Manufacturing Materials

We stock hundreds of manufacturing materials including multiple grades of thermoplastics, metals, and elastomers. When selecting a material, consider the mechanical properties, manufacturability characteristics, cosmetic appearance, and cost. If you do not find a material you are looking for, please contact us as we have access to many more manufacturing materials.

If you choose to supply your own resin for injection moulding, please complete this customer-supplied resins form, which requires you to upload MSDS and process data sheet documents. We will contact you with shipping information and a material ID number once your information has been processed.

Proto Labs offers a wide variety of custom colours with the addition of a colourants (masterbatch). Please contact your Sales Representative with your RAL or Pantone reference for further information and a quote. 

Note: we do not add colourants to LSR materials.


Material Material Category Attributes Tensile Strength Impact Strength Heat Deflection Durometer Elongation at Break Elongation Hardness Tear Strength Manufacturing Process
ABS Plastic
  • Cosmetic appearance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact resistant
34.4-82.7 MPa 160-400 J/m 60-93.3 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
Polyac PA-717C Black Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Polyac PA-717C White Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Polyac PA-727 Natural Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Polyac PA-758 Clear Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Polylac PA-765 Natural Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Polylac PA-765 Black Data Sheet Injection Moulding
ABS Black Data Sheet CNC Milling
ABS-Like Plastic
  • Accuracy
  • Durability
  • Impact resistance
45 - 53MPa 45.9 - 54.5°C 3D Printing
Accura Black 7820 Data Sheet Stereolithography
Somos Watershed XC 11122 Data Sheet Stereolithography
ABS/PC Plastic
  • Cosmetic apperance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact resistance
44.1-124.1 MPa 427-640 60-98.8 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
Bayblend FR3010 Black Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Bayblend T65 XF Black CNC Milling
Bayblend T65 XF Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Aluminium Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • High strength-to-weight ratio
  • Temperature resistance
296 - 490 MPa 8 -6% 55-87 HRB CNC Machining
3D Printing
Aluminium / AlSi10Mg Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Aluminium / 6082-T651 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Aluminium / 7075-T651 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Aluminium 2024/T351 CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Brass Metal
  • Chemical resistance
  • Ductility
  • Strength
310-421 MPa 23-25% 32-36 HRB CNC Machining
Brass Cz121 CNC Turning
Brass Cz112 (60/40) CNC Milling
Carbon Steel Metal
  • Soft
540 MPa 10% 85 HRB CNC Machining
Carbon Steel EN8/C45 Data Sheet CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Copper Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Electrical conductivity
200 - 360 MPa 5-50% 40-110 HV CNC Machining
Copper / C101 CNC Milling
HDPE Plastic
  • Durability
  • Impact resistant
  • Stiffness
19.9-31 MPa 179 kJ/m² 54.4-121.1°C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
HDPE / TECAFINE PE Data Sheet CNC Milling
Exxon Mobil HMA 016 HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
LDPE Plastic
  • Crack resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Impact resistance
34 MPa 273 kJ/m² 54.4-87.7 °C Injection Moulding
Exxon Mobil LD 600BA LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
LSR Silicone Rubber
  • Cosmetic appearance
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
  • Temperature resistance
30-70 shore A 290-620% 21-29 N/mm Injection Moulding
Elastosil 3003/30 A/B Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Elastosil 3003/50 A/B Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Elastosil 3003/60 A/B Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Elastosil 3003/70 A/B Data Sheet Injection Moulding
LSR (Optical) Silicone Rubber
  • Biocompatability
  • Chemical resistance
  • Temperature resistance
  • Optical clarity
74 shore A 80% Injection Moulding
Dow Corning MS-1002 Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Maraging Steel Metal
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Hardenable
1100 MPa 11% 35 HRC 3D Printing
Maraging Steel 1.2709 Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Mild Steel Metal
  • Good toughness and strength
  • Heat treatable
380 - 540 MPa CNC Machining
Mild Steel / S275 Data Sheet CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Nylon Plastic
  • Rigidity
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
41.3-199.9 MPa 106-427 J/m 82.2-176.6°C CNC Machining
Nylon 6 GF 30% / TECAMID 6 GF30 Data Sheet CNC Milling
Nylon 6 / SUSTAMID 6 FR Data Sheet CNC Milling
Nylon 6 / TECAST T - Natural Data Sheet CNC Milling
Nylon 6 / TECAST TM Data Sheet CNC Milling
Nylon 66 / TECAMID 66 Data Sheet CNC Milling
Nylon 66 GF 30% / TECAMID 66 GF30 Data Sheet CNC Milling
PBT Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Low moisture absorption
41.3-120.6 MPa 53-160 J/m 93.3-215.5 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
