Materials Intro

1 Materials

This database contains information on different 3D printing materials support by AON3D. Content includes: handling best practices, process parameters selection for the S3D slicer, and basic material selection application notes.


The most common cause of print failures can be traced back to use of improper processing parameters.

The given sample slicer profiles for each material are intended as a starting point and depending on the application and geometry, the profile may requre specific adjustments. Please familiarize yourself with our Slicer Guide for more information.

While you are free to use any brand and type of material you wish on your AON3D machine, we can only provide support for AON3D-approved materials that we have tested and developed processes for in-house, all of which can be purchased from AON3D directly by contacting


If you require process development support for custom formulations or brands not currently supported, our R&D department can help. Send us a message at

This dataset is continually evolving. Over time, more material options, best practices, and data will be added to our portfolio alongside improvements to profiles.

1.1 Using FFF Files

We provide our profiles using the Simplify3D FFF format. To make use of these profiles, you will need to import them into your Simplify3D application.

First, download the FFF files you wish to use. They have been named with the naming convention material-sx-0.6mm.fff or material-dx-0.6mm.fff where sx indicates if is for use with a single extruder, dx indicates it is for use with a secondary extruder for support materials, and 0.6mm indicates the nozzle size to be used.

Import FFF profile

Once downloaded, open Simplify3D and click on the File -> Import FFF profile menu item. Select the profile in the file explorer that you wish to use, and it will be added to the available profiles list viewable in the process settings window.

FFF profile dropdown

If you make changes to the profile and want to save them, we recommend saving the profile with a new name so that you can refer back to the base profiles we provide.


If you import an FFF file with the same name as an existing profile, it will be named with an increment suffix! For example, if ultem-sx-0.6mm.fff is imported twice, there will be profile menu entries for ultem-sx-0.6mm and ultem-sx-0.6mm (2). Make sure to remove old and outdated profiles to keep your workspace clean.

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