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What is the Strongest 3D Printer Filament?

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What is the strongest 3D printer filament? Airwolf 3D CEO and Co-Founder Erick Wolf gives a rundown on the results of a 3D printer filament strength test featuring PLA, ABS, Nylon, and Polycarbonate. This blog post was adapted from the video,What is the Strongest 3D Printer Filament?and is part of the series,Hooked on 3D Printing: A Study in Material Strength.

Hi everybody, Erick Wolf here from Airwolf 3D. Today Im going to talk about the strength of commonly and not so commonly 3D-printed materials. Specifically, well be testing PLA, ABS, NYLON 910, and POLYCARBONATE.

Well test each material byprinting a common hookand then loading the hook with weight until it fractures. The hook that takes the most weight will correspond to the material with the greatest tensile strength. To back it up, well pull some information from a great article on referring totensile strength of commonly 3D-printed materials.

To keep it interesting, we set up a fun experiment using our 3D-printed hooks to pick up a tractor tire weighing 150 pounds and loaded with hundreds of pounds of additional weights fromPrecision Fitness, our local gym here in Costa Mesa, CA.

To test the strength of hooks printed in different 3D-printing materials, the Wolfpack loaded up a tractor tire with weights from a local gym and 50-lb bags of raw polycarbonate plastic pellets that the company uses for manufacturing filament.

So lets get on with it and start talking about our materials. The most popular desktop filament is probablypolylactic acid, or PLA. We print PLA with the heated bed at 60 degrees Celsius and a coat ofWofbite Nano. Its also best to keep the lid off as PLA is sensitive to high temperatures. PLA is an environmentally friendly, compostable filament that prints easily at low temperatures and looks great. Its also pretty strong.

Its pretty darn impressive that PLA survived up to a 285 lb lift. We probably could have eked a few more pounds out of it, but the hook was already yielding. Truth be told, we were surprised with PLAs strength. However, with a tensile strength of 7,250 psi, this is a strong material. With that comes a caveat, In this case, a caveat that can swallow the entire utility of PLA. Because PLA is biodegradable, dont be surprised if it starts breaking down during use. In the sun especially, PLA is unpredictable and can change forms with a few hours. So please dont print your tow hook out of PLA it should not be used for anything supporting a load. Stick towhat PLA is best for, toys and figurines.

Next up, lets look ata real engineering material, ABS. ABS is usedjust about everywhere, including your car, home, and office for everything from interior bits and pieces to your mouse and computer case. Airwolf 3D was one of thefirst companies to make desktop 3D printerscapable of printing in ABS. Why? Because ABS is an engineering-grade material that can be sanded, finished, painted, and used inreal world applicationsfor end-use components. In fact, we printed outthousands of 3D printers using ABSas the main material. For best printing, keep your heated bed to at least 120 degrees Celsius, apply a coat of Wolfbite and print in an enclosed environment. We optimized theAXIOM 3D printer for ABS and hotter materials.

Now for the real test. How did ABS compare to PLA? As ABS and PLA are the most frequently used materials on the desktop, which one is stronger? Turns out ABS is weaker than PLA. With the same 285 lb load, the ABS hook snapped instantly.

We didnt bother to reduce the weight as this is really meant to be a test of ultimate strength. The results should not come as a surprise, however, because ABS has a lower tensile strength of 4,700 psi compared with 7,250 psi from PLA. However, you could design a stronger hook using more material out of ABS that could match our PLA hooks strength. In that case, you would not have to worry about the unpredictable nature of PLA.

But were really here to find the strongest 3D printing material for your desktop printer. And for that, we need to start looking into more exotic materials, starting with nylon.

There is a great type of nylon for 3D printing calledNylon 910. We print Nylon 910 at 250 degrees Celsius with the bed at 70-100 degrees Celsius, usingWolfbite Nitrofor the ultimate bed adhesion. Also remember to print in an enclosed environment for best results.

