Materials

From Hyrel3D
Jump to: navigation, search


A huge variety of materials can be printed with various extruders on the Hyrel machines.

Can we print your material?

Probably... please tell us:

  1. What form it is in at room temperature (powder, granules, filament, gel, etc).
  2. Do you need the environment or build surface at a certain temperature?
  3. For Filaments:
    1. At what temperature will it be printed?
    2. Is it 1.75mm +/- 0.1mm?
  4. For liquids, gels, granules or powders:
    1. At what temperature will it be deposited?
    2. Is it homogeneous or pre-mixed, or do we need to mix it as we dispense?
      1. If mixed as dispensed, at static or dynamic ratios?
    3. How does it harden or cure (by cooling, by heating, with humidity, with UV light (specify wavelength))?
    4. Is it photosensitive? Energetic? Caustic? Any special handling, safety or ventilation requirements?
    5. What viscosity is it during deposition?

Below are the recipes we have so far...

The Importance of Dry Filament

All filaments will benefit somewhat from being kept dry when not in use and/or being pre-heated/dried just prior to use. At Hyrel, we NEVER print PEEK without running it through our preheater/dryer first.

In general, the higher the print temperature (PEEK, PPSU), the more catastrophic moisture in the filament is. And we're talking levels of humidity that standard home devices don't even detect.

Materials Printable on Hyrel Machines

The following is a list of materials with which the Hyrel machines can print; you can sort by any column. Please note that fans should be OFF for the first five layers, then on at the specified speed (see note below).

Note: we've had GREAT SUCCESS and are very impressed with the GeckoTek EZ-Stik build plates, and now recommend them for most thermoplastics (printing at under 350C; they stick TOO well to PEEK and Ultem).

Material Reference Chart
Material Extruder Head (°C) Fan %* HotBed (°C) Surface Typical Max mm/min
with standard heads
* See notes below
ABS MK1-250 240/235 10 (25) 110 EZ-Stik Hot 1200-1800
PLA MK1-250 185/180 10 (25) 40 EZ-Stik Cold 1200-1800
PlastInk Rubber MK1-250 225 10 (25) 50 EZ-Stik Cold 1200-1800
NinjaFlex MK1-250 225 20 (51) 40 EZ-Stik Cold 300-500
Nylon MK1-250 225 10 (25) 80 Garolite 1200-1800
T-Glase MK1-250 225 10 (25) 80 EZ-Stik Hot 1200-1800
BendLay MK1-250 225 10 (25) 50 EZ-Stik Cold 300-500
LayBrick MK1-250 225 10 (25) 80 EZ-Stik Hot 300-500
LayWoo-d3 MK1-250 220/205 10 (25) 80 EZ-Stik Hot 1200-1800
PET MK1-250 210 10 (25) 40 EZ-Stik Cold 300-500
PVA MK1-250 210 10 (25) 40 EZ-Stik Cold 300-500
Clay EMO-25 - - - Ceramic Tile 10-30
Metal Clay,
Precious Metal Clay
EMO-25 - - - Ceramic Tile 10-30
Polypropylene MK2-250 235 10 (25) 80 EZ-Stik Hot 1200-1800
Polycarbonate HT1-450 350 10 (25) 80 PEI 1200-1800
Porcelain EMO-25 - - - Ceramic Tile 10-30
Plasticine EMO-25 - - - Glass 300-500
Play-Doh EMO-25 - - - Glass 120-250
Sculpey EMO-25 - - - Glass 120-250
Sugru EMO-25 - - - Glass 120-250
RTV Silicone EMO-25 - - - Glass 120-250
Flex45 MK2-250 215 20 (51) 40 EZ-Stik Cold 600-800
HIPS MK1-250 235 10 (25) 50 EZ-Stik Cold 1200-1800
Moldlay MK2-250 175 10 (25) n/a EZ-Stik Cold 300-500
PETG MK1-250 235 10 (25) 80 EZ-Stik Hot 1200-1800
PEG KR2 65 - - 1200-1800
PEEK HT1-450 440 10 (25) 120 EZ-Stik Hot 1200-1800
Wax (molten) KR2 varies - - Glass 750-1000
Wax (filament) MK1-250 varies - - Glass 1200-1800
PCL KR2 75 - - Glass 750-1000
PPSU HT1-450 405 varies 130* PEI 1200-1800
* Note: Hydra printers and newer (2021 BlackJack Edition) 30M and ESR printers can print filaments at 1800-2400 mm/min with our HT (High Torque) heads, but your material and geometry will dictate how fast.


Please note that there is a nice chart on the Simplify3D site that compares materials.