Polycarbonate Polycarbonate is known for its strength and durability. It has very high heat and impact resistance making it an ideal choice for tough environments. ASA ASA is a common alternative to ABS and is great for outdoor applications due to its high UV, temperature, and impact resistance. Nylon Nylon is a tough and semi-flexible material that offers high impact and abrasion resistance. It is an ideal choice for printing durable parts. HIPS HIPS is a lightweight material most commonly used as a dissolvable support structure for ABS models. ABS ABS is a low cost material, great for printing tough and durable parts that can withstand high temperatures.