What are the commonly used materials for Prototype processing?

Prototype machining parts machining is very common in the industrial market, and it is also a process that product development must go through. Only after the prototype is completed can mass production be carried out, which can help companies reduce R&D costs and risks and quickly seize the market.


Metal Prototyping

Aluminum alloy and stainless steel are commonly used in metal prototype processing. Aluminum alloy has low density, but high strength, good processing performance, good welding characteristics and electroplating properties, good corrosion resistance, high toughness, deformation after processing, and dense and defect-free material. And it has the characteristics of easy polishing, easy to color film, fine, etc. After sandblasting oxidation treatment, the oxidation effect is good, and the effect will be better.

Stainless steel is resistant to weak corrosive media such as air, steam, and water, and has good acid resistance, alkali resistance, high density, and corrosion resistance, and is not easy to damage.



The commonly used plastic material of ABS is an engineering plastic. It is a plastic material often used in the prototype processing industry. It has impact resistance, heat resistance, low temperature resistance, chemical resistance and excellent electrical properties. It is easy to process and has good dimensional stability. Surface gloss, can be torn apart for one processing, can meet the basic requirements of industrial products.

POM: Also known as Saigang, hence the name, is a hard and dense material with smooth surface, good gloss, good bending strength, fatigue strength and wear resistance. Suitable for making some gear parts.

PMMA: commonly known as acrylic, also known as plexiglass, with better transparency, more transparent than PC material, and better heat resistance.

PA: Also known as nylon, it has high mechanical strength, good toughness, no sticky glue, and is not recommended for disassembly and processing.



PC: high impact strength, good dimensional stability, colorless and transparent, good colorability, good wear resistance, high temperature resistance, is a transparent material.

PP: polypropylene, low density, better hardness, hardness and heat resistance than low pressure polyethylene, can be used at temperatures around 100°.

PPS: It is a high temperature resistant material that can not deform at a temperature of 230 degrees.

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