Plastic materials for manufacturing prototypes

A number of technologies are used to manufacture prototypes. Plastic prototypes are often machined from ABS, polystyrene, or rigid polyurethane foam.

An alternate method of manufacturing prototypes is to cast a liquid thermosetting resin into a mold, where it then hardens to form a finished part.


Outstanding impact resistant low cost plastic, easy to machine, and thermoform.


High strength, stiff, low friction engineering plastic with good wear properties.


Outstanding strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors and finishes.


Foam Boards

Rigid, yet lightweight, family of graphic art boards, easy to fabricate and cost effective.


High Impact Polystyrene

Low cost, tough plastic material that is easy to thermoform and fabricate.


Strong, stiff engineering plastic often used to replace metal bearings and bushings.

Paper Boards

100% recyclable board material for interior sign and display short term applications.


Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.

Polycarbonate Film

Transparent, general purpose plastic film with excellent ink adhesion.


Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld.