Find the material that suits you best

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 Ceramic Sterling Silver Brass
Finishes/Colors 3 finishes
10 colors
gray matte 3 finishes
12 colors
3 finishes
8 colors 4 finishes 6 finishes
Resolution Standard : 100-150µm
HD : 60µm
150µm 28µm 100µm 150µm 25µm 25µm
Max. size White :  545x675x366
Colored :  180×220×220
Polished :  300×220×200 & x+y+z ≤ 540
Max.length 300
290×190×147 254×381×203 250×350×200
60×80×100 69×89×40
Min. thickness Flexible : 0.8
Rigid : 2
1.5-2 2 2-3 3-6 depending on the global size of the object 0.8-1 0.8-1
Min. visible detail 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.4 2-3 0.4 0.4
Inclusion/ Articulation right right right wrong wrong wrong wrong
Assembly right right right right right wrong wrong
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 : 5
Functional clearance : N/A
Assembly : 4
Fixed walls : 0.3
Functional clearance : N/A
Assembly : N/A
Fixed walls : 0.3
Functional clearance : N/A
Assembly : N/A
Hollowing right right wrong right right wrong wrong
Different objects in the
same 3D file
right wrong wrong right wrong wrong wrong
Heat resistance 120°C 120°C 50°C 60°C 500 °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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