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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Based on its extended expertise with 2-component castable PU resins, SYNTHENE has formulated a new line of high-performance resins adapted to 3D printing technologies.
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avimetal
Avimetal Powder Metallurgy Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. was founded by aviation material experts at the end of 2015. With liquid metal atomization near net forming technology as the core, it carries out additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, powder metallurgy equipment and other businesses, and is committed to the R&D and manufacturing of aerospace and digital medical additive manufacturing materials and parts.
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Nonferrous metal smelting is the headstream of all businesses operated by Mitsui Kinzoku. We provide materials that serve as the foundation of industries with a high level of productivity that reflects our century-long history. Additionally, our nonferrous metal recycling business forms the core of our commitment to improve the environment on a global level.
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VSF
High productivity manufacturing of large thermoplastic parts combining 3D printing and 5 axis machining
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3rd Axis Pty Ltd is an advanced manufacturing company incorporated in Australia in January 2019.
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Fortis3D
Fortis3D™ is a Canadian start-up comprised of a small but dedicated team of engineers and scientists committed to crafting materials for the additive manufacturing world. With a background in polymer engineering we develop and produce premium materials in-house for you to bring your ideas to life. Our stringent manufacturing and quality control process ensures only the highest quality filaments are shipped. We are always improving our products and developing new materials to suit your needs.
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krauuss
KraussMaffei is one of the world's leading manufacturers of machines and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber. Our range of products and services covers all technologies in injection molding, extrusion and reaction process machinery.
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3D3
3D3 is a dental 3D printing brand developed in Singapore to provide digital dentistry solutions to modern dental practice.
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Fortius metals
Fortius provides next-generation wire alloys for large format metal 3D printing and robotic welding, enabling stronger, lighter fabrication.
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alpha powders
Polish startup, operating on the verge of additive manufacturing, chemical technology and materials engineering.
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cloud
Cloud Factory helps creators, brands, and artists launch their personal branded jewelry merchandise.
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spherecube
SphereCube 3D printing technology able to process continuously-reinforced high performance composites for next gen mold-less environmentally friendly production.
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PNG-Rid13
A Deep-Tech University spin-off focused on material development for 3D Printing
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mat3d
MAT3D is a start-up specialized in designing, manufacturing and delivering in a large volume high performance materials devoted to 3D Printing based on the technology of photo polymerization of a liquid resin (VAT).
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Filaret recycles cigarette butts into 3D printing filament.
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Goldwind is a global leader of clean energy, energy conservation and environmental protection. We are committed to promoting energy transformation to attain access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all, and to drive a renewable future. Specializing in wind power, internet of energy and environmental protection, we leverage strong scientific research innovation and best business practices to take renewable energy utilization efficiency to new heights.
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daken
We supply Reactive Mesogens for LCE 3D/4D printing .
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iperionx
IperionX’s mission is to be a leading developer of US-based sustainable critical mineral and critical material supply chains, to facilitate the global transition towards a closed-loop, low-to-zero carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive green economy. Beginning with Titanium.
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hitachi ADMUSTER
Material Development That Optimizes The Characteristics and Advantages of Additive Manufacturing. We develop AM materials with a wide spectrum of properties ranging from high-strength to high-melting-point, including highly corrosion-resistant materials for chemical plants and semiconductor fields
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IMR is the leading supplier in the surfaces industry. Our products are used in the automotive industry, among others. We are represented inside and outside Europe through our international network.
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