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Winston Frazer

Winston Frazer
3D Printing and Design

Hristo Ivanov

Itso Ivanov
Engineer

Mike Pallotta

Mike Pallotta
Production Manager

How The Quoting Process Works

How The Quoting Process Works

1. Upload Model

Create an account and upload your STEP, STL, STP, SLDPRT, X_T file using the quote form. If you have more than one, please ZIP them before uploading.

2. Choose Material

Select a material based on the properties and finish you’re looking for. If we don’t have a particular material, please choose “Other” and we will contact you.

3. Receive Parts

Our manufacturing experts will print your part and ship it out. You will receive an email when your part starts to print and a tracking number when it has been shipped.

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Expertise

Our team includes CAD designers, additive manufacturing engineers, and 3D printing technicians who specialize in developing prototypes to specification.

Materic also benefits from a wide range of advanced materials manufacturing expertise. Our team includes mechanical and chemical engineers, as well as polymer and materials scientists.

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Technology & Materials

Materic’s 16,000 sq. ft. facility in Baltimore, MD houses a full suite of SLS, SLA, FDM, and DLP 3D printing technologies.

Choose from a wide variety of materials, from nylon and wax cast, to PLA and carbon-fiber-reinforced ABS. Don’t know which materials are right for your application? Not a problem. Our experts can walk you through materials selection and post processing options, to make sure you get the correct properties and finish for your part.

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Prototyping

On-Demand Design

Go to market faster with Materic’s expert design and engineering CADaaS (CAD as a Service) team.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of taking an existing physical object and creating a 3D CAD model. Our services team can quickly 3D scan objects on- or off-site to create models for prototypes and legacy parts.

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Printing Technology

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing is trusted by engineers and manufacturers across different industries for its ability to produce strong, functional parts. Low print costs, high productivity, and established materials make this technology ideal for a range of applications, from rapid prototyping to small-batch, bridge, or custom manufacturing. Unfused powder supports a part during printing, so there’s no need for dedicated support structures. This makes SLS ideal for complex geometries, including interior features, undercuts, thin walls, and negative features.

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Also known as fused filament fabrication (FFF), FDM is the most used form of 3D printing, fueled by the emergence of hobbyist 3D printers. This technique is well-suited for basic proof-of-concept models, as well as quick and low-cost prototyping of simple parts, such as those that might typically be machined.

Stereolithography (SLA)

SLA was the world’s first 3D printing technology and is still one of the most popular among professionals. SLA parts have the highest resolutions and accuracies, the clearest details, and the smoothest surface finishes. Resin 3D printing is a great option for highly detailed prototypes requiring tight tolerances and smooth surfaces, such as molds, patterns, and functional parts. SLA parts can also be highly polished and/or painted after printing, resulting in client-ready parts with high-detailed finishes.

Digital Light Processing (DLP)

DLP uses a screen or projector to cure entire layers of resin at once. The process is fast and affordable and is used often for orthotics, dentistry, and investment casting. Our material capability includes hard and soft plastics and casting materials. We can help you choose a material or use a specified material for larger batches.

Materials

SLS

The material selection for SLS is limited compared to FDM and SLA, but the available materials have excellent mechanical characteristics, with strength resembling injection-molded parts. The most common material for SLS is nylon, a popular engineering thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties. Nylon is lightweight, strong, and flexible, as well as stable against impact, chemicals, heat, UV light, water, and dirt.

ApplicationNylon 12 is a durable, industry standard material ideal for functional prototyping.

SLA

SLA 3D printing is highly versatile, offering resin formulations with a wide range of optical, mechanical, and thermal properties to match those of standard, engineering, and industrial thermoplastics. We have printing capabilities in ISO 13485 space for your GLP and GMP needs for animal studies, clinical trials, or FDA-approved production.

Engineering

Application – Durable resin has similar physical properties to polypropylene (PP) or high density polyethylene (HDPE), where high elongation, deformation, or impact resistance are required.

Application – Elastic 50A resin has similar physical properties to polypropylene (PP) or high density polyethylene (HDPE), where high elongation, deformation, or impact resistance are required

Application – Flexible 80A resin simulates 80A durometer rubber, with high impact resistance and compression, great for ergonomic soft-touch grips.

Application – Grey pro resin is a versatile material, resistant to deformation over time, and suitable for concept modeling, functional prototyping, and parts intended for repeated use.

Application – High temp resin is ideal for static applications that experience high temperatures, including thermoforming, vulcanization, and electronics encapsulation.

