3D Printing Comparison Chart

3D Printing Comparision Chart

 
SLA
ProJet
ZPrint
SLS
FDM
Cast Urethanes
Applications
Excellent for Fit & Form testing.

Ideal for trade show-quality parts via painting and texturing.

Best process for water resistant materials, not waterproof.
Excellent for High Res applications with complex geometries.

Smooth surface with good impact strength.

Comparable to SLA.
Excellent for demonstration models with full color printing.
Ideal for durable functional parts with a variety of applications

Capable of producing snap fits and living hinges.

Heat and chemically resistant.
Ideal for Conceptual models, Engineering models and Functional testing prototypes.

Good choice for high heat applications as melting temperature is around 280 F
Ideal for < 100 marketing samples.

Production like attributes (surface finish, color, accuracy, & material properties.
Maximum Dimensions
25.6" x 29.5" x 21.65"
11.75" x 7.3" x 8"
20" x 15" x 9"
28" x 19" x 19"
ABS - 23" x 19" x 19"
Polycarbonate - 14" x x16" x 16"
25" x 25" x 21"
Machines
ProJet 7000, ProJet 6000
SLA 7000, SLA 5000 & iPro
ProJet 3500 HD Plus
ZPrinter 450
Vanguard Si2 System
Sinterstation HiQ & Pro
Vantage, Titan & Maxum
RTV Tooling
Layer Thickness
High-Resolution:
0.002"- 0.004"
Standard Resolution:
0.005" - 0.006"
Horizontal build layers down
to 16 microns
0.0006 in
0.0035" - 0.004"
Standard Resolution:
0.004"
Standard Resolution:
0.01"
Minimum Wall Thickness:
0.02"
High Resolution:
0.002" - 0.004"
Standard Resolution:
0.005" - 0.006"
Material Options
ABS-Like White, Gray, Black
Rigid PC-Like
Durable PP-Like
Semi-Flexible PE-Like
High-Impact ABS-Like
High-Temp ABS-Like
High-Temp PC-Like
VisiJet-X, VisiJet Crystal
VisiJet Proplast, VisiJet Navy
VisiJet Techplast, VisiJet Procast
Zp 151, Composite White
Nylon, Glass Filled Nylon
Durable Nylon
Flame-Retardant Nylon
ABS, ABS-M 30, ABSi
PC-ABS, ABS-M30i
PC-ISO, Ultem, PC, PPSF
& Polycarbonates
ABS-Like, PE-Like
Lexan-Like, Glass Filled Nylon
High Strength Elastomer
Finish Options
Strip & Ship, Standard
Primed,Painted
WaterClear
Nickel-plated
Standard Finish Only
Standard, Color, Clear Coat
Standard finish rougher
than SLA due to base material being a powder.
No special finishing due to
toughness of material
Standard, Show Quality
Light Pipe Finish
& Textures Available
Recommended Min Feature Size
High Resolution:
0.010" - 0.015"
Standard Resolution:
0.025" - 0.035"
0.025"
0.040"
0.030" - 0.040"
0.025"
0.025"