Materials and Process Info

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Materials & Resources

GoProto only wishes you success with your projects, so we’ve come up with prototype resources that will allow us to explain a little more about what our processes entail.

Below you will find information regarding the prototyping materials we use for each manufacturing process. All of these options are available to you. We have also included a technical manual giving more details regarding HP Multi Jet Fusion procedures.

On each process page, we’ve also included the prototyping materials we can use, so be sure to check back there.

We hope our prototype resources are helpful to you and can give you an understanding of our work. We appreciate any questions or concerns you might have, and we look forward to working with you!


Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, Elastomer) || (Properties) – Specially optimized elastomer for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology
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PA12 || (Properties) – High strength general purpose Nylon 12 material
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Glass Bead Filled PA12 || (Properties) – High strength general purpose Nylon 12 material
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PA11 || (Properties) – High strength and high flexibility general purpose Nylon 11 material made from castor bean oil
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MJF Finishing

Vapor Smoothing || PostPro3D® BLAST is a physical-chemical-based process that can smooth a wide variety of thermoplastic polymers that are printed in MJF, SLS or FDM 3D printing technologies.
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Cerakote || Protective ceramic-based thin film coating providing UV resistance, Heat resistance and chemical resistance to MJF parts.
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Hydrographics || A method we use to apply printed designs onto parts printed with Multi Jet Fusion
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Metalization || Cosmetic and functional metal plating for parts printed with Multi Jet Fusion
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Dyeing, Painting, Clear-Coat || A method we use to apply printed designs onto parts printed with Multi Jet Fusion
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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

ABS-M30 ||  General purpose material with good mechanical properties and low cost
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ASA ||  General purpose material similar to ABS but with improved UV stability
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NYLON 12 – Chopped Carbon-Filled ||  Super stiff and strong
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PC (Polycarbonate) ||  General purpose production material that is stronger than ABS or ASA
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PC/ABS ||  General purpose production material that combines strength of PC with flexibility of ABS
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PETG ||  Food grade, strong and great for general purpose. UV stable.
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TPU Elastomer – Shore 95A ||  Flexible elastomer ideal for prototypes of soft parts
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ULTEM 1010 ||  High temp and high strength ideal for medical, aerospace, food contact
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ULTEM 9085 ||  Certified for Aerospace. Flame retardant and low smoke & toxicity high temp and high strength.
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FDM Best Practices

Orienting for Strength, Speed or Surface Finish ||  Get Best Practices Guide

Designing for Production Parts ||  Get Best Practices Guide


Stereolithography (SLA)

ACCURA 25 || NATURAL (OFF WHITE) Get More Info

ACCURA XTREME WHITE 200 || WHITE Get More Info

Accura 60 Clear (Black) || CLEAR Get More Info

SOMOS 11122 || CLEAR Get More Info

NEXT (White) || WHITE Get More Info


Direct Metal Laset Sintering (DMLS)

ALUMINUM || ALSI10MG, ALSI12 Get More Info

TITANIUM || TI64, TICP Get More Info

MARAGING STEEL Get More Info

STAINLESS STEEL Get More Info


Urethane Castings

Polypropylene-Like Urethane – 70D || Get More Info

High Temp Rigid Urethane – PX 223/HT || Get More Info

Silicone Rubber Durometer 40A – TC-5040 || Get More Info

Silicone Rubber Durometer 45A – TC-5041 || Get More Info

Silicone Rubber Durometer 60A -TC-5060 || Get More Info

Rigid General Purpose Urethane Plastic – TC-850 || Get More Info

Rigid Clear Urethane Plastic – TC-879 || Get More Info

Rigid Flame Retardant Urethane Plastic – TC-894 || Get More Info


Machining – CNC

POLYCARBONATE || Black or Clear

ABS || Natural (Off-White) or Black

ABS – v0 FLAME-RATED || Black

PC+ABS || Black

ACRYLIC || Clear

ULTEM || Translucent Amber or Black

NYLON || Natural (Off-White) or Black

POLYPROPYLENE || Black

NAK80 || Get More Info

SKD11 Steel || Get More Info

Copper Alloy Guide || Get Guide

Aluminum AL6061-T6 || Get More Info


Injection Molded Parts

ABS ||

PC ||

ACRYLIC ||

PC+ABS

TPO

ELASTOMER/RUBBER ||

GLASS-FILLED PC, ABS, NYLON

NYLON ||

ULTEM 1000 ||

ULTEM 2300 ||


Rapid Injection Molding

ALUMINUM TOOLING

DME STEEL TOOLING

P-20 STEEL TOOLING

NAK 80 STEEL TOOLING

H-13 AND S-7 STEEL TOOLING


Sheet Metal

PRE-PLATED COLD-ROLLED STEEL

COLD-ROLLED STEEL

ALUMINUM

STAINLESS STEEL

BERYLLIUM COPPER


Finishing

COLOR || Matched to Pantone or RAL or provided color chips

TEXTURE || MoldTech, Tenibac, Custom matches

SILKSCREEN || Depending on part geometry

RUB-ONS || When silkscreen not possible / detail too small (W/CLEAR COAT)

CLEAR COAT || Polish for extra high gloss parts

VAPOR SMOOTHING NEW! || PostPro3D® BLAST Learn More

CERAKOTE || Durable ceramic paint for MJF and metal parts

HYDROGRAPHICS || Hydrographic artwork applied to parts


“Hey Guys, Hope all is well! I just received the sheet metal parts and assembled them onto the prototype it belongs to and it’s perfect! Just wanted to let you know you guys did a great job!” — Daren (design engineering company)
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