Nylon is a great material for making structural parts. Compared to ABS with a tensile strength of 4,700 psi, nylons estimated tensile strength of 7,000 psi is head and shoulders above ABS. Notice how I stated estimated. I say that because there are several different types of nylon with strength varying in between.

In the video, notice how the hook initially bent, but didnt yield until hundreds of pounds later, 485 pounds in this case. As we can see, nylon is a predictable material that works great in load applications. In fact, every Airwolf 3D printer built over the course of the last three years uses3D-printed nylon gears for the ultimate in performanceand wear characteristics.

Now lets talk aboutpolycarbonate. Since 2014 with theintroduction of the Airwolf HDx, weve been printing in thisincredibly strong and heat-resistant material. What makes printing polycarbonate unique is the extraordinarily high temperatures. First, the bed should be at 145 degrees Celsius or higher. Second, the head should be at 290 degrees Celsius or higher. Both of those temps are far, far out of the range of conventional desktop 3D printers. Finally, youll need to enclose polycarbonate as it will warp quickly if printed in an open environment.

So how did polycarbonate fare? We suspended 685 pounds from that little hook! Polycarbonate is the undisputed king of materials for desktop 3D printing. Even we were surprised at polycarbonates strength. In comparison to nylon at 7,000 psi, polycarbonates tensile strength of 9,800 psi makes it the ideal choice forhigh-strength, functional components. When printed correctly, such as on an Axiom 3D printer, PC is an incredibly strong material. Also, remember that PC has a much higher glass transition temperature than all the other plastics mentioned here. Compared to its closest competitor, ABS, polycarbonate can take about 40 degrees more heat before deforming. In short, polycarbonate is the undisputed king of desktop 3D materials.

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The advent of three-dimensional or 3D printing which is also called additive manufacturing or AM has had a significant impact on product development.

The 3D printer is a machine that is able to produce a three-dimensional object. It has revolutionized prototyping. The Schoon Corporation is aligned with this technology, as its offerings include 3D filaments and 3D pens.

In 2010, the American Society for Testing and Materials came up with a classification of the AM processes. Among them was Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). Now, FFF is done through a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printer.

When it comes to desktop 3D printing, FDM is the most common method. It involves the use of a thermoplastic filament. Heres a simplified explanation of how this particular 3D printing process happens.

First, the shape and specifications of the object that will be printed is programmed into the printer. The object is usually conceptualized using a computer-aided design (CAD) package or a 3D scanner. Digital images that are processed or enhanced using photogrammetry software are also used.

The thermoplastic filament is the material that is placed into the 3D printers moving extrusion head. It is usually made up of synthetic resin. Once it is inside this compartment, it gets heated. When the filament has melted, the extrusion head then deposits the hot substance in 3D coordinates. Then, the process of forming the intended object begins. The molten plastic takes form layer by layer.

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With literally hundreds of 3D printing filament types and brands – where do you even begin?

Invest in a KG of the wrong filament and it wont just be themoney youve wasted. Youll say hello tolong hours of print failures, nozzle jams and (if youre lucky) ugly prints.

Read on, and our collective years of experience with the best 3D filament will steer you through this minefield. Think the quality between 3D printer filament suppliers is all the same? Think again.

Dont find yourself throwing out a small fortune of failed 3D prints, having to start all over again and not knowing where to begin. Oh, wait – thats probably why youre here (sorry for reminding you).

We wrote this article to save you time, frustration, and eventually your sanity.

Thats why we decided to list 12 of the best 3D printer filament brands, so that you can find where to buy the best PLA filament brand available – or any other material for that matter.

Bad filament really can be a false economy.

We should know,were experts at distinguishing great from good, and the OK to badwhen it comes to filament.

Before we dive in to whats what, its worth taking a moment to ask yourself what features or qualitiesmatter most to you. Are you looking for the best 3D filament that delivers time after time reliability, produces the strongest 3D printer filament, the best detailed and smoothly finished prints or just the richest colours?

