Best 3D Printer Materials: Ceramics, Sand, Food, Organs and More

| June 15, 2017

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In previous editions of this guide, ENGINEERING.com has covered some of the most exciting or widely used materials. Our metals article detailed each metal powder that is being increasingly used in industries like aerospace and medicine. The polymer powders guide focused specifically on plastic powders used in powder bed processes, like selective laser sintering and Multi Jet Fusion (MJF). We also wrote up guides on thermoplastic filaments for fused deposition modeling, photopolymers for photopolymerization processes and composite materials for a variety of 3D printing processes.

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