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PLA 3D printer filament. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/rawf8
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PLA (Polylactic Acid): Definition, Applications, and Different Types

By Team Xometry
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Various types of metal on a white background. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Maxx-Studio
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All About 6060 Aluminum Alloy

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 6 min read
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Carbon metal tubes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/YodJedsada

All About Carbon Steel as a Manufacturing Material

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Collection of aluminum rods. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Yulia Grigoryeva

All About 6061 Aluminum Alloy

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Alloy steel drilling - Image Credit: Shutterstock/evkaz
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Rolled up aluminum coils. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Matee Nuserm

All About 5754 Aluminum Alloy

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  7 min read
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Round metal bars stacked. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/rimira

All About 7075 Aluminum Alloy

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  6 min read
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Stacks of aluminum plates. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/SimoneN

All About 2024 Aluminum Alloy

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  6 min read
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Laser cutting tool steel. Image credit: xxxxx/Shutterstock.com
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Rolls of aluminum sheets. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Yulia Grigoryeva

All About 6082 Aluminum Alloy

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  7 min read
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Multicolored filaments for 3D printing. Image Credit: MarinaGrigorivna/Shutterstock.com

What is Polymaker PC-PBT?

By Gracija Nikolovska
  8 min read
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Needle bearing in a plastic separator. Image Credit: ALESHKIN VIACHESLAV/Shutterstock.com

Polyetherketone (PEK)

By Team Xometry
  6 min read
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Car dashboard on a white background. Image Credit: patruflo/Shutterstock.com

PPE-PS (Polyphenylene Ether + Polystyrene)

By Team Xometry
  6 min read
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Silicone adhesive in use. Image Credit: noprati somchit/Shutterstock.com

Silicone: Uses, Types, and Materials

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Blue plastic granules. Image Credit: Oaklizm/Shutterstock.com
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The use of silicone adhesive on a mirror. Image Credit: noprati somchit/Shutterstock.com

TPE vs. Silicone and Their Differences

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Cobalt stone. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos

Metalloids: Properties and Uses

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  7 min read
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Fine antimony on white background. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bjoern Wylezich

6 Properties of Metalloids

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  6 min read
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Polyoxymethylene molecule. Image Credit: Bacsica/Shutterstock.com

Acetal vs. Hemiacetal: Their Differences

By Team Xometry
  6 min read
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Cobalt stone. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos
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Polyester stable fiber. Image Credit: RecycleMan/Shutterstock.com

9 Uses of Polyester and Their Differences

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  6 min read
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High end rebuildable dripping atomizer with Delrin® tip. Image Credit: fluke samed/Shutterstock.com

Acetal vs. Delrin®: Their Differences

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  6 min read
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Colorful polycarbonate plastic sheets on a white background. Image Credit: Cat Us/Shutterstock.com

6 Types of Polycarbonate

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  6 min read
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Applying silicone to gap between wood floor and wall. Image Credit: Nikox2/Shutterstock.com

8 Uses of Silicone and Benefits

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  6 min read
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Applying silicone sealant with construction syringe. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/VH-studio

7 Properties of Silicone

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  8 min read
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Filling in a crack with silicone sealant. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Dimik_777

4 Types of Silicone and Their Differences

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  8 min read
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Blue, yellow, red granules of polypropylene, polyamide. Image Credit: Anastasiia Burlutskaia/Shutterstock.com
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Yellow granules of polypropylene on a white background. Image Credit: Anastasiia Burlutskaia/Shutterstock.com

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)

By Team Xometry
  6 min read
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Blue granules of polypropylene. Image Credit: Anastasiia Burlutskaia/Shutterstock.com

7 Types of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Production of nylon in a thread factory. Image Credit: saravutpics/Shutterstock.com
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Spools of yellow polyethylene nylon ropes. Image Credit: MDV Edwards/Shutterstock.com

Nylon: Uses, Types, and Materials

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Red nylon on a gray background. Image Credit: gunawand3570/Shutterstock.com

4 Uses of Nylon and Their Differences

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  6 min read
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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Image Credit: Issara Boonyen/Shutterstock.com

9 Uses of ABS Plastic

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  6 min read
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Close-up of plastic recycling symbol. Image Credit: CalypsoArt/Shutterstock.com

All About Polypropylene: How it's Made and Used

By Gracija Nikolovska
  9 min read
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thermoplastic. Image Credit: MarinaGrigorivna/Shutterstock.com
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Polystyrene foam. Image credit: Daniel Fung/Shutterstock

Polystyrene Uses, Features, Production and Definition

By Woldeab H. Tesfamariam
  9 min read
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Blue polymer crystal gels. Image Credit: Kateryna Kozlova/Shutterstock.com

All About Liquid-Crystal Polymer

By Team Xometry
  6 min read
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Low density polyethylene (LDPE) film production machinery. Image Credit: lowpower225/Shutterstock.com
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Production process plastic polycarbonate. Image Credit: Usacheva Ekaterina/Shutterstock.com

All About Polycarbonate (PC)

By Team Xometry
  12 min read
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Multicolored acrylic sheet material. Image credit: baitong333/Shutterstock.com
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ABS plastic filament. Image Credit: Alexander Tolstykh/Shutterstock.com

PC-ABS: Polycarbonate Material Properties

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Assorted HDPE bottles. Image Credit: JasminkaM/Shutterstock.com

What is High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)?

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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Acetal plastic granules. Image Credit: XXLPhoto/Shutterstock.com
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ABS plastic toy blocks. Image Credit: Gearstd/Shutterstock.com

What is ABS Plastic?

By Team Xometry
  7 min read
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Acetal plastic granules. Image Credit: XXLPhoto/Shutterstock.com
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Acetal plastic granules. Image Credit: XXLPhoto/Shutterstock.com

Acetal Plastic: What You Need to Know

By Team Xometry
  9 min read
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A roll of low density polyethylene film. Image Credit: lowpower225/Shutterstock.com

Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

By Team Xometry
  7 min read