Or maybe, you dont like having to choose, and you want it all?

What about customer service, is this just as important (or even more important to you)? Youll likely want after-support from people that really know a thing or two about the  printers and 3D printing filaments.

Buying from the guys thatreally know their stuff, couldsave you a ton of timegetting set up with a more difficult print or unreliable printer.

Or you might be wondering, where to buy 3d printer filament locally? If you need something in a hurry, sometimes it pays to have UK based, or local supplier to your country.

And finally price; there are many varieties of price out there. You can get filaments ranging from 9/KG up to 50+/kg. Thats a huge difference, what do higher priced filaments offer that cheap ones dont?

Or perhaps, whatgrief are you prepared to go through, just to save a few notes?

The most expensive filament wont necessarily be the best 3D printer filament brand – but in most cases you get what you pay for.

On the surface it may seem like you cant afford higher priced filaments, but in reality its worth considering the the amount of time and filament youll waste using cheap materials (not to mention spending ages sanding those blobs and stringing off them).

In fact, its more likely youll find yourselfnot able to afford cheap filaments.

Even if the print turns out seemingly OK, its likely that cheaper filament prints will be weaker and not stand up to rigorous use over time.

This article is designed to give youa good industry overviewof whats available right now. And hopefully let you find the best 3D printing filament brand, for you.

Youre not going to find Hatchbox PLA or Esun ABS in this article. While theres nothing really wrong with these well known suppliers, theyre hardly the best PLA available. Here were looking to give you just really good pla filament reviews (and other popular materials) that we believe are strong / the best contenders.

If you have any questions at the end, please post them in the comments below and well be happy to get back to you.

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Heres a full breakdown of3D printer filament types compared, with links to buy 3D printer filament (in the UK) if thats what youre here for. Were not plugging our range here though (honest), this article is just an impartial 3D printer filament review.

Below youll find our best picks, with the types of filament offered from each supplier and any pros and cons of using them.

Price example:White ABS, 1.75mm/3.00mm (1kg/2,2lb) – $29 (€25.62/20.27)

Matterhackers are one of the biggest 3D printer filament companies, but they dont specialize in just filament. They offer an impressive range of 3d printing supplies, software and printers (over 40 types). Matterhackers was founded when its founders noticed that it was difficult to find a wide range of supplies and good knowledge about desktop 3D printing.

Matterhackers filament offers all kinds of filament materials; ABS, Flexible, Nylon, PET, PLA, Pro ABS, PRO PLA, and specialty materials. Their 3D printer filaments come in all kinds of colours (e.g. black, white, blue, purple, and blue glow in the dark). The company offers free shipping, lifetime support, and free consultation.

Price example:Standard white PLA/PHA, 2.85mm/1.75mm (750 grams/1,65lb or 2,2kg/4,85lb) – €35.95 or €79.95 (28.45 or 63.27; $40.71 or $90.54)

ColorFabb was founded to develop high-quality 3D printing filament and to share knowledge about plastics and additives. ColorFabb offers supplies and printers. The selection of materials is vast and mostly focused towards PLA 3D printing filament (PLA/PHA, co-polyesters, specials like woodFill, bambooFill, and bronzeFill), as is the colour selection (e.g. sky blue, signal yellow, fluorescent green, mint turquoise, standard black, and standard white). ColorFabb offers free shipping within the EU.

ColourFabb are well known in the industry for producing good quality filament, but for many their premium price is a sticking point.

Price example:White ABS, 1.75mm/2.85mm (0.75kg/1,65lb) – €27.95 (22.12/$31.66)

Filamentum is a Dutch company that offers 3D printing supplies, including filament. Filamentum offers ABS and 3D printer PLA filament in various colours (blue, lilac, yellow, yellow glow in the dark, light green, natural, orange, red, white, silver, and black). Note that Filamentum operates mainly in the Netherlands.

