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CNC Metals

Aluminum 2024: Used when a high strength-to-weight ratio is required, such as for gears, shafts, and fasteners. It is nonmagnetic and heat treatable.

Aluminum 5052: Corrosion resistant aluminum frequently used in sheet metal applications.

Aluminum 6061: Easily machined and lightweight, perfect for prototypes, military, and aerospace applications. (View spec sheet)

Aluminum 6063: Commonly used outdoors as architectural trim, railings, and door frames, 6063 aluminum has better machinability than 3003. It is nonmagnetic and heat treatable.

Aluminum 7050: Preferred over 7075 aluminum for use in structural applications, 7050 is a high-strength material that resists fatigue and stress cracking. 7050 is nonmagnetic and heat treatable

Aluminum 7075: Harder and higher strength aluminum alloy good for high-stress parts. 

Aluminum MIC-6: A cast aluminum plate often used for tooling and base plates. 

Copper 101: Commonly known as Oxygen-Free Copper, this alloy is great for electrical conductivity.

Copper 260 (Brass): A highly formidable brass. Great for radiator components and decorative door hardware.

Copper C110: A multipurpose copper comes in all shapes and sizes. Often used in electrical applications.

Copper C360 (Brass): A highly machinable brass. Great for prototyping gears, fittings, valves, and screws.

Copper C932 (Bronze): The standard bearing bronze for light-duty applications. It is easily machinable and resistant to corrosion.

Stainless Steel 15-5: Offers corrosion resistance similar to Stainless 304. Improved workability, hardness, and high corrosion resistance.

Stainless Steel 17-4: A high strength, corrosion resistant stainless alloy. Easily heat treatable. Typically used in medical equipment.

Stainless Steel 18-8: One of the most commonly used stainless steels. Also known as Stainless Steel 304.

Stainless Steel 303: A machinable, corrosion-resistant steel. (View spec sheet)

Stainless Steel 304: A machinable, corrosion-resistant steel.

Stainless Steel 316/316L: A highly corrosion-resistant steel popular for medical devices. (View spec sheet)

Stainless Steel 416: Easily machinable but can be heat treated to increase strength and hardness. Low corrosion resistance.

Stainless Steel 420: Contains more carbon than Stainless 410 to give it increased hardness and strength when heat treated. Offers mild corrosion resistance, high heat resistance, and improved strength.

Steel 1018: The most prominent of the carbon steels. The low carbon content makes this steel ductile and suitable for forming and welding. (View spec sheet)

Steel 4130: Offers great weldability without compromising impact resistance. Often used in gears and fasteners.

Steel 4140: Additional chromium makes this steel corrosion and fracture resistant.

Steel A36: A standard architectural, low-carbon steel. Weldable.

Titanium (Grade 2): High strength, low weight, and high thermal conductivity. Ideal for applications in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Titanium (Grade 5): Excellent strength-to-weight ratio, and the high aluminum content in Ti-6Al-4V increases strength. This is the most commonly used titanium, offering good corrosion resistance, weldability, and formability.

Zinc Alloy: Continuous-cast alloy. Has good electrical conductivity and is highly resistant to corrosion. This alloy is readily treatable for painting, plating, and anodizing.

CNC Plastics

ABS: High strength engineering plastic, used for many commercial products.

Acrylic: A clear glass-like plastic. Good wear and tear properties. Great for outdoor use.

Delrin (Acetal): Resin with good moisture resistance, high wear-resistance, and low friction. (View spec sheet)

Garolite G10: Constructed of an epoxy resin with fiberglass fabric reinforcement, and also called epoxy-grade industrial laminate and phenolic, this material offers high strength and low moisture absorption.

Nylon 6/6: Offers increased mechanical strength, rigidity, good stability under heat and/or chemical resistance.

PC (Polycarbonate): With almost twice the tensile strength of ABS, polycarbonate has superior mechanical and structural properties. Used widely in automotive, aerospace, and other applications that require durability and stability. Solid infill parts are fully dense.

PEEK: Offering excellent tensile strength, PEEK is often used as a lightweight substitute for metal parts in high-temperature, high-stress applications. PEEK resists chemicals, wear, and moisture.

