FDM is an extremely versatile technology. By employing 3D printers with different characteristics and print volumes, it can be used both for the creation of strictly conceptual prototypes and for the production of complex, fully functional, high-performance elements.

Extrusion of
thermopolymers

Conceptual prototypes
High-performance functional elements.

Filament Additive Manufacturing
Technical Data
Materials PLA TOUGH PETG ASA ABS
Tensile strenght MPa
Metodo ASTM D638
62 35 44 49 43
Elogation at break %
Metodo ASTM D638
>4.4 >52.7 >3.8 >6 >2.6
Modulus of elasticity MPa
Metodo ASTM D638
3600 2800 1900 2100 2400
Flexural Modulus MPa
Metodo ASTM D790
2600 2600 2000 2300 77
Notched Impact Strenght J/m
Metodo ASTM D256
32 220 18.7 140 26
Heat Deflection Temp. °C 0,45 MPa
Metodo ASTM D648
52-49 53-49 70 96 84
Materials PC-ABS PC-ABS FR NYLON NYLON CARBON FIBER NYLON 12 CARBON FIBER ULTEM (Fortus Only)
Tensile strenght MPa
Metodo ASTM D638
37
(ISO 527)
60
(ISO 527)
66 110 66 47-33
Elogation at break %
Metodo ASTM D638
14
(ISO 527)
>50
(ISO 527)
>10 N.A. N.A. 5.8 - 2.2
Modulus of elasticity MPa
Metodo ASTM D638
1820
(ISO 527)
2850
(ISO 527)
2200 7600 6000 2150-2270
Flexural Modulus MPa
Metodo ASTM D790
N.A. N.A. 1700 N.A. N.A. 2300-2050
Notched Impact Strenght J/m
Metodo ASTM D256
N.A. N.A. 187 N.A. N.A. 120-48
Heat Deflection Temp. °C 0,45 MPa
Metodo ASTM D648
N.A. N.A. 91 184 154 153
Impact Strenght
Charpy methos 23°C ISO 179 (kJ/m2)
25.5 42.5 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Vicat Softening Temp
ISO 306
108 104 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Flammability Rating
UL94
N.A. V0 N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A.
Glass Transition Temp. (Tg °C) N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. N.A. 186