What Really Matters: Materials
Together with 3D software, materials are a key ingredient to unlocking the full potential of 3D printing for manufacturing. Larger material companies are now investing significantly to cater to the rapid adoption and evolution of 3D printing technologies. Thus the AM industry drives the development of new materials which can offer better performances and also higher degrees of sustainability.

3D printing materials include four major families. Polymers refer to thermopolymers, which react to heat by melting, and photopolymers which react to light by hardening. To a lesser extent, 3D printable polymers also include silicones, and thermosets, which solidify when heated. Metals include pure metals (such as steel, iron titanium, aluminum, nickel). In addition they can include precious metals as well as a new superalloys. These are available for 3D printing in powder form or – in some cases – in wire form.

Other materials with great potential for 3D printing include advanced ceramics, like zirconia and alumina or traditional silica sand. Finally, 3D printing technologies and material manufacturers can focus specifically on composites. This family of materials includes carbon fiber and glass fiber with polymer matrices. Composites in 3D printing can take many forms.

This category also focuses on Consumable Resellers with over 150 businesses listed in the relative sub-category.

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4D biomaterials
4D Biomaterials is the trading name of 4D Medicine Ltd, a company that was spun out from the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick in April 2020.
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Yller is a dental materials industry, a closed-end corporation, which was created in the year 2012 and which has significant national recognition due to the expertise of the founding partners in the area of ​​material development.
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nishimura
Nishimura Advanced Ceramics is engaged in the integrated manufacture of ceramics including kneading materials, forming, firing and other processing to finish products.
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ESK
We supply customers all over the world. Our speciality and ultrafine grades are in demand around the globe. With our consulting, analyses and tests, we offer a perfect service, playing a key role especially in the development of new products.
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COP designs, synthesizes and formulates a range of materials for polymer transformation activities in several industries, such as Orthopedic equipment.
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kyocera
Ceramic 3D Printing for Rapid Prototypes by Kyocera, the Global Leading Manufacturer of Fine Ceramics
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Created at the tip of Brittany in 2015 by three designers, Fil & Fab is today the first French company for the regeneration of used fishing nets. These represent 800 tonnes of annual waste on the French coast.
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NEMATX
NEMATX AG is a Swiss startup company specialized in additive manufacturing. Founded as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 2020, we aim to introduce the next generation in high-performance polymer 3D printing.
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AGC
AGC Ceramics Co., Ltd was established as a spin-off from Asahi Glass Co., Ltd in April 1st, 2002. We have been engaged in ceramics business since we started refractory production for glass melting furnace of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd 100 years ago.
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CeramTec
With over a century of development experience and production expertise, CeramTec is a leading supplier of advanced ceramics and engineers these materials for use in a wide area of applications. The current portfolio covers well over 10,000 different products and a wide variety of ceramic materials. Worldwide, more than 3,400 employees are active at The Ceramic Experts.
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cerpotech
CerPoTech offers a large selection of high quality ceramic oxide materials at competitive prices and specifications. We have synthesis protocols for more than 40 elements and are constantly adding to that list.
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Founded in 1874, CERAMICA COLLET SA manufactures ceramic clay bodies for industry, pottery and artistic ceramics, and natural clay for crafts, fine arts and education.
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ilaser
 Advanced ceramic laser 3D printing complete solution provider. We focus on the research and development of ceramic laser 3D printing technology.
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Hyperion Metals (ABN 84 618 935 372) (ASX: HYM) is an Australian company incorporated in Western Australia in 2017 for the purpose of pursuing various investment opportunities in the resources sector.
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The Maip Group has been a leader in the polymer market for over 40 years. The company's innovation-based development model focuses on research and development, in addition to the sale of special materials for technical applications.
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China Steel Research Technology Group Co., Ltd. (China Steel Research Institute for short) is a central enterprise directly managed by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. 
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KBM
KBM Advanced Materials, LLC (“KBM”) is a newly established company formed to finance, sell, and distribute metal powders to the additive manufacturing, MIM, and other advanced manufacturing markets.
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As one of the world's largest producers of polyolefins, Braskem's entry into the world of 3D printing makes perfect sense. Braskem offers solutions for the main 3D printing technologies, such as cast filament manufacturing (FFF), selective laser sintering (SLS) and pellet extrusion. 
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ubq
Plastic manufacturers today benefit from the sustainable and competitively priced UBQ™Material that can be easily used in existing production processes. We’re also reaching out to other industries and see potential in the wood, concrete, rubber and building component products.
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Plastics App leads applicative innovation in the field of Polymers & Plastics
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