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Materials Matrix

MaterialUltimate StrengthDurabilityRigidityMax.
Service °C
Co-efficent of
Thermal
Expansion
DensityEase of UseAdditional
Hardware
Requirements
Recommended
Build
Surfaces
Heated
Bed
Required?
Price for Material 
PLA

PLA Material
65 MPa4 / 107.5 / 1052 °C68µm / m-°C1.24g / cm39 / 10Cooling FanGlue Stick, Painters Tape, Glass PlateHeated Bed Not Required£30 - £40 per SpoolStore
ABS

Innofil ABS Material


40 MPa8 / 105 / 1098 °C90µm / m-°C1.04g / cm38 / 10Heated Bed, EnclosureKapton TapeHeated Bed is Required£17 - £60 per SpoolStore
Onyx (Composite)

Markforged Onyx
81 MPa9 / 108 / 10145 °C57.5µm / m-°C1.3g / cm38 / 10Cooling FanGlue StickHeated Bed Not Required£150 per SpoolStore
Metal Filled

Markforged Metal Material
1250 MPa4 / 1010 / 1052 °C33.75µm / m-°C3g / cm37 / 10Wear-Resistant Filament Nozzle, Cooling FanGlue StickHeated Bed Not Required£130 per SpoolStore
PETG

PETG Material
62.5 MPa (avg)8 / 105 / 1073 °C60µm / m-°C1.23g / cm39 / 10Cooling Fan, Heated BedGlue Stick, Painters TapeHeated Bed is Required£29 per SpoolStore
Carbon Reinforced Onyx

Onyx Filled with Carbon Fibre Material
460 MPa10 / 1010 / 10105 °C57.5µm / m-°C1.3g / cm39 / 10Cooling FanPainters Tape, Glass Plate, PEIHeated Bed Not Required£115 - £345 per SpoolStore
Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate Material
72 MPa10 / 106 / 10121 °C69µm / m-°C1.2g / cm36 / 10Enclosure, Heated Bed, Metal Printer HotendGlue Stick, Painters TapeHeated Bed is Required£48 - £53.50 per SpoolStore
PVA

PVA Material
78 MPa7 / 103 / 1075 °C85µm / m-°C1.23g / cm35 / 10Cooling Fan, Heated BedPainters Tape, PEIHeated Bed is Required£40 - £96 per SpoolStore
Wood-Filled Parts

Wooden Owl Part
46 MPa3 / 108 / 1052 °C30.5µm / m-°C1.15 - 1.25g/cm38 / 10Cooling FanPainter's Tape, Glue Stick, PEIHeated Bed Not Required£36 per SpoolStore