Find the material that suits the best for your 3D print

Here you will find plenty of information to help you choose the best 3D printing material for your project.

You will learn the following :


How to choose the right material for your 3D prints

3D printing is not a single process with just one material or technology. In fact, when you’re looking for a 3D printed part, you can choose between many solutions and this choice will greatly impact the outcome. To know more about the principal advantages of each material and choose the correct material for your project, you can refer to the following documents.


Guide to Professional 3D Printers

There are over 100 industry-grade 3D printer models currently on the market. These printers are large, commercial 3D printing machines intended for professional use. At Sculpteo we exclusively use professional 3D printers. To know more about 3D printers, you can refer to the following guide.


Material comparison

Here you will find a comparison of our materials. Unless otherwise noted, all dimensions are shown in milimeters (10 mm = 0.3937 in).


Material Plastic Alumide Resin Multicolor Sterling Silver Brass
Finishes/Colors 3 finishes
10 colors
gray matte 3 finishes
12 colors
3 finishes
multicolor
4 finishes 6 finishes
Resolution Standard : 100-150µm
HD : 60µm
150µm 28µm 100µm 25µm 25µm
Max. size White :      677×368×565 
Colored : 180×220×220
Polished : 300×220×200 & x+y+z ≤ 540
Grey:
 190x240x300 
Colored:
 180x220x220 
Polished:
Max.length 300

 290×190×147   254×381×203  60×80×100 69×89×40
Min. thickness Flexible : 0.8
Rigid : 2
1.5-2 2 2-3 0.8-1 0.8-1
Min. visible detail 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4
Inclusion/ Articulation Right icon Right icon Right icon Wrong icon Wrong icon Wrong icon
Assembly Right icon Right icon Right icon Right icon Wrong icon Wrong icon
Min. gap space Fixed walls : 0.5
Functional clearance : 0.5
Assembly : 0.5
Fixed walls : 0.5
Functional clearance : 0.5
Assembly : 0.5
Fixed walls : 0.4
Functional clearance : 0.4
Assembly : 0.4
Fixed walls : 0.9
Functional clearance : N/A
Assembly : 0.4-0.9
Fixed walls : 0.3
Functional clearance : N/A
Assembly : N/A
Fixed walls : 0.3
Functional clearance : N/A
Assembly : N/A
Hollowing Right icon Right icon Wrong icon Right icon Wrong icon Wrong icon
Different objects in the
same 3D file
Right icon Wrong icon Wrong icon Right icon Wrong icon Wrong icon
Heat resistance 120°C 120°C 50°C 60°C N/A N/A

The above information is non contractual, It is guidelines only. It is your responsibility to ensure that your model is correct before printing. To learn more, please refer to our materials pages .






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