Polypropylene: Has excellent electrical properties and little or no moisture absorption. It carries light loads for a long period in widely varying temperatures. It can be machined into parts requiring chemical or corrosion resistance.

PTFE (Teflon): This material surpasses most plastics when it comes to chemical resistance and performance in extreme temperatures. It resists most solvents and is an excellent electrical insulator.

UHMW PE: A general purpose material. Offers a unique combination of wear and corrosion resistance, low surface friction, high impact strength, high chemical resistance, and does not absorb moisture.

Sheet Metals

Aluminum 5052: Corrosion resistant aluminum frequently used in sheet metal applications.

Copper 260 (Brass): A highly formidable brass. Great for radiator components and decorative door hardware.

Copper C101: Commonly known as Oxygen-Free Copper, this alloy is great for electrical conductivity.

Copper C110: A multipurpose copper comes in all shapes and sizes. Often used in electrical applications.

Stainless Steel 101: A strong steel able to withstand repeated stress and wear.

Stainless Steel 304/L: A machinable, corrosion-resistant steel.

Steel 1018: General Purpose 1018 steel is the most prominent of the carbon steels. The low carbon content makes this steel ductile and suitable for forming and welding. (View spec sheet)

3D Printed Metals

Technology: Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

Aluminum AlSi10Mg: Lightweight Aluminum Alloy, AlSi10Mg. A great alternative to machining complex geometries. (View spec sheet)

Stainless Steel 17-4: Fully-Dense 17-4 PH Stainless Steel Metal, Hardness 40 HRC, Heat Treatable (View spec sheet)

Stainless Steel 316/L: Fully-Dense 316L Stainless Steel Metal, superb corrosion resistance, meets requirements of ASTM F138 (View spec sheet)

3D Printed Plastics

Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

ABS-ESD7: Static dissipative ABS material. Great for jigs and fixtures in electronic assembly environments. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

ABS-M30: Great general-purpose material available in six colors. Ideal for functional prototypes and low volume production. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

ABS-M30i: Biocompatible ABS material can be gamma or EtO sterilized (ISO 10993 USP Class VI). Well suited for conceptual modeling, tools, and guides. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

ABSi: A translucent ABS material available in natural, amber, and red. Great for visual prototypes and lighting applications. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

ASA: Matches or exceeds the properties of standard ABS and has higher UV stability. Ten colors are available. A strong "go-to" prototyping material. Light infill parts are filled with a double cross-hatch pattern. A great way to lighten thicker parts. (View spec sheet)

Next Available: Next available ABS or ASA plastic built with Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) (5% discount). Light infill parts are filled with a double cross-hatch pattern. A great way to lighten thicker parts. ABS includes ABS-M30, ABS-M30i, ABS-ESD7. 

PC (Polycarbonate): With almost twice the tensile strength of ABS, polycarbonate has superior mechanical and structural properties. Used widely in automotive, aerospace, and other applications that require durability and stability. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

PC-ABS: The best of both PC and ABS. Higher strength engineering thermoplastic with slightly more flexibility than standard polycarbonate. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

PC-ISO: Biocompatible PC material can be gamma or EtO sterilized (ISO 10993 USP Class VI). Well suited for food and drug packaging as well as medical device manufacturing. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

 

PPSF: Polyphenylsulfone has the highest heat and chemical resistance of all FDM materials with superior mechanical strength. Sterilizable via autoclave, EtO, plasma, chemical, and radiation. Great for scientific and lab applications. Solid infill parts are fully dense. (View spec sheet)

Ultem 1010: Flame retardant high-performance thermoplastic for end-use parts. Certified for food-contact and biocompatibility. Widely used in aviation or transportation industries due to UL94 classification. Solid infill parts are fully dense.

Ultem 9085: Flame retardant high-performance thermoplastic for complex end-use parts. Heavily used in transportation and aerospace, can also be applied in high heat mechanical environments. UltraLight infill parts are filled with a single cross-hatch pattern, our lightest fill option available.