PBT GF 30% / TECADUR PBT GF30 Data Sheet CNC Milling
PC Plastic
  • Dimensional stability
  • Impact resistance
62-158.5 MPa 106-960 J/m 65.5-148.8 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
PC / TECANAT Data Sheet CNC Milling
Makrolon 2458 Clear Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PC-Like Plastic
  • Accuracy
  • Stiffness
  • Temperature tolerance
57 - 61 3D Printing
Accura 5530 Data Sheet Stereolithography
Accura 60 Data Sheet Stereolithography
DSM SOMOS PerFORM Data Sheet Stereolithography
PEEK Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Sterilizability
  • Stiffness
  • Strength
CNC Machining
PEEK / TECAPEEK Data Sheet CNC Milling
PEI Plastic
  • Heat resistance
  • Impact resistance
  • Strength
96.5-193 MPa 53-106 J/m 176.6-215.5 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
PEI Ultem 1000 (Polyether Imide) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PEI / Ultem 1000 / TECAPEI Data Sheet CNC Milling
PEI 30% GF / Ultem 2300 / TECAPEI Data Sheet CNC Milling
PET Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Stiffness
  • Strength
88 MPa CNC Machining
PET / TECADUR PET Data Sheet CNC Milling
PMMA Plastic
  • Optical clarity
  • Rigidity
60 MPa 18 kJ/m² 105°C CNC Machining
PMMA / Acrylic / TECACRYL Data Sheet CNC Milling
Plexiglas 8N Transparent Injection Moulding
Plexiglas 6N Transparent Injection Moulding
POM (Acetal or Delrin) Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
41.3-151.6 MPa 40-106 J/m 82.2-148.8 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
Acetal Copolymer / SUSTARIN C FDA Data Sheet CNC Milling
Acetal Copolymer / TECAFORM AH or ERTACETAL C Data Sheet CNC Milling
Acetal Homopolymer / TECAFORM AD or ERTACETAL H Data Sheet CNC Milling
Acetal Static Dissipative / Tecaform AH SD Data Sheet CNC Milling
POM (Acetal or Delrin) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PP Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Solvent resistance
26.8-127.5 MPa 26-293 J/m 48.8-148.8 °C Injection Moulding
CNC Machining
PP Ramofin PPH300G4 (Polypropylene) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PP Homopolymer / TECAFINE Data Sheet CNC Milling
INEOS PP 500-GA20 Data Sheet Injection Moulding
Moplen RP348R Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PP-Like Plastic
  • Accuracy
  • Durability
  • Flexibility
3D Printing
Accura Xtreme Data Sheet Stereolithography
Accura Xtreme White 200 Data Sheet Stereolithography
PPS Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Temperature resistance
96.5-193 MPa 26-320 J/m 204.4-260 °C Injection Moulding
PPS Fortron 1140L4 Black (Polyphenylene Sulfide) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PS Plastic
  • Impact resistance
  • Stiffness
28.9-75.8 MPa 13-373 J/m Injection Moulding
PS Polystyrene Crystal 1810 Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PSU Plastic
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Mineral resistance
  • Sterilizability
  • Strength
88 MPa CNC Machining
PSU / Polysulfone / PSU 1000 Data Sheet CNC Milling
PTFE (Teflon) Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Flame resistance
  • Temperature resistance
CNC Machining
PTFE / Teflon / TECAFLON Data Sheet CNC Milling
PVC Plastic
  • Chemical resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Flame resistance
55 MPa 72°C 20% CNC Machining
PVC / TECAVINYL Data Sheet CNC Milling
Stainless Steel Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Crack resistance
66-210 ksi 5-56% 35-101 HRC CNC Machining
3D Printing
Stainless Steel 17-4 PH / EN1.4542 Data Sheet CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Stainless Steel 304/304L Data Sheet CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Stainless Steel 316/316L Data Sheet CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Stainless Steel 316L 1.4404 Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Titanium Metal
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
  • Weight reduction
80-140 ksi 10-20% 30-39 HRC CNC Machining
3D Printing
Titanium / Ti6Al4V Data Sheet Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Titanium / Ti6Al4V, Grade 5 Data Sheet CNC Milling
TPE/TPV Plastic
  • Flexibility
6.8-48.2 MPa 93.3-148.8 °C Injection Moulding
TPV Santoprene 103 - 40 Shore D Black (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPV Santoprene 201-73 (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPV Santoprene 201-80 Natural (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPV Sarlink 3139D Black (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPV Sarlink 3160 (Thermoplastic Vulcanizate) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPV Sarlink 3170 Black Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPE Thermolast K TC 3 GPZ Black Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPE Thermolast K TF1 STL Translucent Data Sheet Injection Moulding
TPU Plastic
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Impact resistance
47.5-82.7 MPa 40-533 J/m 65.6-121.1 °C Injection Moulding
TPU Pearlthane 11T85 (Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer) Data Sheet Injection Moulding
PA (Nylon) Plastic
  • Rigidity
  • Strength
  • Temperature resistance
46 - 48 Mpa 74 J/m 48 - 188°C 4 -15% 3D Printing
Nylon 12 PA Selective Laser Sintering
PA 850 Black Data Sheet Selective Laser Sintering


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