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Introducing 7 high-performing industrial FDM plastics

We’re excited to announce industrial FDM plastics are now available on our platform.

Written by Tess Roberts

We’re excited to announce industrial FDM plastics are now available on our platform. These include:

  • ABS M30 Stratasys: 25-70% stronger than standard ABS with significantly stronger layer bonding than ABS and greater tensile, impact and flexural strength.
  • ABSPlus Stratasys: production-grade thermoplastic with soluble supports.
  • ULTEM PEI 9085: flame-retardant high-performance thermoplastic.
  • ULTEM PEI 1010: offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic. Ideal for automotive, aerospace, medical and food production industries.
  • PC Stratasys: offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing.
  • Nylon 6 Stratasys: offers excellent strength and stiffness while maintaining good impact resistance.
  • Markforged Onyx: nylon thermoplastic infused with chopped carbon fiber with increased stiffness and high dimensional stability.

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Industrial FDM vs desktop FDM

In comparison with desktop FDM materials, industrial FDM materials offer:

  • Increased accuracy (industrial ±0.15% vs desktop ±1%)
  • Water-soluble support materials, making it easier to achieve smoother surfaces and complex parts
  • Larger build size

They're best suited for most prototyping, modelling or low-volume manufacturing requirements You can learn more about the differences of industrial FDM vs. desktop FDM in this article.

How Peak Additive saved $4800 by using industrial FDM over injection molding

Parts manufactured from industrial FDM materials are often used as a replacement for injection molded parts.

Our customer Peak Additive saved ~$4800 and 7 weeks by choosing industrial FDM over injection molding, without sacrificing the physical properties of injection molding, including UV stability.