Plastics for 3D printing

3D printing known as additive manufacturing does not merely involve the use of a single technology. It implies being aware of the options materials can offer for the manufacture of new products, as well as for adapting and creating new materials based on adding value and additional characteristics to the parts manufactured with this technology.

Materials for fused deposition modelling are based mostly on virgin polymers like PLA (Polylactic Acid) and ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). These polymers are perfect for prototype production but their properties may be insufficient for final product development. Polymers can be modified with different fillers to meet the final application requirements and functionalities.

Plastic materials for 3D printing

In AIMPLAS, we provide solutions for the development of high-performance materials for FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) and SLS (Selective Laser Sintering).

We develop plastic materials for 3D printing via physical and/or chemical modifications until the requirements defined by the client are met.

  • Bioplastics and recycled materials.
  • Materials with different types of natural or synthetic fillers and reinforcements.
  • Materials with conductive properties.
  • Materials with improved mechanical properties.

We help you to optimise the manufacturing process of rods and powder. The materials are processed at our pilot plants and then we assist you in the scale-up at your company’s facilities.

Manufacture of rods:

  • Electrical conductivity for electronic applications: circuits, sensors…
  • Flexible filaments.
  • Wood finishing.
  • Structural material (PVOH) filaments for bicomponent printing.
  • Filaments for the medical sector with improved biocompatibility (hydroxyapatite as a filler).

Are you looking to become more competitive?

We can help you to design and develop your product

Product development

We give you advice in the different phases:

  • Product design. At this point, we consider the requirements of the application and the advantages and limitations of additive manufacturing technologies.
  • Selection of materials. We identify the most suitable materials for the final application and the intended use of the product.
  • Selection of the best technologies for obtaining parts with a specific functionality.
  • Production of prototypes and pre-series.
  • Characterization of the final product.
  • Recovery: recycling, compostability.

In addition, we use our capabilities and facilities to support our developments, and comply with regulatory (mandatory tests) and legislative aspects that apply to the material or final product to be developed.

Our projects



Supply chain integration of fully customisable medical implants using new biomaterials and rapid manufacturing technologies



Additive manufacturing process and integrated electrical activation of new piezoelectric plastic components for sensor development

Other services

Serafín García

Design and Injection