Polymer parts can be made out of a variety of materials. Additive manufacturing makes it easy to create parts of nearly any shape or size out of polymer materials. A polymer can be loaded into the manufacturing machinery and CAD software can guide the machines to produce the part, sometimes in as little as a few minutes.
For extra durability and strength, composites can be used for the AM process. Composites feature a main polymer as well as a reinforcing material, such as a metal or fiber. A part that is produced using composites and the AM process offer extra toughness and just as high of quality as parts made by traditional manufacturing.