SM3M Produce FDM termoplastics and DLP resins
ABS and PLA filaments in 24 colors produced by SM3M for best FDM print quality.
Nylon, or Polyamide, is commonly used in powder form with the sintering process or in filament form with theFDM process. It is a strong, flexible and durable plastic material that has proved reliable for 3D printing.
ABS is another common plastic used for 3D printing, and is widely used on the entry-level FDM 3D printers in filament form. It is a particularly strong plastic and comes in a wide range of colours. ABS can be bought in filament form from a number of non-propreitary sources, which is another reason why it is so popular.
PLA is a bio-degradable plastic material that has gained traction with 3D printing for this very reason. It can be utilized in resin format for DLP/SL processes as well as in filament form for the FDM process. It is offered in a variety of colours, including transparent, which has proven to be a useful option for some applications of 3D printing. However it is not as durable or as flexible as ABS.