Application – Rigid 4000 resin is reinforced with glass for very high stiffness and a polished finish. It is highly resistant to deformation over time and great for printing thin walls and features. It is not suited for parts that must bend.

Application – Rigid 10k resin has a stiffness simulating that of glass and fiber-filled thermoplastics. It is designed to maintain structural integrity under any condition.

Application – Tough 2000 resin simulates ABS plastic. It is ideal for applications that will undergo high stress and strain and great for functional prototyping of assemblies, machining, and snap-fits.

Application – Tough 1500 resin simulates PP plastic and is great for functional prototyping of assemblies, snap-fits, and hinges.

Medical

Application – BioMed clear resin is a medical-grade material designed for rigid, non-brittle, biocompatible parts that require long-term skin and mucosal membrane contact.

Application – BioMed amber resib is a stiff, functionally strong medical-grade material for biocompatible parts that require short-term skin and mucosal membrane contact.

Dental

Application – Castable wax resin is a 20% wax-fill material that captures intricate features and offers smooth surfaces and high strength without post-curing. It was developed for casting with zero ash content and clean burnout. It is suitable for custom try-ons and direct investment casting.

Application – Dental LT clear resin is designed for hard splints and retainers with high resistance to fracture and wear. It is Class IIa biocompatible.

Application – Model resin is highly accurate, formulated for printing crown and bridge models with removable dies.

Application – Dental SG resin is designed for surgical and pilot drill guides. It is a Class I biocompatible resin (EN-ISO 10993-1:2009/AC:2010, USP Class VI).

Application – Dental base resin was developed for biocompatible denture bases and teeth, with fewer steps and less variability than traditional workflows. It is Class IIa biocompatible.

Application – Denture teeth resin is used to create biocompatible denture bases and teeth, with fewer steps and less variability than traditional workflows. It is Class IIa biocompatible.

Application – Surgical guide resin is designed for surgical and pilot drill guides. It is a Class I biocompatible resin (EN-ISO 10993-1:2009/AC:2010, USP Class VI).

Application – Custom tray resin is a long-term biocompatible material formulated for manufacturing impression trays.

Application – Permanent crown resin is a long-term biocompatible material developed for dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers.

Application – Temporary CB resin is a long-term biocompatible material developed for dental crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers.

Application – Soft tissue resin is designed for simulation of the gingiva for dental implant modeling in customizable color pigments.

Application – IBT resin is designed for manufacturing biocompatible indirect bonding trays for orthodontic bracket placement.

Specialties

Application – Castable resin was developed for clean burnout on direct investment casting.
Application – Castable wax resin is a 20% wax-fill material that captures intricate features and offers smooth surfaces and high strength without post-curing. It was developed for casting with zero ash content and clean burnout. It is suitable for custom try-ons and direct investment casting.

Application – Castable wax 40 resin is a 40% wax-fill and low-expansion, direct-casting resin with superior castability. It accommodates a wide range of design features, such as stone holes and engraves.

Application – Model resin is highly accurate and formulated for printing crown and bridge models.

Standard

Appearance – Transparent, polishes to near optical clarity

Application – Clear resin is great for internal channels and working with light.

Appearance – Highly-pigmented, opaque matte surface

Application – Black resin is great for printing small, intricate features.

Appearance – Neutral matte surface, slightly translucent when thin

Appearance – Neutral and matte tone

Application – Grey resin is great for showing off surface finish and for printing small, accurate features, and photographs easily.

Appearance – Custom color and opacity

ApplicationFast print speed makes draft resin ideal for same-day design iterations and printing bulky parts in less than eight hours.

FDM

The most common FDM 3D printing materials are ABS, PLA, and their various blends. More advanced FDM printers can also print with other specialized materials that offer properties like higher heat resistance, impact resistance, chemical resistance, and rigidity.

Need a Part Printed?

1. Upload Model

Create an account and upload your STEP, STL, STP, SLDPRT, X_T file using the quote form. If you have more than one, please ZIP them up before uploading.

2. Choose Material

Select a material based on the properties and finish you’re looking for. If we don’t have a particular material, please choose ‘Other’ and we will contact you.

3. Receive Parts

Our manufacturing experts will print your part and ship it out. You will receive an email when your part starts to print, and a tracking number when it has been shipped.

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Need Custom Product Design?

For advanced product design project needs, contact us to set up your consultation. Our highly skilled design professionals are here to assist you.