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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2019 Metal 3D Printer Guide – All About Metal 3D Printing

Check out our 2019 Metal 3D Printer Guide to learn about the latest advancements in metal 3D printing, including new metal 3D printers, 3D printing services, technologies, applications, materials and more.

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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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A Heated Discussion
The Best Printing Temperature for Different Filaments

Now more than ever there are countless types of filaments you can print with, and each requires a unique printing temperature and environment. Here's a short guide on how to print with five of the most popular filaments of 2018.

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3D Printer Metal Filament – 2018 Market Overview

Printing in solid metal is something you may want to try, but it's still a distant shining dream for the consumer with a desktop 3D printer. To fulfill your desire of a beautiful metallic print, 3D printer metal filaments are the way to go.

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Back to the Basics
AmazonBasics PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

For those looking to 3D print on the cheap, AmazonBasics filaments seem to be a perfect solution. But are they really all that good? We got a spool of PLA to test, so let's find out!

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Beyond Layer Adhesion
3D Printed Magnets – Is It Possible to 3D Print Them?

When it comes to 3D printing, challenges abound in matching the capability of the most advanced magnets produced by traditional methods. Learn all about the possibilities in 3D printed magnets!

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The Shootout
PLA vs ABS – Filaments for 3D Printing Compared

PLA or ABS, which 3D printer filament should you use? We simply explain the differences and the fields of application of ABS and PLA Filament.

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One Filament to Rule Them All
What Is PLA? – 3D Printing Materials Simply Explained

PLA is by far the most popular FDM 3D printing material. Get down to business with this quick rundown of its ideal print settings and applications.

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Basic Budgeting
AmazonBasics PETG 3D Printer Filament Review

So you're thinking about trying out some AmazonBasics PETG filament? We don't blame you, the prices are close to unbeatable, but does this material really stand up to Amazon's claims? Find out!

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Spool Suicide
Filament Spool – Tips & Tricks Against Filament Tangles

A knotted filament is annoying because it may cause a nicely running print job to fail in seconds. Here you'll find everything you need to know to solve and prevent this issue.

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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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Filament Jam – 3 Easy Fixes

Frustrated by filament jams in your hot end? Need help fixing them or keeping them at bay in the future? Stop filament jams from ruining your day (and your printer!) by following these simple tips.

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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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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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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.