Materials & Colours
We offer a range of 3D materials and have the expertise to print them to maximum effect. From rigid bio-plastics to flexible TPU to wood fills, you can make amazing 3D prints with us.
Here are a few examples:
- PLA (A strong rigid bioplastic, very good for prototyping and affordable).
- Polymaker PolyMax PLA (20% stronger than ABS with great mechanical qualities)
- NinjaTek NinjaFlex (Shore 85A) a flexible rubber-like material.
We offer a wide range of colours.
When you upload your models using our uploader you will be able to view a swatch and select a colour per model, so you can order multiple parts in different colours/materials in a single order.
You can also view our gallery of 3D prints and see some of the colours we offer.
We also offer matte colours which are greater at defusing the light that hits an object.
Made to Order Colours
We are able to order in custom colours from our supplier that match a RAL code.
- Colour already matched by factory: 7 – 10 working days
- Colour not yet matched by factory: approx. 3-4 weeks, depending on the colour matching process.
Please Note: There is a minimum charge of £250 + VAT for the made-to-order service. Please contact us well in advance if this is a service you require.
For very solid, rigid parts with tough mechanical properties, we recommend selecting Polymaker PolyMax.
We offer translucent filaments. Please note that “transparent” will not necessarily be completely see-through, due to the infill structure built within a model and the nature of 3D printing.
You can choose this when ordering online using our uploader tool.
We use NinjaTek NinjaFlex (Shore 85A) TPU.
You can determine the hardness of a material using the Shore hardness scale.
Shore hardness is defined as a material’s resistance to indentation. The higher the number, the greater the resistance (and therefore, the “tougher” the material). Shore hardness should be used with caution in 3D Printing. It is only accurate for parts with 100% infill density. We print most 3D parts with 25% infill density, therefore the flexibility of the part will be slightly different from what you would expect based solely on the Shore number. Depending on the level of flexibility you require, we can change the infill percentage. We recommend that you experiment with different infill percentages first (such as by printing a test cube) until you are certain that the part will have your desired flexibility in the material you’ve chosen.