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ZABFAB offers 3D Printed parts in a variety of engineering grade and composite 3D printing materials. We have many colors to choose from that we keep on hand, but are not limited to the list below. For more information on the mechanical and thermal properties of our materials, check out the ZABFAB 3D printing material properties guide.

Polylactic Acid (PLA)

Polylactic Acid (PLA) is the most widely used 3D printing material used for plastic fabrication. PLA allows for very strong and highly precise prints, allowing it to be used for a variety of functional and aesthetic applications. PLA is made from renewable resources and is not hazardous to dispose of, thus making it very environmentally friendly.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an engineering grade 3D printing material that also offers a high degree of strength and a sharp level of detail. The main difference between PLA and ABS is that ABS is more heat resistant, more ductile, and more durable. Whereas PLA has a higher tensile strength, but is more brittle.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a flexible 3D printing material. TPU provides great durability, strength and resistance to abrasion, grease and oil. It is perfect for applications that require high flexibility such as seals, hinges, sleeves, and snap-fit parts. ZABFAB's default shore hardness is 95A, but we can manufacture flexible products ranging from 85A to 75D hardness.

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA)

ASA is an engineering grade 3D printing material that has similar mechanical properties to ABS, but it adds higher weather resistance, making it great for outdoor applications. It has excellent UV and chemical resistance with much lower levels of yellowing compared to ABS when left in direct sunlight over an extended period.

Nylon

Nylon (PA6) is an engineering grade 3D printing material with excellent strength, toughness, durability, and heat resistance. Great for functional prototypes, fixtures and jigs, and end-use parts. Because of nylon's excellent properties, it is a popular material for applications in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and consumer products industries. For more information on nylon, check out the ZABFAB materials guide.

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is an engineering grade 3D printing material

Polycarbonate is an engineering grade 3D printing material with excellent strength, impact resistance and heat resistance making it suitable for a variety of demanding applications. For more information on polycarbonate, check out the ZABFAB materials guide.

Carbon Fiber

ZABFAB's carbon fiber is a premium 3D printing material that has a PA 6 nylon base reinforced with high-modulus carbon fiber, which adds strength, stiffness, durability, heat resistance, and chemical resistance. Carbon fiber reinforced nylon is great for functional prototypes and end-use production parts. It offers the best material properties, great dimensional stability, and excellent surface quality.

Fiberglass

ZABFAB's fiberglass is a premium composite 3D printing material that provides excellent impact resistance for applications requiring high durability and repeated shock. Fiberglass can absorb large and repeated impacts while maintaining dimensional accuracy and structural integrity. The PA 6 nylon base provides good strength, durability and heat resistance. The addition of glass fibers adds further strength, stiffness, durability, heat resistance, and chemical resistance ensuring top performance in extreme conditions. Fiberglass is great for functional prototypes and end-use production parts that will be exposed to extreme conditions and repeated impacts.

Color SelectionDon't see your color? Let us know which color you would prefer in your quote request!

Red

#dd3333

ABS/PLA/Nylon/TPU

Yellow

#eeee22

ABS/PLA/TPU

Orange

#dd9933

ABS/PLA

Green

#81d742

ABS/PLA/Nylon

Black

#000000

ABS/PLA/Carbon Fiber/ASA/PC/TPU

Blue

#1e73be

ABS/PLA/TPU/Nylon

Purple

#8224e3

ABS/PLA

Gray

#bababa

ABS/PLA/ASA

White

#ffffff

ABS/PLA/PC/TPU/ASA/Nylon

Light Blue

#00a3e0

ABS/PLA

Light Green

#b5bd00

ABS/PLA

Navy

#01426a

ABS/PLA

Neon Green

#44d62c

ABS/PLA

Neon Orange

#ffaa4d

ABS/PLA

Pink

#e06287

ABS/PLA

Brown

#693f23

PLA only

Natural

ABS/PLA/Nylon/Fiberglass

Graphite

ABS only

Compare 3D Printing Materials

MaterialTensile Strength (break)Tensile Modulus (stiffness)DurabilityHeat Distortion Temperature
PLA53 MPa3447 MPa1 KJ/m52 C
ABS32 MPa2265 MPa13 KJ/m98 C
Carbon Fiber100 MPa6000 MPa60 KJ/m155 C
ASA40 MPa1726 MPa15 KJ/m96 C
Fiberglass95 MPa4000 MPa80 KJ/m160 C
Nylon42 MPa1600 MPa30 KJ/m105 C
Polycarbonate62 MPa2048 MPa26 KJ/m113 C
TPU (Flexible)39 MPa26 MPa34 KJ/m74 C

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