• FDM
  • Fused Deposition Modeling
  • Extruded ABS plastic
Materials

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 that are stronger, smoother, and with better feature detail.
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ABS-ESD7
ABS-ESD7 (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene-electrostatic dissipative) is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge can damage products, impair their performance or cause an explosion. ABS-ESD7 prevents a buildup of static electricity, so it will not produce a static shock or cause other materials like powders, dust and fine particles to stick to it. Ideal for electronic products with circuit boards and for the transportation and industrial equipment industries. Most widely used to create jigs and fixtures for the assembly of electronic components, but it is also useful for building functional prototypes of fuel storage and delivery products, as well as cases, enclosures and packaging.
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ASA
ASA provides consistently high-quality, production grade parts with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM thermoplastic; ASA is poised to become the most popular all-purpose material. Matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, its UV-resistance makes it especially suited in end-use parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use, and its wide selection of colors and matte finish makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive components.
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Nylon 12
FDM® Nylon 12 enables new applications requiring repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts. Nylon 12 is primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries to take on everything from tooling, jigs and fixtures to covers, panels and vibration resistant components. FDM Nylon 12 offers unparalleled toughness and a simple, clean process - free of powders.
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PC (polycarbonate)
A 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 up to 60 percent stronger than a part made on legacy FDM® systems. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. When combined with a Fortus system, PC is perfect for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.
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PC-ABS
PC-ABS (polycarbonate-ABS) is one of the most widely used industrial thermoplastics. PC-ABS offers the most desirable properties of both materials - the superior strength and heat resistance of PC and the flexibility of ABS. PC-ABS blends are commonly used in automotive, electronics and telecommunications applications. Additionally, a PC-ABS part manufactured on a Fortus® 3D Production System is 5-60 percent stronger than a part made on previous FDM® systems. When combined with a Fortus system, PC-ABS gives you real parts conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.
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PC-ISO
PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO), an industrial thermoplastic, which in its raw state, is biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) and can be gamma or EtO sterilized. PC-ISO is commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing because of the material's strength and medical compatibility. When combined with a Fortus® 3D Production system, PC-ISO gives you real parts that can be used for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, and end-use parts.
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ULTEM 9085
ULTEM 9085 is a flame retardant high performance thermoplastic for direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping. It is ideal for the transportation industry due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and its FST (flame, smoke, and toxicity) rating. This unique material's preexisting certifications make it an excellent choice for the commercial transportation industry - especially aerospace, marine and ground vehicles. Combined with a Fortus® 3D Production System, ULTEM 9085 allows design and manufacturing engineers to produce fully functional parts that are ideal for advanced functional prototypes or end use without the cost or lead time of traditional tooling.
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ULTEM 1010
ULTEM 1010's outstanding strength and thermal stability make it ideal for advanced tooling and prototyping applications in the automotive, aerospace, medical and food-production industries. Its food-contact and biocompatibility certifications expand the use of additive manufacturing into applications like custom food-production tools and autoclave-sterilizable medical devices.
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PPSF
PPSF/PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) material has the greatest heat and chemical resistance of all Fortus materials - ideal for aerospace, automotive and medical applications. PPSF parts manufactured on Fortus® 3D Production Systems are not only mechanically superior, but also dimensionally accurate, to better predict end-product performance. Users can also sterilize PPSF via steam autoclave, EtO sterilization, plasma sterilization, chemical sterilization and radiation*. PPSF gives you the ability to manufacture real parts direct from digital files that are ideal for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.
* The manufacturer has not done any sterilization testing on PPSF.
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SR-100 (Support Material)
Soluble Support Material brings the convenience of hands-free support removal to Polycarbonate Model Material. SR-100 simply washes away in a solution of heated water and cleaning agent. Supports are washed away from the part in 60-180 minutes on average.

Material Unique Property Available Colors Tensile Strengh Tensile Elongation Flexural Strength IZOD Impact, notched Heat Deflection @ 66 psi
ABS-M30 Stronger than ABS
  • White
  • Natural (off-white)
  • Black
  • Dark Gray
  • Blue
  • Red
5,200 psi
(36 MPa)
4.0% 8,800 psi
(61 MPa)
2.6ft-lb/in
(139 J/m)
204°F
(96°C)
ABS-ESD7 Static Dissipative
  • Black
5,200 psi
(36 MPa)
3% 8,800 psi
(61 MPa)
2.1 ft-lb/in
(111 J/m)
204°F
(96°C)
ASA Best Aesthetics
  • White
  • Ivory
  • Black
  • Dark Gray
  • Light Gray
  • Dark Blue
  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange
4,200 psi
(29 MPa)
9% 8,700 psi
(60 MPa)
1.2 ft-lb/in
(64 J/m)
208°F
(98°C)
Nylon 12 High Fatigue Resistance
  • Black
7,700 psi
(53 MPa)
See sheet 10,200 psi
(70 Mpa)
2.8 ft-lb/in
(150 J/m)
167°F
(75°C)
PC High Tensile Strength
  • White
9,800 psi
(68 MPa)
4.8% 15,100 psi
(104 MPa)
1.0ft-lb/in
(53 J/m)
280°F
(138°C)
PC-ISO ISO 10993-1 Certified, USP Class VI Classification 1, Medical Applications
  • White
  • Translucent Natural
8,265 psi
(57 MPa)
4.3% 13,089 psi
(90 MPa)
1.6ft-lb/in
(86 J/m)
271°F
(133°C)
PC/ABS Hightest Impact Resistance
  • Black
5,900 psi
(41 MPa)
6.0% 9,800 psi
(68 MPa)
3.7ft-lb/in
(196 J/m)
230°F
(110°C)
ULTEM 9085 Flame, Smoke, Toxicity (FST) Certified
  • Tan
  • Black
10,390 psi
(71.64 MPa)
5.9% 16,700 psi
(115.1 MPa)
2.0ft-lb/in
(106 J/m)
307°F
(153°C)
ULTEM 1010 Highest Heat / Chemical Resistance and Tensile Strength
  • Natural
9,300 psi
(64 MPa)
3.3% 21,000 psi
(144 MPa)
0.8 ft-lb/in
(41 J/m)
421°F
(216°C)
PPSF High Heat Resistance & Sterilizable
  • Tan
8,000 psi
(55 MPa)
3.0% 15,900 psi
(110 MPa)
1.1ft-lb/in
(58.73 J/m)
372°F
(189°C)
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