FDM Printer Materials

We have 2 materials to select from.

ABS-M30

ABS-M30 is up to 25-70 percent stronger than standard Stratasys ABS and is an ideal material for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts. ABS-M30 has greater tensile, impact, and flexural strength than standard ABS. Layer bonding is significantly stronger than that of standard ABS, for a more durable part. This results in more realistic functional tests and higher quality parts for end use. When combined with a Fortus  3D Production System, ABS-M30 gives you Real Parts TM that are stronger, smoother, and with better feature detail.

  • Greater tensile, impact and flexural strength than standard ABS
  • Environmentally stable – no appreciable warping, shrinkage or moisture absorption
  • Layer bonding is 40 percent stronger than standard ABS material
Mechanical Properties1                                Metric  English
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) 36 MPa 5,200 psi
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) 2,400 MPa 350,000 psi
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) 3% 3%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)  61 MPa 8,800 psi
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)  2,400 MPa 350,000 psi
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)  111 J/m 2.1ft-ln/in
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) 55 J/m 1.1ft-ln/in

PC (polycarbonate)

true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications. PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. A PC part manufactured on a Fortus? 3D Production System is 5-60 percent stronger than a part made on previous FDM? systems. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. When combined with a Fortus system, PC gives you Real PartsTM for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts. Most widely used industrial thermoplastic Superior mechanical properties and heat resistant High tensile strength and can handle high temperatures

Mechanical Properties1                                Metric  English
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) 68 MPa 9,800 psi
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) 2,300 MPa 330,000 psi
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) 5% 5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) 104 MPa 15,100 psi
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)  2,200 MPa 324,000 psi
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) 53 J/m 1ft-ln/in
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) 320 J/m 6ft-ln/in