Materials

Elastomer Silicone Rubber

Material Attributes Durometer Elongation at Break Tear Strength Manufacturing Process
Digital Photopolymer Durability
Flexibility
Transparency
30-95 shore A, Rigid 200-270% 5-30 kg/cm 3D Printing
LSR Cosmetic appearance
Durability
Flexibility
Temperature resistance
30-80 shore A 290-620% 21-33 N/mm Injection Molding
LSR (Fluorosilicone) Fuel and oil resistance
Suitable for fluids
Temperature resistance
60 shore A 2.2 14 N/mm Injection Molding
 LSR (Medical) Biocompatability
Temperature resistance
50 shore A 4.99 47.4-52.4 kN/m Injection Molding
LSR (Optical) Temperature resistance
Optical clarity
72 shore A 0.8   Injection Molding
TPE/TPV Flexibility 35-87 shore A 330-610% 10-52 kN/m Injection Molding
TPU Abrasion resistance
Flexibility
Impact resistance
83 shore A-43 shore D 200-670% 87-123 kN/m Injection Molding
3D Printing

metals

Material Attributes Tensile Strength Elongation Hardness Manufacturing Process
Aluminum Corrosion resistance
High strength-to-weight ratio
Temperature resistance
 38-83 ksi  1-17%  55-95 HRB Sheet Metal Fabrication
CNC Machining
3D Printing
Brass Chemical resistance
Ductility
Strength
45-61 ksi 23-30%  32-36 HRB Sheet Metal Fabrication
CNC Machining
Cobalt Chrome Biocompatability
Corrosion resistance
High strength-to-weight ratio
130 ksi 0.2 25 HRC  3D Printing
Copper Corrosion resistance
Electrical conductivity
Thermal conductivity
29-52 ksi 5-50% 40-110 HV Sheet Metal Fabrication
CNC Machining
Low Carbon Steel Ductile
Malleable
 46-64 ksi 15-39% 42-69 HRB Sheet Metal Fabrication
CNC Machining
Stainless Steel Corrosion resistance
Crack resistance
Good strength-to-weight ratio
66-210 ksi  5-56% 35-101 HRC Sheet Metal Fabrication
CNC Machining
3D Printing
Steel Alloy Durability
Strength
 95 ksi 0.25 92 HRB CNC Machining
Titanium Corrosion resistance
Strength
Temperature resistance
Weight reduction
80-140 ksi 10-20%  30-39 HRC CNC Machining
3D Printing

plastics

Material Attributes Tensile Strength Impact Strength Heat Deflection Elongation at Break Manufacturing Process
ABS Cosmetic appearance
Dimensional stability
Impact resistance
5,000-12,000 psi 3-7.5 ft-lb/in 140-200°F 20-30% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
ABS-Like Accuracy
Durability
Impact resistance
5.7-7.8 ksi 0.79-0.91 ft-lb/in 115-138°F   6.1-20% 3D Printing
 ABS/PC Cosmetic appearance
Dimensional stability
Impact resistance
6,400-18,000 psi 8-12 ft-lb/in 140-210°F 40-50% Injection Molding
 CPVC Flame resistance 7,300 psi   9 ft-lb/in  198°F 0.27 CNC Machining
ETPU Crack resistance
Durability
Impact resistance
 10,000 psi  10 ft-lb/in 280°F 0.9 Injection Molding
HDPE Durability
Impact resistant
Stiffness
2,900-4,500 psi  80 ft-lb/in² 130-250°F 350-950% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
LCP Strength
Temperature resistance
12,000-32,000 psi 10 ft-lb/in  525°F 0.016 Injection Molding
LDPE Crack resistance
Flexibility
Impact resistance
1,200-4,000 psi 130 ft-lb/in² 130-190°F  400-500%  Injection Molding
CNC Machining
 LLDPE Flexibility 1,400 psi 190 ft-lb/in  190°F  6 Injection Molding
PA (Nylon) Rigidity
Strength
Temperature resistance
6,000-29,000 psi 2-8 ft-lb/in 180-350°F  10-60% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
3D Printing
 PBT Chemical resistance
Dimensional stability
Low moisture absorption
6,000-17,500 psi 1-3 ft-lb/in   200-420°F 2-50%  Injection Molding
Polycarbonate (PC) Dimensional stability
Impact resistance
9,000-23,000 psi  2-18 ft-lb/in  150-300°F  5-120% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
 PC-Like Accuracy
Stiffness
Temperature tolerance
6.8-11.6 ksi     118-506°F 0.7-13%  3D Printing
 PC/PBT Impact resistance 6,300 psi 17 ft-lb/in  210°F  3-120%  Injection Molding
 PEEK Chemical resistance
Sterilizability
Stiffness
Strength
13,000-30,000 psi 3.5-4.5 ft-lb/in 300-625°F 40-50% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
 PEI (Ultem) Heat resistance
Impact resistance
Strength
14,000-28,000 psi 1-2 ft-lb/in 350-420°F  4-60%  Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PET Chemical resistance
Stiffness
Strength
7,000-23,000 psi 0.5-8 ft-lb/in 250-470°F  1-45% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
 PETG Durability
Transparency
7,250 psi 3 ft-lb/in  185°F  100-130% Injection Molding
PMMA (Acrylic) Optical clarity
Rigidity
2,800-13,000 psi 0.25-1 ft-lb/in 180-215°F  3-7% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
POM (Acetal/Delrin) Chemical resistance 6,000-22,000 psi 0.75-2 ft-lb/in 180-300°F  10-40% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PP Chemical resistance
Solvent resistance
3,900-18,500 psi 0.5-5.5 ft-lb/in 120-300°F  10-230% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
 PPE/PS Dimensional stability
Low moisture absorption
Suitable for fluids
8,500 psi 2.5-8 ft-lb/in 250-280°F 15-30% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PP-Like Accuracy
Durability
Flexibility
4.4-4.7 ksi 0.9-1.0 ft-lb/in 120-300°F  15-20%  3D Printing
PPS Chemical resistance
Temperature resistance
14,000-28,000 psi  0.5-6 ft-lb/in 400-500°F  1-2%  Injection Molding
PPSU Chemical resistance
Flame resistance
Impact resistance
10,100 psi  13 ft-lb/in  428°F  40-120% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
 PS Impact resistance
Stiffness
4,200-11,000 psi 0.25-7 ft-lb/in  185-190°F 3-30% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PSU Corrosion resistance
Mineral resistance
Sterilizability
Strength
9,500-18,000 psi 0.5-7 ft-lb/in 300-350°F 50-100% Injection Molding
CNC Machining
PTFE (Teflon) Chemical resistance
Flame resistance
Temperature resistance
2,900-5,000 psi 2-6 ft-lb/in 500°F  210-400% CNC Machining
PVC Chemical resistance
Corrosion resistance
Flame resistance
7,800 psi  0.8 ft-lb/in 162-172° F 1.5 CNC Machining
SB Stiffness
Transparency
Warp resistance
4,850 psi 0.5-1 ft-lb/in 150-160° F 0.3  Injection Molding
 UHMW Durability
Flexibility
5,800 psi    116°F 3  CNC Machining