General Industrial Materials

Our materials are designed as industrial use filaments, and many can be considered base industrial.  However, these materials are unique in their diversity.   To start, our glycol molecule PET can be a very good replacement for PLA when a bit more impact resistance is needed.  Our polystyrene product is a good choice for breakaway structures or very rigid applications, and our metal infused PLA is a good choice when you need that “metal” appearance in a part.  Material properties of each are very different.  All offer impact resistance and overall strength.  Bendable to very rigid parts can be created with these materials.   A note of caution, please use a print nozzle suitable for abrasive applications when printing with our polystyrene or metal infused products. 

These products can be used for many different applications due to their diverse nature. The products are highly durable and perform well.  Print difficulty increases with PET more like PLA being the easiest, HIPS commonly used in dual extrusion for breakaway supports, and metal infused filament the most due to its very abrasive wear.

Material Features

PET (G)
Semi-Flexible

Reprocessed and Stabilized PET in "glycol modified" form that is processible at lower temperatures than regular PET, is tough, durable, and somewhat flexible; ideal substitute for PLA prints.

HIPS
Rigid

Industrial Grade High Impact Poly-Styrene suitable for rigid applications; ideal for breakaway supports for structures requiring print rafts and other structural type supports.

GL_Metal (Natural Only)
Metal Like

Infused PLA for appearance and texture - available in Steel and Copper filled; Contact us for style and availability.

PET (G): Structural Strength and Stiffness

HIPS: Highly Durable

GL_Metal: Metal Like

HIPS: Ideal for Dual Extruder Printing

PET (G): Food Safe

Filament Properties

PET (G)

Strength

Medium

Flexibility

Medium

Durability

Medium

Difficulty to Use

Low to Medium

Print Temperature

210°C – 250°C

Print Bed Temperature

60°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Minimal

Soluble

No

HIPS

Strength

High

Flexibility

Low

Durability

Low

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

220°C – 240°C

Print Bed Temperature

80°C – 110°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Considerable

Soluble

No

GL_Metal

Strength

High

Flexibility

Low

Durability

High

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

220°C – 250°C

Print Bed Temperature

80°C – 110°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

The Perfect Material for Your Project

Let us know if you are interested in a custom material blend or color. We will work with you to create the perfect material for your project!

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