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 metal 3D printer guide to learn about the latest advancements in metal 3D printing, including new 3D printers, 3D printing services, technologies, applications, materials and more.

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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 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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HDPE (3D Printing Material) – All You Need to Know

HDPE is a type of plastic that is turning the 3D printing world towards a more sustainable future. It's a great recyclable filament, but it's not without its quirks.

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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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2019 Hatchbox PLA 3D Printer Filament Review

Hatchbox offers a large variety of filaments at a decent price, marketed to hobbyists looking for good quality materials on a budget. Is it worth the investment? We've got a reel of Hatchbox PLA to test, so let's find out!

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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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2019 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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2019 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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Printing... Plywood?
2019 Hatchbox Wood 3D Printer Filament Review

Many people are intrigued by so-called "exotic" wood-infused PLA blends. Let's try Hatchbox's version, which comes at their typical low price point!

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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 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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2019 Hatchbox ABS 3D Printer Filament Review

Looking for higher durability and more thermal resistance? ABS might be the material for you. Check out our review of Hatchbox ABS, a popular budget-friendly option.

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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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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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