Sculpteo's 3D Printing Materials
Discover all of the possibilities when it comes to 3D printing!
Sculpteo offers over 75 different combinations of 3D printing materials and finishings, complete with all of the online optimization tools you’ll need to turn your 3D file into a physical object. We guarantee the highest professional quality from each of our state-of-the-art 3D printers and printing techniques.
3D Printing Materials
You'll find here an overview of the different types of material that we are using for 3D printing your 3D models. For each material, you'll find on the dedicated page more informations about the 3D printing technology (laser sintering, jet fusion...) that we are using, design guides (for instance required minimum wall thickness) to prepare your model, the finish options available, the technical data (heat resistant, young modulus...) and some examples of applications (functional prototyping or low-volume production, concept models or consumer products...).
Learn more about the technical specifications for each 3D printing material.
Follow our in-depth guides that will give you all of the information you’ll need to make a 3D file printable in any material.
Nylon PA12 (Plastic)
Being both solid and flexible, this material offers high versatility. The surface has a sanded, grainy texture which can be polished. The 3D prints obtained with this material are somewhat porous and are available in 10 colors.
Grey Nylon PA11/12 (Grey Plastic)
This plastic is made from grey powder and offers a continuous coloring that is resistant to abrasion. The surface has a sanded, grainy texture which can be polished. Being both solid and flexible, this material offers high versatility.
Black Nylon PA11 (Black Plastic)
This plastic is made from black powder and offers a continuous coloring that is resistant to abrasion. The surface has a sanded, grainy texture which can be polished. Being both solid and flexible, this material offers high versatility.
Flexible Plastic is an off-white powder-based material. Strong, with outstanding flexibility, it makes a top choice for 3D prints resembling soft products or for innovative uses as a final product.
Similar to our plastic material, but with small aluminum particles, this material can only withstand minor impacts. The surface is somewhat porous with a light aluminum sheen.
Nylon 3200 Glass-filled
Nylon 3200 Glass-filled is a plastic material filled with glass beads. It is stronger and more durable but has a less accurate printing resolution. It is a good technical material.
CarbonMide is a mix of black polyamide powder and carbon fibers. It has a great resistance and offers the best weight / Strength ratio. The material can be used for many technical parts like aerodynamic components in the motor sport industry.
Multijet Fusion PA12
Our Multijet Fusion PA12 is a great material for prototyping and manufacturing parts. The multi-agent printing process invented by HP offers fine details and smooth surface. Discover here all details about this material.
PEBA 2301 is a flexible plastic material. Its surface is similar to rubber. It is highly resistant to stress and fatigue, with a high elasticity. The good chemical resistance of PEBA and its long term stability make it a good technical material.
VeroWhite Resin (Opaque Polyjet Resin)
Both solid and rigid, this polyjet material offers high levels of detail with a smooth surface. It is available in 12 different colors.
VeroClear Resin (Translucent Polyjet Resin)
Both solid and rigid, this polyjet material offers high levels of detail with a smooth surface. Ask a quote for colors.
Prototyping Acrylate (CLIP/ DLS)
Our Prototyping Acrylate resin material creates 3D printed objects from a base of photosensitive polymer liquid. That liquid is solidified by UV light, layer by layer, to create rigid and highly detailed prints, close to injection molded plastics.
Rigid Polyurethane 70 (CLIP/ DLS)
Our RPU 70 resin material creates 3D printed objects from a base of photosensitive polymer liquid. RPU 70 is very stiff and strong with properties that outperform ABS plastic and rivals Nylon. This material is perfect for mechanical parts.
Elastomeric Polyurethane (CLIP/ DLS)
EPU is a high-performance polyurethane elastomer. It exhibits excellent elastic behavior under cyclic tensile and compressive loads. EPU is useful for applications where high elasticity, impact and tear resistance are needed.
Cyanate Ester (CLIP/ DLS)
Our Cyanate Ester-based resin is a high-performance material with glass transition temperatures up to 225°C [437°F]. CE is useful for under-the-hood applications, electronics, and industrial components.
Flexible Polyurethane (CLIP/ DLS)
FPU is a semi-rigid material with good impact, abrasion and fatigue resistance. This versatile material was designed for applications that require the toughness to withstand repetitive stresses such as hinging mechanisms and friction fits.
This is the only material that is 3D printed in full color. It is fragile, however, and can only be used ornamentally. The surface has a sandy, grainy aspect.
Aluminum AISi7Mg0,6 (SLM)
Our Aluminum creates 3D printed objects from a fine metallic powder principally composed of aluminum (90%) and silicium (9%). Aluminum is used to offer light and strong parts for various industries such as automotive, energy or high-tech products.
Titanium 6AI-4V (DMLS)
Our Titanium creates 3D printed objects from a fine metallic powder composed of titanium (88-100%), aluminum (5.5-6.5%) and vanadium (3.5-4.5%). Titanium creates light and strong parts for industries like medical implants, automotive or aerospace.
Stainless Steel 316L (DMLS)
Our Stainless Steel creates 3D printed objects from a fine metallic powder. Stainless Steel is used for various industries such as automotive, energy or high-tech products. We 3D print Stainless Steel 316L thanks to DMLS technology.
Sculpteo's brass material is composed of 82% copper and 18% zinc. It is perfect for jewelry and decorative creations.
Available in 6 finishes: raw, mirror polished, gold plated, pink gold plated, white rhodium or black rhodium plated.
Sterling Silver (Wax-Casting)
Solid and relatively malleable, our 92.5% sterling silver is perfect for jewelry creation.
The surface is available in 4 finishes: rough, mirror polished, white rhodium or black rhodium plated.
Steel / Bronze 420SS/BR (Binder Jetting)
Our Steel / Bronze 420SS/BR is a great metal material for decorative objects and jewelry. The polishing finishes and the plating options give a professional looking aspect. The material is infiltrated with bronze powder.
Stainless Steel 316 (Binder Jetting)
Our Stainless Steel 316 has a strong resistance against corrosion and high temperature. This material can handle complex shapes and is a perfect choice to 3D print small-size parts.
If you would like to compare the pros and cons of our wide range of materials for 3D printing, you can refer to our material comparison section or download one of our 3D printing materials guide (The 3D printing material bible or The complete metal 3D printing guide). You can also buy one of our material sample kits to have a clear idea of what you can create with them. All the materials that we are 3D printing can be used for rapid prototyping or for end parts.