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3D Printing Materials Overview

3d printing materials

There are many different types of materials you can 3D print in. For this quick overview, we're going to focus in on the most commonly used 3D printing material, and ones you can find on the Fictiv platform as great options for prototyping hardware.

When you're decided which 3D printing material to use for you project, there are 3 major factors to consider at first:

1. What resolution do you need?

2. What prototyping stage are you in? Early, mid, or final?

3. What's your price point? (this is usually correlated with prototyping stage)

Here's a quick overview of the material options to help you understand the differences at a glance:

3d printing materials chart

For more detailed information, check out the individual material pages in the Hardware Guide, and if don't see exactly what you are looking for, shoot us an email and one of our prototyping engineers will help you out!

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