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

2020-11-18

In order to print a product, it is not enough to have a 3D printer, you also need 3D printing material. As we all know, every 3D printer has a corresponding material, so let's talk about the materials commonly used in such machines now.


1. Polymer Materials

It is acrylonitrile that commonly used in industrial 3D printers. Polymer material is the core material of the market for some time yet.


2. Metal Materials

This metal material is more used in medical industries such as dentists and it mainly includes titanium, aluminum, chromium, and cobalt. In terms of revenue, the market share of metal materials is within 30%. Aerospace will be the main sector driving the increase in the use of metallic materials.

 

3. Engineering plastics

Engineering plastics can be completed mechanical manufacturing, painting and plating. Referring to the industrial plastic used for industrial parts or shell materials, engineering plastics have the advantages of high strength, impact resistance, heat resistance, high hardness and aging resistance, the conventional deformation temperature can exceed 90 ° C, In fact, engineering plastics are common 3D printing materials used today, such as ABS, PA, PC, PPSF, PEEK and so on.

 

4.Polymer Gel

Polymer gels have excellent intelligence and play a great role in our industrial 3D printers. Polymer gels such as sodium alginate, cellulose, animal and vegetable gums, peptone, polyacrylic acid, etc. are used for 3D printing.

 

5. Biomaterials

3D printed biomaterials include hot-chromium PLA, nylon 11, flexible PLA or soft PLA, bio-rubber, straw-based and bamboo-based biomaterials.

 

6. Ceramic Materials

Ceramic material is also an indispensable material for industrial 3D printers. It has some outstanding characteristics such as high strength, high hardness, high temperature resistance, low density, good chemical reliability, corrosion resistance, etc., which are widely used in aerospace, automotive, biological and other industries.