Price example:White ABS, 1.75mm (1kg/2,2lb) – 20.95 (€26.47/$29.98)

3D FilaPrint is a UK 3D printing filament company. Materials include ABL, PLS, HIPS, and Nylon 6. 3D FilaPrint offers its products in multiple colours; different shades of black and white, green, yellow, blue, and purple. Free delivery within the UK is included in the price.

Price example:White ABS filament, 1.75mm/3mm (1kg/2,2lb) – €29.90 ($33.86/23.65)

3D Prima is a company selling 3D printing supplies, printers, scanners and software. If youve searched for filament on Amazon, youve likely seen these guys pop up, they have a good standing on the rain-forest themed super-site. Materials include PLA, ABS, HIPS, Nylon, PETG, and special filaments, and they come in colours like brown, white, black, blue, yellow, orange, red, green, and purple. 3D Prima offers free shipping for orders over €100 within the EU.

Price example:White PLA, 1.75mm (1m/3,28ft or 100m/328ft) – 0.24 or 15.00 (€0.30 or €18.96 ; $0.34 or $21.48)

Faberdashery is a filament supplier that specializes in PLA filaments and offers consultancy services to help organisations integrate 3D printing into their businesses. Colours include mixed packages, different shades of black, white, red, pink, green, orange, yellow, and blue.

Price example:White ABS, 1.75mm/2.85mm (1kg/2,2lb or 2.3kg/5lb) – €28.95 or €59.95 (22.91 or 47.43 ; $32.81 or $67.95)

Formfutura sells PLA, ABS, HIPS, HDGlass, and speciality filaments in mixed packages, black, blue, yellow, green, and red. While they may not be the absolute best 3D printing material, Formfutura strives to make 3D printing affordable and available for everyone. Customers are welcome to share their designs with the company.

Price example:White/black ABS, 3mm/1.75mm (2lb/0,9kg or 5lb/2,26kg) – $34.99 or $79.99 (€30.87 or €70.58 ; 24.43 or 55.84)

IC3D offers 3D printing supplies and printers. IC3D sells ABS and PLA filaments in black, white, blue, green, red, orange, natural, plain, and grey. While not the best ABS filament brand on the market, its acceptable. Notably, IC3D has a strong presence on eBay.

Price example:White ABS, 3mm (1kg/2,2lb) – $42.95 (€37.9/29.98)

LulzBot is a product line of Aleph Objects, Inc. The company is best known for their TAZ range of printers. They also resell their own range and other brands of filament.

For example, while they offer 3D PLA filament they also do ABS, Nylon, HIPS, NinjaFlex and specialties like copperFill and bambooFill. Colours include black, blue, brown, dark silver, yellow, glow in the dark, green, light silver, magenta, and medium purple.

Price example:White ABS, 1.75mm (1kg/2,2lb) – $48 (€42.36/33.5)

MakerBot is one of the biggest 3D printing companies. It offers supplies, printers, apps, and more. For example, MakerBot organizes classes in 3D printing in its knowledge centre, MakerBot Learning.

Filament materials include PLA, ABS, flexible and dissolvable. The colour selection is vast (e.g. red, yellow, black, white, green, blue, orange, purple, grey, and natural).

Price example:Carbon fiber PLA, 1.75mm/2.85mm (500g/1,1lb or 3kg/6,6lb)-  $29.99 or $179.95 (€26.46 or €158.79 ; 20.93 or 125.59)

Proto-Pasta is a fun-orientated brand and is a product line of ProtoPlant, an engineering firm based in the US. Proto-Pasta offers HTPLA (high tempurature) and PLA filaments. Most of the filaments are available in black or different shades of brown.

Fun fact: the name Proto-Pasta derives from the pasta-like shape of filament.

Price example:White n-vent, 1.75mm/2.85mm (1lb/2,2lb) – $44 (€38.83/30.71) + Non-domestic shipping – $34 for up to 8 spools (€30/23.72)

Taulman 3D is a 3D printing company that offers filaments. Its specialized in selling filament materials like Nylon, t-glase, n-vent and specialty materials. In our opinionNylonis one of the best filament for 3D printing just because of its range of uses. Their T-Glase is similar to ourbest PETG filament. Filaments come in black, white, red, green, blue, and yellow.

