Materials

The 3D Printing materials we use at Lancashire3D

Sustainable Range

Our Lancashire3D exclusive in-house recycled plastic range, produced from our UK 3D Printing waste stream. Affordable and environmentally responsible materials without compromising quality.

srABS Plastic

FDM

Wear resistant

Strong material

Heat tolerant

Minimum 50% Recycled

UK Waste Stream

srABS is a durable material that is wear resistant with a high heat tolerance (100 °C). Produced from our UK 3D Printing waste stream without compromising quality.

srPLA Plastic

FDM

Biodegradable

No warping

Hard material

Minimum 50% Recycled

UK Waste Stream

srPLA is a hard material. It’s great for low stress applications or prototypes. Produced from our UK 3D Printing waste stream without compromising quality.

More Sustainable Range materials will be available soon.

Standard Materials

Resins and Thermoplastics for prototyping and general use. Where possible we only use sustainable plastics produced by Filamentive.

ABS Plastic

FDM

Strong material

Wear resistant

Heat tolerant

Up to 64% Recycled

ABS is a durable material that is wear resistant with a high heat tolerance (100 °C).

PLA Plastic

FDM

Hard material

No warping

Biodegradable

Up to 55% Recycled

PLA is a hard but brittle material. It’s great for low stress applications or prototypes.

ASA Plastic

FDM

Strong material

Wear resistant

UV resistance

Up to 50% Recycled

ASA is the perfect engineering filament for those prints that need to withstand external environments.

PETG Plastic

FDM

Industrial strength

No warping

Food safe

67% Recycled

PETg is a tough and durable food safe plastic.

Standard Resin

SLA

High detail

Smooth surface finish

Strong / Hard

Standard Resin is for High Resolution Rapid Prototyping. 3D print strong, precise concept models and prototypes that bring your ideas to life.

Matt PLA

FDM

Hard material

Textured finish

Biodegradable

Up to 70% Recycled

The Matt PLA  surface diffuses light to give it a matt look, and reduce visibility of layer lines.

Wood / PLA Composite

FDM

Looks like wood

Feels like wood

Can be varnished

Up to 50% Recycled

Smells like wood, looks like wood, feels like wood!

PLA (with metallic flakes)

FDM

Hard material

No warping

Non-toxic flakes

Up to 10% Recycled

All the same qualities of our PLA but with a stunning sparkle thanks to metallic flakes!

Engineering Grade Materials

Resins and Thermoplastics for Engineering usage.

ePLA

FDM

Strong material

Wear resistant

High dimensional accuracy

Up to 50% Recycled

An engineering-grade plastic, with performance comparable to ABS. Features a heat resistance of 95°C< (after annealing)

Polycarbonate / ABS (PC-ABS)

FDM

Strong material

High impact resistance

Heat tolerant

Wear resistant

PC-ABS the perfect material for mechanical parts and tools, which should be light and strong and show minimal wear after prolonged use. It has a high heat tolerance (108 °C).

TPU (flexible) Plastic

FDM

Very flexible

High durability

No warping

Heat tolerant

TPU is a flexible rubber like material

Carbon Fibre Composite

FDM

Strong material

Wear resistant

Very rigid

80% Recycled PET / 20% Recycled Carbon Fibres

Carbon Fiber Reinforced PET is a strong, hard and wear resistant material.

Durable Resin

SLA

High detail

Smooth surface finish

High impact strength

Deformation resistant

Durable Resin produces parts with a smooth, glossy finish and high resistance to deformation. Use this material for applications requiring minimal friction.

Tough Resin

SLA

High detail

Smooth surface finish

Sturdy results

Withstand stress / strain

Tough Resin’s high impact strength and compliance make it perfect for parts that need to return to their original shape after force is applied over a brief period.

Specialist Materials

Specialist Resins and Thermoplastics for industrial usage.

Castable Wax Resin

SLA

High Precision

Smooth surface finish

Zero ash content

Clean burnout

A 20% wax-filled material for reliable casting with zero ash content and clean burnout, Castable Wax Resin accurately captures intricate features and offers the smooth surfaces. Printed parts are strong enough to handle with no post-cure required, suitable for custom try-ons and direct investment casting.