Machinable Media Selection Guide

(Page 1 of 2: Machinable Media Overview)




Part, Pattern, Tool, or Mold


When choosing your machinable media, consider the following criteria:

  • Detail Requirements (simple or complex shape)
  • Ease of Machining and Cutting
  • Dimensional Stability Requirements (part accuracy)
  • Durability Requirements (abrasion & impact resistance)
  • Heat Resistance Requirements
  • Quality of Finish Needed

Please keep in mind that the information on the following page should be considered as guidelines and not rules. The best material for your application will vary depending on the unique characteristics of your project.

Go to Part 2: Freeman's Line of Machinable Media