If youre looking for the outright strongest 3D filament, a blend ofCarbon Fiber and Nylon 12is the best Nylon filament you can get. There are many strong 3D printing materials, but you wont beat that.

So now you have the low down on whats available, and hopefully youll better informed to make the best decision where your filament brands are concerned. If you were looking for more of a3D printing filament guide, click here.

As mentioned earlier, its best to ensure youre looking at the right filament manufacture for your needs. Want faster delivery and no hidden import charges for example? Look for a UK supplier of filament.

Want the reassuring backup of a full team ofhighly experienced technical support specialistson hand to assist you with any printing problems? Then choose a filament brand that really knows their stuff.

If 3D printing filament cost is a serious issue for you, we suggest calculating the cost of your prints using thisfilament length calculator.Just make sure you weigh up all the costs of printing with cheap filament, your time may be worth more to you in the long-run.

What we do suggest is if youre not sure and want to test the quality before investing in a couple of KG rolls – order a sample to test. Any supplier confident in their product will allow you to do this.

To recap, just make sure the 3D printer filament maker youre looking for:

(you dont want jams or inconsistent prints)

excellent technical customer service

is as important as quality, especially in an industry still so new.

, before committing to a larger roll.

Follow these rules and your 3D printing experience will be significantly less turbulent. As a company that 3D prints extensively ourselves, our experienced support specialists are on hand to guide you through this process as much as possible. Always look for the best 3D print filament, and youll save yourself time, money and frustration in the long run.

Ever wondered how much filament is on a spool in meters?Click hereto check out our spool length chart for various spool sizes, materials and diameters.

We offer afree sampleof eitherPLAor ABS to test out our quality against others. Weve got nothing to hide. Why not get one and see what you think?

Alternativelyjust drop us an emailwith any questions you have. Were here to help.

We hope this article cleared up the best place to buy 3D printer filament, for you. If you can think of other brands, why not add them to the comments below!

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What does your 60-day guarantee actually mean?

Were so confident youll love your rigid.ink we have a relaxed 60-day returns policy.

If after youve adjusted your printer settings (as advised) youre not happy with the filament for whatever reason, you can send it back.

You could say our returns are about as hassle-free as a nice massage. Almost. Please just email us before you send it back though for instructions.

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Im a little confused, should I buy your PLA or ABS?

Short answer: Usually if youre not sure, youll probably just want to go with PLA. Our PLA is significantly stronger than other brands, very easy to print with (heated bed not required) and long lasting. If however you need something a little harder wearing, and your printer has a heated bed you might want to go for the ABS.

What temperature should I print my rigid.ink?

This varies between materials, so please check the recommendations on the specific product page. Generally, due to the pure nature and high grade of our raw materials your extruder setting wants to be a little lower than normal. For example, our PLA extrudes best at around 180-185C depending on what printer youre using. Heated bed is not necessary for our PLA, but you can use one at below 45C. Our ABS works well from between 230-250C, with a heated bed of 90C-95C (no higher!).

Please allow for the fact that some 3d printers currently on the market dont actually have very accurate thermostat readings and so some degree of adjustment is nearly always needed to get the best results when trying a new brand of filament. Different printers print rigid.ink best at different settings, so dont be afraid to experiment.

I dont have a heated bed, is this a problem?

With PLA, no. All other materials (including Flex PLA) require a heated bed to avoid warping during those first few layers.

Do we need to use blue tape / hairspray?

Not often. Youll find your rigid.ink sticks well to most build surfaces. If printing direct to glass, your best bet would be to use a good quality glue stick and a apply a thin even layer to your bed before printing. If this doesnt work, try blue painters tape, Kapton tape or hairspray.

My 3D printer manufacture recommends only using their filament can I use rigid.ink?

