FUSION3 3D PRINTERS:
WIDEST VARIETY OF MATERIALS / OPEN SOURCE 3D PRINTER FILAMENT
Many Fusion3 customers seek to 3D print the same engineering-grade 3D printable plastics they use for injection molding. Other customers desire unique properties that new, innovative filaments can provide.
Unlike other 3D printer manufacturers who restrict the types of 3D printer materials used with their machines, Fusion3’s “open materials” philosophy provides customers with the greatest variety of 3D printable materials, at the lowest cost, and the best customer experience.
Our testing & certification process ensures our customers can successfully print the widest variety of materials for 3D printing ‘out of the box’.
EVERY TYPE OF 3D PRINTABLE PLASTIC
Fusion3 3D Printers can print filament from all major families of 3D printable plastic, including standard and hybrid formulations of these most utilized 3D printer materials:
> CARBON-FIBER REINFORCED
> DECORATIVE (including Wood and Stone filled)
> FLEXIBLES (including TPU & TPE)
> KEVLAR REINFORCED
> METAL (316L Stainless)*
(items with * require the Fusion3 EDGE with magnetic bed and a specific, additional print surface).
The New EDGE High-Performance 3D Printer
Optimized For 3D Printing Higher-Temperature Materials Including ABS
TESTED & CERTIFIED TO ENSURE COMPATIBILITY & PERFORMANCE
Purchase Directly From Suppliers
Other 3D printer manufacturers require you to only purchase their limited selection of branded material at inflated prices or encourage you to buy material anywhere, but leave you to figure out the settings to make those materials work, a difficult process for a 3D printing expert, much less someone with a job to do.
Fusion3 does not sell filament.
We encourage customers to purchase materials on the open market, encouraging competition in price, quality, and innovation. We only ask that you either use what is already on our Certified Materials List or have us test new filaments prior to use.
Suppliers who have had 1 or more types of filament certified for use with Fusion3 3D printers
Rigorous Testing Process
Fusion3 subjects new 3D printer materials to a rigorous testing process. First we measure multiple samples of the material to ensure consistency of extrusion, as too much variation can have detrimental impacts on the performance of your high-performance Fusion3 3D printer. Then we engage in a series of different tests to ensure the quality of material and its suitability for 3D printing with the Fusion3 hardware. Should the material pass those tests, we then create the different material settings (“profiles”) for each of our 3D printers at different performance levels.
We encourage our customers to request the testing of new, quality materials for 3D printing. Requests range from evaluating a new, unique material or formulation for use in their industry or application, to the certification of a quality generic filament sold by a familiar or in-region supplier.
Fusion3 seeks out new 3D printer materials and printable plastics to test and frequently publish updates to our ‘Certified Materials List’ and optimized print settings (profiles) which we then push automatically to users online within our F3Slic3r 3D printing (slicing) software.