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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foolproof Filament
Innofil3D ERP PET: First Impression

PET is recyclable in most countries. Why not print with it? We test the Innofil3D "EPR PET" filament on an Ultimaker 2, with great results.

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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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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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FiloAlfa Merges Best of ABS & PLA Qualities with Launch of ALFA+ Filament

Filament manufacturer FILOALFA is releasing the new ALFA+ filament, which offers strength and heat resistance at a competitive price.

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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.