Find the right material for your project

3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Materials

Axis offers a powerful range of prototype material options which covers a wide array or applications. This variety allows you to take full advantage of the benefits of 3D printing throughout your product-development cycle. Regardless of your industry, the right process and material are chosen no matter what the application or end use of your prototype; whether it’s SLA materials, SLS, DMLS, FDM, or Polyjet, you will get a seamless 3D printing experience.

Materials Tailored to Solutions

sla

sla

Material Type
Photopolymers
Lead Time
3 - 5 days

SLA exploits a process called photopolymerization. The properties of SLA materials allow to 3D print models with smooth surface finish, fine features with high details and also, high rigidity.

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sls

sls

Material Type
Thermoplastic
Lead Time
5 - 7 days

Axis offers SLS prototyping service, one of the most versatile prototyping systems on the market. The produced prototypes are made of Nylon, wax infiltrated polystyrene for casting, flame retardant or even flexible ‘’TPU’’ powders.

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dmls

dmls

Material Type
Metal
Lead Time
7 - 9 days

DMLS combines the design flexibility of 3D printing with the mechanical properties of metal. Metal prototypes don’t require tooling and are ideal for functionality testing. DMLS allows for complex geometries with high dimensional accuracy.

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fdm

fdm

Material Type
Thermoplastic
Lead Time
3 - 5 days

Materials used for FDM are durable and their mechanical properties are stable over time. These materials are appropriate for detailed functional prototypes, durable manufacturing tools and low-volume manufacturing parts.

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polyjet

polyjet

Material Type
Photopolymers
Lead Time
2 - 4 days

3D printing in polyjet builds very precise parts. That translates into high-quality prototypes for a shorter time to market. The prototypes have fine details and smooth surfaces.

What to consider

Material properties and feature definitions (accuracy, part strength, surface finishing) are essential when it comes to designing your prototype and choosing the suitable solution for your project. The application of the prototype is, also a great factor to consider. Here is some key information to help you make your decision.


Need some extra help?

If you need assistance in selecting the fitting material for your project and its 3D printed prototype, you can refer to our resources page that has elaborate information on various processes, options and even tips & tricks. You can also visit the FAQ section which we frequently update based on the most recurring questions we receive.

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