Filament

Filament is the most important part of every FDM 3D printer. Here are some materials which you should know about – and some exotic ones which can help you make even better 3D prints.

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2018 3D Printing Troubleshooting Guide: 41 Common Problems

Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 2018 3D printing troubleshooting guide to common FDM and SLA 3D printing problems and their solutions.

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Safety First
12 Vital Facts About Food Safe 3D Printing

If 3D printing mugs or plates for the kitchen, they must be safe for contact with food. Here are 12 vital facts about food safe 3D printing.

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The Right Choice for Filament
3D Printing Filament Buyers Guide

To find the best 3d printing filament for your needs, there are many things you should consider. Here are the most important questions answered.

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3D Printed Speakers
3D Printed Speaker Rocks!

A new chapter in 3D printing audio speakers has begun with the spread of consumer technologies: more and more people have been experimenting and creating their own designs and their own 3D printed models.

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Monoprice’s “MP Select Mini V2”: Great New Features and a $219 Price Tag

Have you been wondering which budget 3D printer to buy? Check out the Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printed V2 costing just $219.

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What Would it Take to 3D Print a 1:1 Scale Death Star?

A 3D printed Death Star in its original size and glory - that’s definitely a 3D printing project of galactic proportions. Franklin Houser has crunched the numbers.

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Maker Box is a Monthly Subscription for 3D Printing Filament & Tools

Fancy a box of exotic 3D printing filament and handy maker tools delivered to your doorstep every month? The Maker Box subscription service has you covered.

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3d printing for beginners
Filament advice – 5 things to consider before you buy

New to the world of 3D printing? Never fear! This article serves up some practical advice regarding the "bread and butter" PLA/ABS filament.

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Researchers Develop “3D-CMF” to Offer Higher Quality Surface Finishing for 3D Prints

Researchers at Waseda University have developed the 3D Chemical Melting Finishing (3D-CMF) process to improve the quality of resin-based FDM prints.

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3D Printed Flexible Pliers Made With Dual Extrusion

Dutch filament company ColorFabb demos a set of 3D printed flexible pliers made using dual extrusion with solid and flexible nGen filaments.

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No More Dissolving!
Ultimaker Rolls Out New Support Material Breakaway

Ultimaker's new Breakaway support material aims to make multi-extrusion 3D printing and post-production fast and simple.

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Landfillament: 3D Printing with Upcycled Trash

Why not try 3D printing with garbage? Landfillament is a trash-based 3D printing filament made using upcycled Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

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New Hotend from RepRap and Kai Parthy
1730 Full Metal Hotend: 3D Print Different Filament Sizes

Big news for everyone with a 3D printer: 1730 Full Metal Hotend is capable of 3D printing 1,75 mm and 3.0 mm filament. It’s available now on Kickstarter.

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Aqua Shard Has a Shower of 3D Printed Leaves For Christmas

3D printed art installation in collaboration with Sir David Attenborough replaces traditional Xmas tree at Aqua Shard restaurant in London.

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3D Print with Beer Filament

The filament company who brought us Wound Up, the coffee filament, is adding a refreshing new twist to 3D printing. Meet Buzzed, the beer filament. And it‘s even sustainable.