Material Matrix

Overview of the materials used at AME-3D

AME-3D Printing and Casting Material Guide  

The following is a summary of the materials used in printing and casting.

We can source material for specific projects. If your selected material isn't in the list below, do contact us as we're happy to get new or specialist materials in. 

SLA & SLA High Resolution 3D Printing

  •  Laser and UV-light sensitive 3D printing process  

Accura Xtreme Plastic 

Available in grey 

Material type: ABS like durable plastic

Shore Hardness Tensile Strength  Tensile Modulus 
86D 38 - 44 MPa 1,790 - 1,980 MPa
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp
52-71 MPa 1,520 - 2,070 MPa 60°C
Elongation Break 
14 - 22%

Accura Clearvue Plastic

Available in clear 

Material Type: Moisture resistant plastic 

Shore Hardness Tensile Strength  Tensile Modulus 
84D 41 - 46 MPa 2,030 - 2,220 MPa
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp
53 - 67 MPa  1,560 - 2,040 MPa 50 - 51°C
Elongation Break 
4 - 7%

Accura 25

An accurate and flexible plastic available in white. 

Shore Hardness Tensile Strength  Tensile Modulus 
80D 38 MPa 1,590 - 1,660 MPa
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp
55 - 58 MPa  1,380 - 1,660 MPa 51 - 63°C
Elongation Break 
13 - 20%

Dimensions *:

    • SLA            350 x 350 x 400mm
    • SLA HR      250 x 250 x 250mm

Resolutions: 

      • SLA    layer thickness   0.1mm 
      • SLA HR     layer thickness 0.05mm

Walls: 

    • Supported: Min. 0.4mm thickness
    • Unsupported: Min. 0.6mm thickness
Lead time:

 

    • 1-5 days 

*Max dimensions are a guide. If dimensions exceed SLA and SLS dimensions, designs can be split and joined to create the product

SLS 3D Printing 

  • Powder-based 3D printing technique

AME Nylon PA 650

Available in white; colour painted finish available in a colour of your choice
 
Material Type: Nylon; simulates Thermoplastics 
 
Shore Hardness Tensile Strength  Tensile Modulus 
73D 48 MPa 1,700 MPa
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp
48 MPa  1,500 MPa 95 - 180°C
Elongation Break 
24%

AME GF Nylon 615-GS

Produced in a light sand coloured material 
 
Material Type: 50% glass filled nylon 
 
Shore Hardness Tensile Strength  Tensile Modulus 
77D 38 MPa 5,910  MPa
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp
37 MPa 3,300 MPa 134 - 179°C
Elongation Break 
2%

Dimensions:

  • 400 x 280 x 330 mm

Resolution:

  • Layer thickness 0.1 mm

Feature size:

  • Min. 0.8 mm
  • Hole size: Greater than  1.5 mm diameter 

Lead Time:

    • 1 -5 days

Vacuum Casting

  • Polymer casting process using silicone moulds 

AME 95

Available in clear and colourless; colour pigmentable 
 
Material Type: All-round material similar to ABS
 
Tensile Strength  Tensile Modulus Elongation Break 
54 MPa 2,521 MPa 12%
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp. 
88.6 MPa 2,195 MPa 72°C
Shore Hardness
82D, 77D, 74D

AME 8891

Available in white; colour pigmentable 
 
Material Type: Flexible rubber 
 
Shore Hardness Tensile Strength Elongation Break
20 - 90A 2 - 7 MPa 230 - 330%

AME 8051

Available in white; colour pigmentable
 
Please note due to the white base colour pigmented products come out slightly lighter in colour than expected, but adjustments can be made to match your colour choice. 
 
Material Type: High temperature resistant material similar to ABS with a glass transition of 90°C
 
Tensile Strength Tensile Modulus Elongation Break
55.9 MPa 2,150 MPa 8%
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp. 
85.0 MPa 1,965 MPa 92°C
Shore Hardness
77D, 78D, 84D

 

AME 8263

Available in white; colour pigmentable 
 
Please note due to the white base colour pigmented products come out slightly lighter in colour than expected, but adjustments can be made to match your colour choice. 
 
Material Type: V-0 rated flame retardant material similar to injection moulding components
 
Shore Hardness Tensile Strength Elongation Break
80D, 83D 68 MPa 15%
Flexural Strength Flexural Modulus  Heat Deflection Temp. 
93MPa 2,200 MPa 80°C

Dimensions:

  • Max. to be confirmed after receiving CAD file 

Quantity:

  • Up to 20 parts per tool 

Lead Time:

  • Typical   vacuum casting lead times are 8-10 days; express work available from 3 - 4  days. 

 RIM Casting

  • Low pressure injection of polyurethane resin into moulds 

AME 3829

Available in black and beige

Material Type: Two component polyurethane similar to ABS and polypropylene

Shore Hardness  Tensile Strength Elongation Break
82 - 86D 43 - 47 MPa 5 - 7%
Flexural Strength  Flexural Modulus Heat Deflection Temp. 
63 - 67 MPa 1,400 - 1,600 MPa 82 - 86°C

 

Dimensions:
    • Max. 15mm wall thickness
Quantity:
    • Up to 50 parts per tool
Lead time: 
    • Typically  8-10 days

Did you know, we also offer low volume production services?

If you work in a small order industry and want to save on warehouse costs, explore our low volume production services. 

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