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Technology: PolyJet 3D

Photopolymer, Flexible: High strength engineering plastic, used for many commercial products. (View spec sheet)

Photopolymer, Rigid: General purpose prototyping material (View spec sheet

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Technology: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Nylon 12 (PA 2200): This material offers excellent strength and stiffness, good chemical resistance with excellent long-term consistency in material properties. (View spec sheet)

Nylon 12, Glass-Filled: This material offers excellent strength and higher stiffness than unfilled nylon, good chemical resistance with excellent long-term consistency in material properties.

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Urethanes

Urethane, Rigid, Natural: A rigid, high heat resistant polyurethane cast plastic, TP-4006. Shore D 80. Quoted price includes the cost of master pattern and tooling in addition to provided urethane cast parts. (View spec sheet)

Urethane, Rigid: A rigid polyurethane cast plastic, TC-854. Available colors: Black, Translucent, Color-matched to customer supplied sample or provided RAL value. Quoted price includes the cost of master pattern and tooling in addition to provided urethane cast parts. (datasheet)

Urethane, Flexible: A flexible polyurethane cast plastic, WC-565. Shore A 65.Available colors: Black, Translucent, Color-matched to customer supplied sample or provided RAL value. Quoted price includes the cost of master pattern and tooling in addition to provided urethane cast parts. (View spec sheet)

Injection Molded Plastics

ABS: High strength general purpose engineering plastic, used for many commercial products.

PC-ABS: The best of both PC and ABS. Higher strength engineering thermoplastic with slightly more flexibility than standard polycarbonate.

Acrylic (PMMA): A clear glass-like plastic. Good wear and tear properties. Great for outdoor use.

Customer-supplied resin: Please add a note or attach a PDF drawing to this quote to specify your supplied material in the Notes and Drawings tab.

Delrin (Acetal, POM): Acetal resin with good moisture resistance, high wear-resistance, and low friction.

HDPE: Excellent strength-to-weight ratio and chemical resistance. HDPE is often used for fuel tanks, connector insulators, and food containers.

LDPE: A flexible and tough material with lower density versus HDPE. LDPE does not react to acids, bases, or alcohols. Useful for trays, snap lids, and general purpose containers.

Nylon 6: Offers increased mechanical strength, rigidity, good stability under heat and/or chemical resistance.

Nylon 6/6: Offers increased mechanical strength, rigidity, good stability under heat and/or chemical resistance.

PBT: A common electronic insulator with a polyester base. Highly used in automotive as a longer-wear alternative to nylon.

PC-PBT: A tough and rigid material resistant to lubricants, solvents, and cleaning agents. Very common in electronic enclosures.

PEEK: Offering excellent tensile strength, PEEK is often used as a lightweight substitute for metal parts in high-temperature, high-stress applications. PEEK resists chemicals, wear, and moisture.

PEI (Ultem): Known best for its extremely high heat and flame resistance, PEI is used for many medical applications and is more affordable than PEEK.

PET: A polyester-based polymer commonly used for liquid containers (e.g. soda bottles) and other food packaging.

PC (Polycarbonate): A clear or colored, light-weight, glass-like plastic.

PLA: A biodegradable and renewable plastic. PLA has a relatively low glass transition temperature and is common in short-use applications.

Polyethylene (PE): One of the most common plastics available. PE has high ductility, abrasion resistance, and chemical resistance.

Polypropylene (PP): Polypropylene has excellent electrical properties and little or no moisture absorption. It carries light loads for a long period in varying temperatures. It can be molded into parts requiring chemical or corrosion resistance.

Polystyrene (PS): A clear, hard, and brittle material widely used for food packaging, clamshell containers, and even disposable cutlery.

PPE-PS: Exhibiting high heat and flame resistance, PPE-PS has high stiffness and tensile strength even at elevated temperatures.

PPS: A high-performance thermoplastic with extreme resistance to solvents.

PSU: A rigid, stiff, and transparent plastic which is a higher-performance alternative to polycarbonate.

PVC: A rigid, general use plastic, that is common in plumbing, non-food packaging, and trimming.

TPE (elastomer): A rubbery material that can stretch at moderate levels and return to its molded size. Used for gaskets, bumpers, and grips.

TPV (rubber): A rubbery material that can stretch at moderate levels and return to its molded size. Used for gaskets, bumpers, and grips.  

Disclaimer: Material properties specified herein (including external links) represent typical material property values and should not be used for structural or engineering decisions and calculations.

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