Short answer: Absolutely! As long as your printer does not have an E-PROM chip, rigid.ink will work with any 1.75, 2.85 and 3.0mm FDM and FFF 3D printer. Youll know if your printer uses sneaky E-PROM chips because it magically knows how much filament you have left and if youve changed the cartridge.

You will find rigid.ink outperforms your printer manufactures recommended filament (we promise, or your money back) and costs a fraction of the price.

Most likely, as our 1KG spools are fairly normally sized. The exact dimensions are: 20cm total diameter, 7.5cm wide and 5.5cm inner hole diameter.

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I want to use rigid.ink in my 3D Pen will it work?

Yes, but please take note to buy the right size for your 3D Pen. You will likely want to use PLA instead of ABS when using a pen. Also if youre using your rigid.ink and it was near the end of a spool, it might be slightly more tightly coiled. If this is causing problems with your pen, simply heat up the filament a little to straighten it out enough to feed it freely into your pen.

Im looking for 3.0mm filament, will your 2.85mm diameter fit?

Absolutely; we phased out the 3.0mm size in favour of the new 2.85mm filament. There is no difference when printing our 2.85mm filament through a 3.0mm printer we just wanted to cater for those with 2.85mm printers also.

My filament printed, but then bubbled?

This is caused by the filament absorbing too much moisture. Contact us to see what we can do for you, also check out the storage instructions below and our article -How to keep your 3D printer filament dry & what to do if its not

Whats the best way to handle and store rigid.ink?

3D printer filaments in general are sensitive to water absorption, especially PLA. To keep your rigid.ink fresh for longer, keep it sealed with the desiccant in the zip-lock bag provided. rigid.ink is best kept in a cool try area, away from direct sunlight.

Will you be stocking wood or metal filaments soon?

Not at the moment were afraid, although we do offer silver and gold metallic effect filaments in both ABS and PLA.

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3D Printer Filament and Accessories

3D Printer Filament and Accessories

Come and shop from our wide range of 3D printing filament & accessories. Get great deals on different 1.75mm and 3mm filament for 3D printing. We also have different types of Kapton and painters tape to print on. We stock a wide range of 3D printer filament from ABS filament and PLA filament to Nylon and Acetal filament.

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ZONESTAR 3D Printer Filament PLA 175mm

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ZONESTAR 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75mm

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 Printing temperature: 190 – 220 Degree Celsius

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Octave 3D Printer Filament

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Profound3D has the Octave color filament you need for your 3D creations!

Octave manufactures high quality, low-priced 3D printer plastic used with the Afinia H-Series, Reprap, Flashforge, MakerBot, UP!, PrintrBot, MakerGear, Solidoodle, Ultimaker, and other 3D printers. Octave filament is available in ABS and PLA plastic.

All of Octaves 3D printer filament is of the highest quality and is manufactured to strict specifications. The filament works at a wide temperature range, giving it the versatility to work with many different 3D printers, and producing excellent results.

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3D Printing Filament Guide

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Our 3D printing filament comparison guide will show you valuable information for the most popular filaments, such as print temperature, bed temperature, glass transition zone, print performance, strength, fumes, when they are best used and when they are not to be used for optimal results. This guide is meant to give you comparisons such as PLA vs ABS, PETG vs ABS, ABS vs PLA, PLA vs PLA/PHA and ABS vs PETG. If you dont find your answers here, feel free tocontact usand we will provide you with our expert knowledge on 3D printer filament.

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a commonly used 3D printer material. ABS filament is best used for making durable parts that need to withstand higher temperatures. In comparison to PLA, ABS plastic is less brittle. It can also be post-processed with acetone to provide a glossy finish.

Extrudes well. Can be printed quickly and resists stringiness. It shrinks as it cools which can cause issues with the print lifting from the bed and layers cracking/splitting.

Strong, somewhat flexible; will bend rather than snap when put under pressure.

Objects that might be dropped or placed in hot environments.

