Stress Test: What is the Strongest 3D Printer Filament?

This is part two of our Tensile Strength Stress Test series. Big Joe did a great job testing out our materials but we know that a tensile strength machine would have a consistent linear increase in tensions and would have measured the precise point where it snapped. That being said, we hope you enjoy our test!

Part 1: Stress Test: How Much Can the Chain Lift?!

About the Materials:

FDM® TPU 92A is a thermoplastic polyurethane with a Shore A value of 92. The material exhibits high elongation, superior toughness, durability, and abrasion resistance.

FDM TPU 92A brings the benefits of elastomers to FDM 3D printing and offers the capability to quickly produce large and complex elastomer parts. Typical applications include flexible hoses, tubes, air ducts, seals, protective covers and vibration dampeners.

FDM TPU 92A is available on the F123™ Series 3D Printers and is compatible with QSR™ soluble support material.


ABS-M30™ is up to 25 to 70 percent stronger than standard ABS and is an ideal material for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, and production parts. ABS-M30 has a greater tensile, impact and flexural strength than standard ABS. Layer bonding is significantly stronger than that of standard ABS, for a more durable part. This results in more realistic functional tests and higher quality parts for end use. ABS-M30 parts are stronger, smoother and have better feature detail. ABS-M30 runs the Xtend 500 Fortus Plus option, which enables more than 400 hours of unattended build time


Agilus30™ is a superior Rubber-like PolyJet™ photopolymer family ideal for advanced design verification and rapid prototyping. Get more durable, tear-resistant prototypes that can stand up to repeated flexing and bending. With a Shore A value of 30 in clear, black and white, Agilus30 accurately simulates the look, feel and function of Rubber-like products. 3D print rubber surrounds, overmolds, soft-touch coatings, living hinges, jigs and fixtures, wearables, grips and seals with improved surface texture.