STRATASYS Fortus 450mc – Material Information


The Fortus 450mc lets us build you larger parts with standard and engineering thermoplastics, as well as with high-performance thermoplastics such as FDM Nylon 12CF (carbon fiber) and ULTEM™ resins, for specialised industries like medical, aerospace, research and defense. 

ABS M30i

ABS-M30i is a high strength material well suited for the medical, pharmaceutical and food packaging industries. Parts manufactured with ABS-M30i material are biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) * and can be gamma or EtO sterilized. When combined with Fortus® 3D Production Systems, ABS-M30i gives you biocompatible Real PartsTM with excellent mechanical properties that are well suited for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use-parts.


ABS-M30™ is up to 25 to 70 percent stronger than standard ABS and is an ideal material for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools and end-use-parts. ABS-M30 has greater tensile, impact and flexural strength than standard ABS. Layer bonding is significantly stronger than that of standard ABS, for a more durable part. This results in more realistic functional tests and higher quality parts for end use. ABS-M30 parts are stronger, smoother and have better feature detail. ABS-M30 runs the Xtend 500 Fortus Plus option, which enables more than 400 hours of unattended build time.


ABS-ESD7™ (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene-electrostatic dissipative) is an ABS thermoplastic with static dissipative properties for applications where a static charge can damage products, impair their performance or cause an explosion. ABS-ESD7 prevents a buildup of static electricity, so it will not produce a static shock or cause other materials like powders, dust and fine particles to stick to it. Ideal for electronic products with circuit boards and for the transportation and industrial equipment industries. Most widely used to create jigs and fixtures for the assembly of electronic components, but it is also useful for building functional prototypes of fuel storage and delivery products, as well as cases, enclosures and packaging.

Antero 800NA

Antero™ 800NA is a PEKK-based FDM® thermoplastic. It combines FDM’s design freedom and ease of use with the excellent strength, toughness and wear-resistant properties of PEKK material. Antero 800NA exhibits high heat resistance, chemical resistance, low outgassing and dimensional stability, particularly in large parts. Appropriate applications include aircraft components exposed to jet fuel, oil and hydraulic fluid, spacecraft parts that demand low outgassing and chemical-resistant industrial parts. Using Antero 800NA with FDM technology avoids the waste associated with subtractive manufacturing of high-cost bulk PEKK material.


Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM® thermoplastic. ASA is poised to become the most popular all-purpose prototyping material for users of Fortus 360mc™, 380mc™, 400mc™, 450mc™ and 900mc™ 3D Production Systems. Matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, ASA may be your new favorite general prototyping material. Its UV-resistance makes it especially suited in end-use parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use. And its wide selection of colors and matte finish makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive components and accessories.

Nylon 12CF

FDM Nylon 12CF™ is a carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics. The material is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, at a loading of 35% by weight. This combination produces one of the strongest thermoplastics in the FDM® material portfolio. It has the highest flexural strength of any FDM thermoplastic, resulting in the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio.

Appropriate uses include strong but lightweight tooling applications and functional prototypes in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and recreational manufacturing industries. FDM Nylon 12CF is available on the Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition, Fortus 450mc™ and Stratasys F900™ 3D Printers and is compatible with SR-110™ support material.

Nylon 12

FDM Nylon 12™ is the first material in Stratasys’ new family of nylon offerings, complementing the current portfolio of FDM® materials and enabling new applications requiring: repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts. Nylon 12 is primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries to take on everything from tooling, jigs and fixtures to covers, panels and vibration resistant components. For use with Fortus 360mc™, 380mc™, 400mc™, 450mc™ and 900mc™ 3D Production Systems, FDM Nylon 12 offers unparalleled toughness and a simple, clean process – free of powders. 


PC-ISO (polycarbonate-ISO), an industrial thermoplastic, which in its raw state, is biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) * and can be gamma or EtO sterilized.  PC-ISO is commonly used in food and drug packaging and medical device manufacturing because of the material’s strength and medical compatibility. When combined with a Fortus® 3D Production system, PC-ISO gives you Real Parts™ that can be used for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, and end-use parts.


A true industrial thermoplastic, PC (polycarbonate) is widely used in automotive, aerospace, medical and many other applications.  PC offers accuracy, durability and stability, creating strong parts that withstand functional testing. A PC part manufactured on a  Fortus® 3D Production System is 5 to 60 percent stronger than a part made on previous FDM® systems. It also has superior mechanical properties to ABS and a number of other thermoplastics. When combined with a Fortus 3D Production System, PC gives you strong parts for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and end-use parts. PC runs the Xtend 500 Fortus Plus option, which enables more than 400 hours of unattended build time.


FDM® TPU 92A is a thermoplastic polyurethane with a Shore A value of 92. The material exhibits high elongation, superior toughness, durability and abrasion resistance. 

FDM TPU 92A brings the benefits of elastomers to FDM 3D printing and offers the capability to quickly produce large and complex elastomer parts. Typical applications include flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts, seals, protective covers and vibration dampeners.

ULTEM 1010

ULTEM™ 1010 resin is a high-performance FDM® thermoplastic that offers excellent strength, thermal stability and the ability to withstand steam autoclaving. ULTEM 1010 resin is available in a general-purpose grade as well as a certified grade (CG) for those customers who want to take advantage of food-contact and bio-compatibility certifications for special applications including food production tools and custom medical applications. ULTEM 1010 resin offers the highest heat resistance, chemical resistance and tensile strength of any FDM thermoplastic and is ideal for aerospace and automotive applications.

ULTEM 9085

ULTEM™ 9085 resin is a flame-retardant high-performance thermoplastic for digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping. It is ideal for the transportation industry due to its high strength-to-weight ratio and its FST (flame, smoke and toxicity) rating. This unique material’s certifications make it an excellent choice for the commercial transportation industry – especially aerospace, marine and ground vehicles. Combined with a Fortus® 3D Production System, ULTEM 9085 resin allows design and manufacturing engineers to produce fully functional parts that are ideal for advanced functional prototypes or end use without the cost or lead time of traditional tooling.

Material/PropertiesABS M30iABS M30ABS-ESDAntero 800NAASANylon 12 Carbon Fibre
Tensile Strength36MPa26MPa36MPa93MPa29MPa63MPa
Tensile Elongation4%2%3%6.4%3%1.9%
Tensile Modulus2400MPa2180MPa2400MPa3.1GPa1950MPa7.6GPa
Flexural Strength61MPa48MPa61MPa142MPa60MPa142MPa
Flexural Modulus2300MPa1760MPa2400MPa31000MPa1630MPa10.3GPa
HDT °C @ 1.82 MPa96⁰C82⁰C96⁰C150⁰C98⁰C143⁰C
Izod Notched Impact139J/m128J/m28J/m37J/m64J/m85J/m
Rockwell Hardness109.5109.5109.5-82-
Material/PropertiesNylon 12PC ISOPCTPU 92AULTEM 1010ULTEM 9085
Tensile Strength32MPa57MPa40MPa15.6MPa64MPa47MPa
Tensile Elongation5.4%4%4.8%552%3.3%5.8%
Tensile Modulus1138MPa2000MPa1944MPa15.3MPa2770MPa2150MPa
Flexural Strength61MPa90MPa89MPa1.8MPa144MPa112MPa
Flexural Modulus1180MPa2100MPa2006MPa25.6MPa2820MPa2300MPa
HDT °C @ 1.82 MPa97⁰C133⁰C138⁰C38⁰C216⁰C153⁰C
Izod Notched Impact53J/m86J/m73J/m-326J/m120J/m
Rockwell Hardness--R115-109-


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