Material Characteristics

FDM materials share many characteristics that make them well-suited for in-office modeling as well as low-volume manufacturing. Yet, each has unique properties that distinguish them from one another. Their unique properties include transparency, biocompatibility, FST certification, chemical resistance, thermal resistance and strength, and it is these properties that make material selection a fairly simple task. In manufacturing, materials define the process. In additive manufacturing, FDM is recognized as the process that offers a selection of thermoplastic materials for functional use.

Stratasys takes seriously market feedback about which materials are important to users, and it is always exploring options for future material releases. It will continue to research and develop new thermoplastic material formulations for use in its FDM machines.


Material Key Characteristics
Versatile, tough
ABS-ESD7 Electrostatic discharge resistant
ABS-M30i Biocompatible
ABSi Translucent
PC Strong (tension)
PC-ABS Strong (impact)
PC-ISO Biocompatible
ULTEM 9085 Mechanically well-rounded. FST certification
PPSF Resistant (thermal/ chemical)