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

Read our comprehensive metal 3D printer guide to learn about industrial and desktop metal 3D printing, metal 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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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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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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ESA is 3D Printing CubeSat for Faster and Cheaper Missions

ESA is 3D printing CubeSat with a unique PEEK plastic that's tough and conducts electricity, potentially leading to cheaper, faster missions.

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Renaissance Printing
nGen from ColorFabb is a Next Generation Filament

ColorFabb doesn't want you to choose between form and function. Their new nGen filament is attractive, practical, durable, and ready for printing.

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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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[FLASH DEAL] New Matter Filament, 63 -75% Off at $7.49

Sad news this week with the closure of 3D printer manufacturer New Matter. Ahead of shuttering some time this summer, the company is clearing house with a fire sale of filament, now reduced from $29.99 to just $7.49.

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BigRep Launches New Pro Flex Filament for 3D Printing

The new Pro Flex filament is a world first for the large-scale FDM industry, according to 3D printer manufacturer BigRep.

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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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Prost! Cheers! Kampai!
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.

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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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Eco Prints
3D Printing Filament: Print with Recycled PET

When it comes to 3D printing filament, PET offers the characteristics to elevate 3D printing to the next level.

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PLA vs ABS: Filaments for 3D Printing Explained & Compared

PLA vs ABS: What 3D printer filament should you use? We explain the differences and the fields of application of ABS and PLA Filament.