3D Printed Materials & Colors Available at 425 Mfg

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At 425 Manufacturing we have a very large variety of materials and colors available to choose from when 3D printing on our FDM printer.

Material: ABS Plastic – ABS is one of the most popular 3D printing materials in the world because it is strong and easy to print. It’s a durable plastic that can be used for prototypes or functional / end use 3D printed parts.

ABS PlasticColors Available = Black, Blue, Brown, Dark Silver, Florescent Yellow, Glow in the Dark, Green, Light Silver, Magenta, Medium Purple, Natural, Neon Green, Red, Safety Orange, White and Yellow.

Material: PLA Plastic – PLA is one of the most commonly used filaments in 3D printing because it is so easy to use. PLA has minimal warping and shrinking compared to other materials, which means it thrives when making objects featuring flat surfaces and hard angles, or requiring tight tolerances for fit.

PLA PlasticColors Available = Glow in the Dark Blue, Glow in the Dark Green, UV Color Changing Natural to Purple, UV Color Changing Natural to Red, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Light Blue, Magenta, Natural, Orange, Peak Green, Pine Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, White, Yellow, Yellow-Gold.

Material: HIPS Plastic – High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is an easy, low cost, and widely used 3D printing filament. HIPS comes in a wide range of colors and because it’s so easy to print with it is recommended for beginners. HIPS 3D printer filament has similar properties to ABS because it is relatively strong can be sanded. Unlike ABS, HIPS has less potential for warping while printing and is ideal for painting making it popular for use with costumes, models, and miniature figurines. Additionally, the low cost of HIPS makes it an appealing material for rapid prototyping, early testing of modeled objects, and educational settings.

HIPS Plastic Colors Available = Dark Blue, Grey Green, Light Blue, Orange, Peak Green, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Yellow, Black, Natural, White.

Material: PCTPE Nylon – PCTPE boasts a unique combination of high strength nylon and flexible thermoplastic elastomer ingredients, allowing you to 3D print durable objects with semi-smooth texture that can withstand bending and twisting while exhibiting minimal stretching. Like other Taulman nylons, PCTPE is glossy white with medium-opacity and can be dyed to achieve custom color profiles. See examples using Rit® brand dye shown in the photo window of this product page.

Material: Bridge Nylon – Taulman’s “Bridge” high strength Nylon co-polymer bridges the strength of Nylon 645 and the ease of printing of ABS/PLA. Items printed in Bridge Nylon filament are stronger and more resilient than parts printed in more common materials.

Material: 618 Nylon – Not only is 618 nylon stronger than PLA and ABS, it’s more chemically resistant and has a lower coefficient of friction. Since objects printed in 618 nylon are so strong, sturdy, and flexible you can replace existing components. Custom washers, wearing surfaces, and weight-bearing surfaces work well when printed. 618 nylon 3D printed parts will change the way you look at breakdowns and upgrades on the job. Like other Taulman nylons, 618 nylon is glossy white with medium-opacity and can be dyed to achieve custom color profiles using Rit® brand dye.

Material: T-GLASE – THIS MATERIAL IS FDA APPROVED.

We’re really excited about t-glase. Available in multiple eye-catching colors you’ll be surprised at how well it prints while maintaining a high degree of translucence. Models printed in t-glase have a great surface finish, can reflect light well, and depending on the part geometry, even shimmer and gleam. One of the more exciting characteristics of this new filament is it’s ability to act as a light pipe to transmit light. More information on light pipes can be found here: Taulman3d.com.

T-GLASE Colors Available =  Black, Blue, Clear, Green, Red

Material: LAYBRICK – Give your custom designs a timeless quality by printing them with Laybrick stone filament. Architectural models, organic shapes, and replicas print well due to the near-zero warping. Paint, sand or grind the model or even vary the print temperature to achieve a smooth finish or a rough texture.

Material: LAYWOO-D3 CHERRY –  Even though your 3D prints are rooted in technology they can have a more natural appearance when printed with our Laywoo-D3 Cherry wooden filament. Laywoo-D3 (pronounced lay-wood) is a wood-based filament that can be used in most desktop 3D printers. The wood filament prints easily, similar to PLA, and has a wood smell when printing. The material has shown no warping tendencies when printed on a heated bed during testing. Extrusion temperature is fairly wide with a good starting point at 180C. Hotter temperatures will extrude a darker filament; using variable temperatures during a print a faux wood ring pattern can be generated. Finished prints can also be easily sanded, glued and sealed.

Material: CONDUCTIVE PLA – Unleash your inner electrical engineer with this exciting new premium 3D printing filament. Since 3D printed objects have varying structures within them, the resistance across the 3D printed object varies as well! The resistance of the 3D printed object can be different when measured across the sides of the object than the resistance when measured from the top to the bottom. Use Conductive PLA filament for low-voltage printed-in-place applications such as contacts, switches, and even internal wiring traces. This premium 3D printing filament can also interact with some touch sensors and even touch screens.

Material: MAGNETIC IRON PLA – This iron-bearing premium 3D printing filament is attractive to magnetic fields. The finely ground iron particles also add a distinctive heft to 3D printed objects. On average they will weigh 50% more than a comparable item printed in PLA. Objects 3D printed with Magnetic Iron PLA filament can be post-processed to accelerate the iron oxidation process. Printed items may be submerged for 2-3 days for an aged and rusted appearance, or rusted more quickly by applying a special solution made with vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and salt. See the Links section for directions on how to make this solution. Highlight details by polishing raised surfaces on the 3D printed object. Suggested uses for Magnetic Iron PLA range from sculptures and busts to architectural details and models.

Material: STAINLESS STEEL PLA – Stainless Steel PLA by Proto-pasta brings metal 3D printing home by combining the familiarity of PLA with finely ground stainless steel powder. Stainless Steel PLA is 93% more dense than common 3D printing PLA filament, so 3D printed objects will have a surprising weight to them. You can also make your printed objects look like cast metal through polishing. Post-print processing with successively finer grits of sandpaper and finishing with a cloth wheel minimizes any visible layers while showing off the shiny, metallic finish. Stainless Steel PLA works well for models and figurines, costumes, jewelry, and props.

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