3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials, FDM Technology

Comparing Nylon FDM Materials: Which is Better?

September 8, 2017

For this article, we compare the three different nylon based materials offered by Stratasys for FDM 3D printing. Each of these materials have their own advantages and drawbacks. Keep reading to learn about the technical properties of Nylon 6, Nylon 12 and Nylon 12CF (carbon filled) and why you would choose one material over another for your next engineering project.

3D Printing Materials, PolyJet Technology

Things to Know When Using Agilus30

August 4, 2017

Are you familiar with which PolyJet materials are compatible with Stratasys' Connex line of printers? Have you ever used the Tango family of simulated rubber-like materials, one of the most flexible sets of 3D printing materials on the market? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you are going to LOVE Stratasys' newly released formula for simulated rubber. Keep reading to learn why you should add Agilus30 to your toolbox of 3D printing materials.

Stratasys, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys Product Launch: New Digital ABS Plus and SR-35

June 19, 2017

2017 has been a big year for Stratasys with the release of the new F123 Series 3D printers and Nylon 12CF. As if that wasn't enough for the 3D printing community, Stratasys just released two new materials—SR-35 soluble support material and Digital ABS Plus/Digital ABS2 Plus.

MakerBot, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

MakerBot Tough PLA: Living Hinges and Snap Fit

May 30, 2017

MakerBot Tough PLA is an amazing material that combines the low cost and ease-of-use that regular PLA offers with strength that is similar to (or in some situations better than) ABS. In this blog, we investigate one of those surprising situations by exploring Tough PLA and printed living hinges and cantilever snap fits.

MakerBot, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

Concrete Molding with Tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+

April 3, 2017

For many design projects, 3D printed parts made of plastics are not strong enough to withstand extreme impact, high heat or other stress factors. This can limit 3D printed parts, especially in PLA, to the prototyping phase of development. To put this challenge to the test, I created an experiment on concrete molding with tough PLA on a MakerBot Replicator+. This is what I found.

FDM Technology, 3D Printing, Stratasys, 3D Printing Materials

How to Change FDM Material Color

March 15, 2017

Stratasys' PolyJet 3D printing technology is widely known for combining color and providing extreme levels of detail and realism. But what if we told you FDM materials are getting more advanced and can also provide visual appeal? In our blog, we explain how to change FDM material color and achieve that finished product appearance.

Stratasys, PolyJet Technology, FDM Technology, 3D CAD, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys Releases Material, Printer and Software Updates

November 18, 2016

Stratasys is finishing out the year strong with several product releases. We’re excited to share the new material, printer and software updates and how these improvements to Stratasys’ product line will enhance and optimize your 3D workflow.

3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

Metal vs. FDM Thermoplastics: What's Your Application?

February 29, 2016

If you are thinking about replacing traditional manufacturing methods with 3D printing, you have likely thought, "Can I replace an existing metal part with a plastic one?" The answer is a resounding “maybe.” It all depends on your application. If the part has requirements that lend itself to metal, like very high-temperature conditions or significant usage cycles, then a metal part may still be required. Our Application Engineers put together a list of five topics to consider when debating between traditional metal vs. FDM technology.

3D Printing, FDM Technology, 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys Updates Software for More Material Options on FDM Printers

June 30, 2015

We’re excited to share with you some new capabilities for Fortus FDM printers. These new features are through a Stratasys software update of Insight, which runs Fortus 250mc and higher printers.

Applications, FDM Technology, Stratasys, 3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

FDM 3D Printing with ABS Plastic: Material Properties/Applications

March 2, 2015

One of the key advantages of Stratasys FDM printers is their use of real engineering plastics, like ABS. Watch this informative video detailing FDM 3D printing with ABS plastics and their properties, explained by David Stockbower. He also speaks about the common applications for this versatile material.

3D Printing, 3D Printing Materials

New ASA and Endur materials released from Stratasys!

January 29, 2015

Today we’re pleased to announce that Stratasys is adding new FDM and PolyJet material options to its  product line up.  ASA, a production-grade thermoplastics for Fortus 3D printers is adding eight new colors. Also, Endur is now blending with PolyJet materials to create 20 new digital materials. 


Expand your color FDM prints beyond ABS with ASA’s eight new colors. ASA offers exceptional mechanical properties, an excellent finish and UV stability. These additional hues mean that you can 3D print prototypes and end-use parts that are colorfast and vibrant. This also eliminates the time spent on painting and finishing parts. The FDM material is offered in red, orange, yellow, green, dark blue, white, dark and light gray, black, and ivory.

ASA is ideal for a range of industries including consumer goods, automotive, and commercial products. If  you interested learning more about ASA materials and Fortus 3D production systems, read more here.