Not for use on a non-heated bed or in a cool or drafty environment. Large or very long prints have a high likelihood of warping.

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a commonly used 3D printer material. PLA is commonly used when a low odor or low emission filament is needed because of its corn-starch base. Although it is not a strong as ABS it can still be used for a myriad of printable applications.

Is sticky and can expand, which can create jamming in the hot-end. Lays on the print bed with little to no shrinkage. Can be used with open framed printers with little/no fear of warping, cracking, or prints lifting from the bed.

Strong, but more brittle than other plastics.

Biodegradable items; good for boxes, gifts, prototypes.

Parts that need to hold up in 60C temperatures (prints will sag); parts that will be dropped frequently, or parts with thin portions (will break after bending slightly).

PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified) has the benefits you would find in ABS (strength, temperature resistance, durability) with the printability of PLA. It has excellent layer adhesion and produces prints with less warpage and shrinkage.

The layer adhesion is excellent. Expect less trouble with warping or shrinking of prints. Material is highly impact resistant. Overheating regular PET makes it hazy and brittle. Not with PETG filament: The added glycol prevents the material from crystallizing and becoming breakable.

Strong, temperature-resistant, more durable than PLA, easy to print like PLA, impact-resistant.

Objects that could be dropped or if dimensional stability is critical.

No heated bed or parts that must withstand high temperature.

TPU (Thermoplastic Urethane) is a flexible 3D printing filament that can vary in degrees of hardness or flexibility. It boasts excellent layer adhesion with a shiny surface finish and can be used to create phone cases, belts, springs, bumpers/stoppers and much more. Printing with TPU will enable you to produce prints with qualities of soft rubber, but due to the nature of TPU it is recommended that you take a look at our printingrecommendationsfor optimal results.

Layer adhesion is normally excellent. Depending on the hardness of the TPU, the printability can range from easy to difficult. Lower hardness means more flexibility (our flexible material is 85A hardness and our semi-flexible material is 90A hardness).

Good resistance to oils, solvents, oxidation and ozone.

If rigidity is a key characteristic or if the printer is not setup to handle flexible material.

PLA (polylactic acid) with PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) gives you the characteristics and ease-of-use of PLA but with more durability. This blend results in a material that is easy to print like PLA but is tougher and less brittle. Our PLA/PHA is an excellent choice for individuals who are looking for an easy-to-use filament that provides more rigidity.

Dimensional stability that is similar to PLA and PETG with flexibility characteristics like ABS and PETG. Great layer adhesion and warping of print is low.

Somewhat flexible, durable, easy to print.

No heated bed or parts that must withstand high temperature.

PVA filament (Polyvinyl Alcohol) is a water-soluble US made material that is primarily used for support material allowing you to make more complex prints with easy support removal. PVAs low print temperature makes it a perfect match for using as a support material for PLA prints.

Low print temperature makes it a perfect match for using as a support material for PLA prints.

Best used as a support material in conjunction with PLA prints.

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PETG 3D Printer Filament

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The Gizmo Dorks PETG filament is a close cousin to PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) filament. PETG is a new updated version that has enhanced properties. The optimum print temperature is between 215C – 235C. Please note that different printers print at slightly different temperatures. PETG filament has minimal shrinkage and warping. The filament has easy adhesion, so it can be printed on acrylic, glass, polyimide (Kapton) tape, blue tape, and others. A heated bed is not required.

PETG filament has good flexible strength more than ABS filament. Its the perfect filament to combine strength and flexibility, which is why its used in so many mechanical parts or robotics. The filament is super transparent with a glossy finish. It has great chemical resistance with good acidic and alkalic resistance. The superb chemical resistance is why the FDA has approved PET as acceptable for direct food contact. The filament is environmentally friendly and recyclable. PETG is known for its transparency and clarity.

Printing temperature : 215C – 235C depending on part and printer type

Do not need to print on a heated bed

Easy adhesion to print on a number of surfaces

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