Materials

Robox 3D printers support the most diverse range of materials of any desktop 3D printer with its SmartReel system, which enables material recognition with automatic print settings and job costings. Robox is able to use materials from any manufacturer, but by using  SmartReel materials a user can be certain of a consistent and repeatable results.

The table below is divided into Temperature Compatible and Secure Lamination sections. Some materials will laminate well but could have feed or other issues when used at temperature extremes.

Temperature Compatible

Dual Material compatibility matrix

Secure Lamination
PLA TITANX ABS COMMON ABS CO-PET NYLON PA12 COMMON NYLON COPA TPU POLYSUPPORT HIPS PVOH
PLA PLA
TITANX ABS TITANX ABS
COMMON ABS COMMON ABS
CO-PET CO-PET
NYLON PA12 NYLON PA12
COMMON NYLON COMMON NYLON
COPA COPA
TPU TPU
POLYSUPPORT POLYSUPPORT
HIPS HIPS
PVOH PVOH
PLA TITANX ABS COMMON ABS CO-PET NYLON PA12 COMMON NYLON COPA TPU POLYSUPPORT HIPS PVOH

Temperature Compatibility

The variety of nozzle, bed and chamber temperatures of 3D print materials is large. Some will not shrink and warp in a cool environment while some will distort and cause problems in a warm environment.

A smile indicates an easy trouble free printing.

A meh face will work but there could be challenges such as warping and reduced part accuracy.

A frown icon indicates the print could work but there will be challenges. We recommend you seek advice in these cases as a blockage can damage hardware. A Robox printer will sometimes show “PLA compatibility mode enabled” in case of wide temperature difference. Eg PLA can soften at 50°C so when combined in a print with ABS which benefits from a heated chamber there needs to be compromise.

Lamination strength.

In some cases materials will not stick to each other which can cause problems during a print or in use. For support materials this is carefully tuned to hold during a print but peel away or dissolve after printing.

A smile indicates materials will stick together well during a print.

A meh icon indicates some challenges but print lamination will usually succeed.

A frown shows you should expect challenges. We advise a change of materials or testing and careful observation.

To contribute to this materials compatibility table please post in the Materials section of the Robox Community.

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS

Data sheets for every material type are available alongside each product in our shop. Filament >

Filament information sheets

Download a zip file with all the sheets here or view below. To find a specific material on this page use the search function in your browser.