PolyJet Material Selection Guide

Material MimicRigid Opaque
(Vero)
Transparent RigidHigh TempDurusRigurDigital ABSRubber-like/Flexible
(Tango)
Rigid
Digital
Rubber
like
Digital
Polypropylene - PPGoodGoodBestBestBetterBetter
High-Density Polyethylene - HDPE
(PEHD)
BestBestBetter
Polystyrene - PSGoodBetterBestBestBetterBetter
Poly Methyl Methacrylate - PMMA
(Plexiglass)
Best
Polycarboate - PCBetter
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene –
ABS
BetterBetterGoodGoodBetterBestBetter
High-Impact Polystyrene – HIPSBetterBetterGoodGoodBetterBestBetter
Styrene-Based
Thermoplastic Elastomers
BestBest
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer M-class – EPDM RubberBetterBetter

 

Mechanical/Thermal PropertiesRigid Opaque
(Vero)
Transparent RigidHigh TempDurusRigurDigital ABSRubber-like/Flexible
(Tango)
Rigid
Digital
Rubber
like
Digital
Thermal Resistance – HDT
(Heat Deflection Temperature)
BetterBetterBestGoodBetterBestBetter
ToughnessGoodGoodGoodBetterBetterBestGood
Elongation at BreakGoodGoodGoodBetterBetterBetterBestGoodBest

 

Applications & UsagesRigid Opaque
(Vero)
Transparent RigidHigh TempDurusRigurDigital ABSRubber-like/Flexible
(Tango)
Rigid
Digital
Rubber
like
Digital
Visual and Aesthetic ModelingBestBestBestBetterBestBestBestBestBest
Form and Fit TestingBestBetterBetterBestBestBetterBetterBetter
Rigid Opaque Part Functional TestingBetterGoodBestBestBestBetter
Rigid Translucent/Transparent PartsBest
Flexible/Rubber Part TestingBestBest
Non-Ambient Temperature
Part Testing
GoodGoodBestGoodGoodBestBetter
Tooling/PatternsBetterBetterGoodGoodBetterBestBetter
Production PartsGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodBetterGoodGoodGood
Finishing – Coatings and ColoringBestBestBestBetterBestBestBetterBestBetter
Shape Changing and Surface
Improvement
BestBestBetterBetterBestBestBetterBestBetter
Fastening and GluingBestBestBestBetterBestBestBetterBestBetter
Material ColorsWhite, Gray,
Blue, Black,
Wide Variety of
Colors
Transparent,
Transparent
Colors
WhiteMilky
White
WhiteGreen, IvoryTranslucent, Gray
and Black
Varying Gray
Scale and Opacity
Varying Gray
Scale and Opacity
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