What 3D Printed Materials can be Sterilized?

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Sterilizable Materials

Xometry offers a wide array of materials that can be sterilized to allow for many different applications of your 3D printed part! An overview of the materials that can be sterilized, the process that each material comes in, its method of sterilization, and some considerations are all listed below.

Note: Xometry cannot claim any material is “food safe” since function is a combination of both design and material.

Nylon 12

  • Process: SLS
  • Method of sterilization: Steam Autoclave, EtO, Plasma, Chemical, Gamma
  • Considerations: moisture, absorption, matte surface

ABS M30i

  • Process: FDM
  • Method of sterilization: Gamma, EtO
  • Considerations: Micro-gaps

PC-ISO

  • Process: FDM
  • Method of sterilization: Gamma, EtO
  • Considerations: Micro-gaps

PPSF

  • Process: FDM
  • Method of sterilization: Steam Autoclave, EtO, Plasma, Chemical, Gamma
  • Considerations: Micro-gaps

Ultem

  • Process: FDM
  • Method of sterilization: Steam Autoclave
  • Considerations: Micro-gaps

17-4PH & 316L Stainless Steel

  • Process: DMLS
  • Method of sterilization: Steam Autoclave, EtO, Plasma, Chemical, Gamma
  • Considerations: Matte surface
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