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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For Consumers & Small Businesses
2018 Metal 3D Printer Guide – All About Metal 3D Printing

Check out our 2018 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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Getting Crafty with Carbon
CarbonX 3D Printer Filament Review

For those looking to get into printing with Carbon Fiber, 3DXTech's CarbonX Gunmetal Silver Carbon Fiber PLA looks like quite a bargain. We got a spool to test out, so let's see how this exotic material performs!

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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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Might and Bright
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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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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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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Loot Crate
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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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.

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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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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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Print the Legend
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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Feeling the Squeeze
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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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Polymaker Announces New PU for Automotive, Medical, Aerospace

Adding to their Industrial range of materials, Polymaker and Covestro announce the launch of two polyurethane materials, U1000 and U0174D.

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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.