A black chain with gold rivets on it.

Rapid Prototyping and Custom Parts Solution

DemandCNC offers affordable 3D Printing solutions. 3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process ideal for rapid prototyping, custom-built parts, and low-volume production runs. It offers a quick turnaround at an affordable price, particularly when part geometry precludes traditional manufacturing methods. This versatile process is suitable for creating rapid prototypes, mechanical parts, tools, cosplay costumes, game pieces, and jewelry using various 3D Printing techniques.

Choosing the Right 3D Printing Material

PLA (Polylactic Acid)

PLA is the most commonly used 3D printing plastic due to its low cost and precise detail. This biodegradable plastic, derived from corn starch, is one of the most environmentally friendly materials available. While PLA can showcase intricate details better than ABS, it is more brittle and best suited for non-functional parts. It is not ideal for environments with temperatures exceeding 80°C.

  • Common Applications: Cosplay props, models, desktop toys, and detail-oriented parts.


PETG combines the durability of ABS with the ease of printing similar to PLA. It boasts high impact strength and excellent resistance to chemicals and water, making it suitable for various functional applications, including precision CNC machining. PETG can also be sterilized, often making it a food-safe option.

  • Common Applications: Waterproof parts, water bottles, plant pots, vases, and snap-fit components.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

ABS is a popular 3D printing plastic known for its cost-effectiveness and toughness. Compared to PLA, it offers better heat resistance, making it suitable for outdoor applications. ABS prints can be smoothed using a post-processing technique called Acetone Vapor Smoothing.

  • Common Applications: Toy action figures, automotive accessories, cases, and project enclosures.

TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)

TPU is often described as the bridge between rubbers and plastics due to its elasticity and flexibility. It is durable and resistant to oil, grease, and abrasion, maintaining its properties across a range of temperatures.

  • Common Applications: Seals, automotive parts, and sporting goods.


Resin is a thermoset polymer known for producing high-detail parts with a smooth surface finish. It is ideal for creating detailed plastic models and visual prototypes, but is generally not suited for functional parts due to its brittleness. Various types of resins are available for specific applications.

  • Common Applications: Custom dental devices, jewelry molds, model figurines, and product prototypes.


Nylon is favored for its durability and toughness. As a semi-flexible plastic with excellent mechanical properties, it offers high chemical and abrasion resistance, making it perfect for functional parts. Nylon can be used in SLS, MFJ, and FDM 3D printing processes.

  • Common Applications: Plastic gears, living hinges, cases, cable ties, and functional prototypes.

Contact Us

Ready to choose the perfect material for your 3D printing needs? Contact us today to learn more about our material options and get started on your project. Let us help you bring your ideas to life with precision and quality.