3D-Printing Materials API
Materials accessible through 3D printing have made considerable progress since the technology took off. Today, you’re free to choose from a wide assortment of materials and material types. When it comes to 3D printing there are so many materials you can choose so it is often tough to decide the right one. CAD.ai’s 3D-Printing Materials API helps guide you through searching and choosing from the huge list of materials available in categories like Plastics, Metals, Ceramics, Resins, Castables/Wax, Elastics, Sandstone, and more.
Materials API Key Features
- List of available materials
- Very fast – (Graph example)
- JSON response
- Very easy to use and to integrate, using our docs page.
3D-Printing Materials Guide
The world of 3D printing materials is just a click away with our Materials Guide. It will guide you through the process of choosing the right material.
- Nylon, or Polyamide, is a commonly used material. It is a strong and flexible plastic that is naturally white but can be colored. It is often combined with aluminium (in powder) producing Alumide, another common 3D printing material for sintering. Minimum wall thickness for this type of materials is 1mm.
- ABS – a strong plastic which comes in a wide range of colours. It is made from spaghetti like filament. Minimum wall thickness for ABS is 1mm. It is very popular material used mostly on home printers.
- PLA is plastic material that is bio-degradable. Typical colors are white and black, but a transparent variety is available. Compared to ABS it lacks durability and flexibility. Minimum wall thickness for PLA is 1mm.
- Stainless Steel is one of the strongest and commonly used metals for 3D printing. It is normally silver, yet can be plated with different materials to give a gold or bronze effect. It is made additively or directly from a powder. Minimum wall thickness for Stainless Steel is 3mm.
- Gold and Silver have clear applications for the jewelry sector, but as the scope of what can be 3D printed widens it is becoming popular in industry. These are strong materials, and the models are first cast in wax and then in metal. Minimum wall thickness for Gold and Silver is 0.5mm.
- Titanium, the strongest material for 3D printing, has been used for 3D printing industrial applications for quite a while. Minimum wall thickness for Titanium is 0.2mm.
- A new group of materials has become available for 3D printing. When printed, ceramics are rigid and delicate but can be enhanced with post-processing. Surfaces are often glazed. Minimum wall thickness for Ceramics is 3mm.