Machining is often a costly process and there are many materials available, so it’s best to get things right the first time. The easiest way to go about this is usually to take a close look at your design’s physical and functional requirements, and then make your decision from there.
Fictiv offers eight CNC materials. With four plastics and four metals at your disposal, you’ll be able to prototype for a wide variety of applications and design requirements.
Here’s a high-level overview of the specs for each CNC material, for more detailed specs, be sure to visit each individual material page!
|Nylon 6/6||Thermoplastics||$||wear and heat-resistant applications|
|Polycarbonate||Thermoplastics||$$||transparent parts & heat-resistant applications|
|Delrin 150||Thermoplastics||$$||strength applications like gears & bushings|
|6061 Aluminum||Non-ferrous metals||$$||prototyping & production|
|303 Stainless Steel||Ferrous metals||$$$||prototyping, fittings, fasteners|
|304L Stainless Steel||Ferrous metals||$$$||food safe products, general application|
|316L Stainless Steel||Ferrous metals||$$$$||medical devices, marine applications, jewelry|