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PROCESSES

FDM

Fused Deposition Modeling

Real, durable, thermoplastics and single piece parts up to 36" x 24" x 36".

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SLA

Stereolithography

Ideal for large highly detailed show models, packaging and clear "lens like" parts.

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SLS

Selective Laser Sintering

Perfect for producing large quantities, of small parts, in real thermoplastics.

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Polyjet

Jetted Photopolymer

Speed, quality, fine feature detail and three "rubber like" elastomers.

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Urethane Casting

Silicone Tooling

Castings using production grade materials, textures and color matching.

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DMLS & CNC

Complex Metals and Machining

Accurate, precise and complex metal or plastic parts.

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MATERIALS

ABS P400

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS is a durable, rigid thermoplastic used in most consumer products available today.

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ABS M100

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

Produced exclusively by CIDEAS, ABS M100 is a durable rigid thermoplastic with a satin finish.

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ABS-M30

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS-M30 has strong mechanical properties that make it ideal for concept models and moderate-requirement parts.

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ABS-M30i

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS-M30i is a biocompatible engineered thermoplastic with good mechanical strength and complies with ISO 10993 and USP Class VI.

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PC-ABS

Polycarbonate/ABS Blend

PC-ABS is a very common thermoplastic material found in many consumer electronics and medical devices today.

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Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is an extremely durable RF friendly thermoplastic, often used for high-temp applications, automotive and medical housings.

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PC-ISO

Polycarbonate ISO

PC-ISO is an extremely durable RF friendly thermoplastic, often used for high-temp applications, automotive and medical housings.

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ULTEM9085

ULTEM

Production-Grade Thermoplastic, ULTEM 9085 has a high strength-to-weight ratio with an FST rating, making it ideal for aerospace, automotive and military applications.

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PPSF/PPSU

Polyphenylsulfone

Performance, tested under fire. For parts that can withstand punishing heat and exposure to chemicals, PPSF/PPSU high-performance thermoplastics coupled with FDM technology provides heat-resistance, strong sterilizable parts.

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FullCure 720

PolyJet

FullCure 720 is a rigid general purpose, high-res, semi translucent amber material.

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VeroWhite Plus

PolyJet

VeroWhite Plus is a rigid general purpose, high resolution, opaque white material.

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VeroBlack Plus

PolyJet

VeroBlack is a rigid durable general purpose, high resolution, opaque black material.

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VeroBlue

PolyJet

VeroBlue is a rigid general purpose, high resolution, opaque blue material.

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VeroGrey

PolyJet

VeroGray is a rigid durable general purpose, high resolution, opaque medium grey material.

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Tango Elastomers

PolyJet

The Tango line of materials are the absolute best method for creating "rubber like" parts in 1 to 3 days.

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Accura 25

Stereolithography Resin

Accura 25 is ideal when attempting to simulate the structural properties and aesthetics of polypropylene and ABS.

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Accura ClearVue

Stereolithography Resin

The clarity of Accura ClearVue is ideal when creating lenses, windows, bottles, as well as, any product that you would like to view the internal components of (with an added clear coat).

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Accura Xtreme White 200

Stereolithography Resin

Accura Xtreme White 200 is a tough, high performance resin. It's white appearance and durability compares well with engineering plastics.

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Accura Xtreme

Stereolithography Resin

Accura Xtreme is a tough, high performance resin. It's opaque grey appearance and durability compares well with engineering plastics.

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Accura Bluestone

Stereolithography Resin

Accura Bluestone is a rigid, stable engineered Nano composite for high performance applications.

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Somos 9420

Liquid Photopolymer

Somos 9420 is ideal when attempting to simulate the structural properties and aesthetics of polypropylene.

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Somos 11122

Liquid Photopolymer

The clarity of Somos 11122 is ideal when creating lenses, windows, bottles, or, any product that you would like to view the internal components of (with an added clear coat).

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Somos 18420

Liquid Photopolymer

Somos 18420 is a great all around material, it's opaque white appearance and durability, narrows the gap with engineered plastics.

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DuraForm PA

Polyamide (Nylon)

DuraForm PA polyamide nylon plastic, used for functional testing and low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing.

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DuraForm GF

Glass Filled Polyamide (Nylon)

DuraForm GF is a glass filled polyamide (nylon) plastic, used for functional testing and DDM (Direct Digital Manufacturing).

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DuraForm EX

Nylon Blend

DuraForm EX is an impact resistant rigid plastic that is ideal for Direct Digital Manufacturing applications and functional living hinges.

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DuraForm HST

Fiber Filled Nylon

DuraForm HST is a fiber-reinforced engineering plastic with excellent stiffness, strength and temperature resistance.

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Windform XT

Windform XT carbon based composite which has excellent mechanical characteristics, making it ideal for DDM.

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PROCESS SELECTION

PROCESS SELECTOR

FIND A PROCESS TO FIT YOUR PROJECT.

Our Process Selector Tool will allow you to figure out which process best fits your current project parameters.

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