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Plastic 3D printing

A wide range of 3D printing plastic materials from thermoplastics for functional parts to high detail resins (thermosets) for visual prototypes.

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PLA
Desc High stiffness, good detail, affordable.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Resin
Desc High detail and smooth surface, injection mold-like prototyping.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

ABS
Desc Commodity plastic, improved mechanical and thermal properties compared to PLA.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Nylon
Desc Used to substitute functional injection moulded parts, good chemical resistance.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PETG
Desc Good for mechanical parts with high impact resistance and flexibility. Sterilizable.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

TPU
Desc Rubber-like material, suitable for tubes, grips, seals and gaskets.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

ASA
Desc UV stability and high chemical resistance, preferred material for outdoor applications.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PEI
Desc Engineering plastic, high performance applications, flame retardant.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Name Description Price
PLA
High stiffness, good detail, affordable.

$ $ $ $ $

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Resin
High detail and smooth surface, injection mold-like prototyping.

$ $ $ $ $

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ABS
Commodity plastic, improved mechanical and thermal properties compared to PLA.

$ $ $ $ $

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Nylon
Used to substitute functional injection moulded parts, good chemical resistance.

$ $ $ $ $

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PETG
Good for mechanical parts with high impact resistance and flexibility. Sterilizable.

$ $ $ $ $

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TPU
Rubber-like material, suitable for tubes, grips, seals and gaskets.

$ $ $ $ $

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ASA
UV stability and high chemical resistance, preferred material for outdoor applications.

$ $ $ $ $

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PEI
Engineering plastic, high performance applications, flame retardant.

$ $ $ $ $

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3D printed plastic parts

The additive manufacturing of plastic can be a great option to produce components fast and cost-effectively. It is generally cheaper than subtractive manufacturing methods and the speed and ease of this process allows for rapid part optimization through continuous iteration. 3D printing plastic parts is different from CNC plastic machining in that instead of material being gradually removed from a larger raw piece, 3D printing involves the repeated precise layering of plastic, one layer at a time, until a complete part is made. 3D printed plastic parts can fulfill many different purposes as the various processes and types of plastic that can be used means that parts can have all sorts of properties.


Plastic 3D printing service

Hubs offers a state-of-the-art plastic prototyping service, guaranteeing consistent quality and fast turnaround times. We leverage a global network of 2,400 3D printing machines, which means we can ensure both competitive prices and fast lead times. With our vast network and diverse capabilities, we can produce parts with all sorts of materials and properties, with various production methods. We specialize in four different processes, bringing you everything you need for custom 3D printing projects, including rapid prototyping with FDM to small production run 3D printing for industrial applications. Work with us to access our vast plastic 3D printing supply chain today.


Custom plastic 3D printing

Our 3D printing services enable mechanical engineers to create custom 3D printed plastic parts for many applications in numerous sectors and industries including aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial automation, machinery, manufacturing, medical devices, hardware setups, energy and robotics. Parts are 3D printed from the information of a digital three-dimensional design file, often referred to as a computer-aided design file (CAD), which can be uploaded onto our platform. This ensures that the parts we create are entirely custom and dimensions are in perfect accordance with your design. Not only is the material and production process custom, but we also offer post-processing options on many of our 3D printed products.

Frequently asked questions

What plastic is used for 3D printing?

We offer 3D printing capabilities in the following plastics: PLA, Formlabs Resins, 3D Systems Resins, ABS, Nylon, PETG, TPU, ASA and PEI.

How much does 3D printing plastic cost?

The cost of 3D printing with plastic depends on the complexity and size of the part and the type of plastic that is used. These variables will influence the type of machine that is required, the time it takes to produce and post-process the part, and the cost of the plastic filament, resin or powder.

Our prices are always highly competitive thanks to virtually limitless capacity in our local network of 3D printing shops. We use machine learning algorithms, based on millions of previously produced parts, to instantly calculate the cost of any 3D print. A quote is generated within seconds after uploading your CAD (.STL) file.

How strong is 3D printed plastic?

Other than the plastic type, the strength of 3D printed plastic parts can depend on the technology used and build orientation. Good materials for strong parts are Markforged Onyx, PA12, PETG and PP.

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