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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Metal 3D Printer Guide 2018 – 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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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.

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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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Spools of Joy
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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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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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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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 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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[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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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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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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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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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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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.