seeks out new 3D printer materials and printable plastics to test and frequently publish updates to our ‘Certified Materials List’ and the Simplify3D configuration files (”profiles”).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
3D PRINTING FILAMENTS

What is the strongest 3D printer material?

Polycarbonate is the golden standard for 3d print filament strength, for 3D printers that melt plastics under 300*C (like the Fusion3 F410). Compared to nylon at 7,000 psi, polycarbonate’s tensile strength of 9,800 psi makes it the best choice for high-strength, functional components. However, with the Fusion3 F410, you may find large Polycarbonate parts may want to warp or curl. We might suggest that Polycarbonate derivatives like PC+PBT are excellent substitutes with only slight decreases in strength with improved 3D printability.

What are the most common materials used in 3D printers?

The most common material used for 3d printing is PLA due to the large number of inexpensive, open-framed consumer 3D printers that cannot retain any heat. PLA, however, is very brittle and not useful for most commercial applications requiring strength.

For commercial applications, the most commonly used materials are ABS, Nylon, ASA, Polyesters and Polycarbonate and materials reinforced with Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass and Kevlar.

How strong is 3D printed PLA?

3D printed PLA has a tensile strength of 7250 psi.

Is PLA or ABS better?

For commercial use, hands down, ABS is a better material for most applications.  PLA has poor heat-resistance properties, is brittle and rigid and breakaway support material leaves poor surface finish. ABS, on the other hand is very strong, is very heat resistant, prints very well on the F410 due to its enclosed print chamber and the breakaway support structures tend to break off very cleanly due to its less brittle nature.

What is the best filament for 3D printing?

Depending on the use, various 3d printing filaments have different uses. PLA is the perfect material for beginners, ABS is a good choice for prototyping, while Polycarbonate offers the highest tensile strength perfect for functional components.

Can 3D printers use any filament?

The majority of 3D printers can use most 3D printing filaments. Unlike other 3D printer manufacturers who restrict the types of materials used with their machines, Fusion3’s testing & certification process ensures our customers can successfully print the widest variety of materials ‘out of the box’.

For more detail on the features and specifications of the Fusion3 F410 3D Printer

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