Polylactic Acid (PLA) is different than most thermoplastic polymers in that it is derived from renewable resources like corn starch or sugar cane. Plastics that are derived from biomass (e.g. PLA) are known as “bioplastics.”. PLA Properties :
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an opaque thermoplastic and amorphous polymer. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an opaque thermoplastic and amorphous polymer. ABS Properties :
Polyethylene terephthalate glycol, commonly known as PETG or PET-G, is a thermoplastic polyester that provides significant chemical resistance, durability, and excellent formability for manufacturing. PETG Properties :
Carbon fiber filaments use tiny fibers that are infused into a base material to improve the properties of that material. These fibers are extremely strong and cause the filament to increase in strength and stiffness. This also means that the 3D printed parts will be much lighter and more dimensionally stable, as the fibers will help prevent shrinking of the part as it cools. (simplify3d)
The ULTEM Resin family of amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) resins offers outstanding elevated thermal resistance, high strength and stiffness, and broad chemical resistance. ULTEM resins uniquely balance both mechanical properties and processability, offering design engineers exceptional flexibility and freedom.
ULTEM Properties :