The types of filament we use
ABS, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is a popular 3D printer filament material.
Best usage is for more durable prints, which would also mean being more heat resistant.
Compared to PLA filament ABS is stronger and more flexible. It can also be post-processed
using acetone making the end result smooth and shiny.
PLA is one of the two most used 3D printing filaments (alongside with ABS). It is the most recommended material for many 3D printers and for good resons: PLA is useful in many printing programs, it won't warp, is odorless and won't need a heating bed.
PLA is one of the most environmentally friendly 3D printer filaments: it is made from annually renewable resources (corn starch) and needs less energy for proseccing compared to traditional (petroleum-based) plastics. Outside 3D printing, PLA is commonly used on food packaging such as caramel packaging and on biodegradable medical implants such as stitches. PLA filament for 3D printing is available in many colors.
Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) was developed as alternative option for its counterpart ABS.
It is an excellent choice for outdoor used parts or prints due to its many additional features
(such as greatly being weather resistant and not changing color when exposed to UV light).
When white ABS turns into light yellow over time, ASA stays bright white much longer. ASA's printing
settings are pretty much the same as with ABS, but only printing temperature is different.
Nylon is an incredibly strong, durable and versatile 3D printing material. It is flexible and thin, but has a very high interlayer adhesion. Indeed, nylon attaches well to things like hinges and other functional parts. The nylon filament can be printed in bright, natural white on a translucent surface, and can absorb the color addition process with the most common acid-based clothing dyes or fabric-specific dyes for synthetic products. Nylon filament is very sensitive to moisture, so drying methods during storage and immediately before printing (using desiccant, vacuum, or elevated temperature) are recommended for best results.
PET (PETG, PETT)
In general, it is difficult for users to find the right PET polymer blend (polyethylene terephthalate) because most PET filaments are in fact copolymers - that is, PET with an extra molecule. The most common PETG filament is an industrial strength with several fine properties. Imaginatively speaking, it combines the ease of use of a PLA filament with the strength and durability of an ABS filament. First, its strength is much higher than that of the PLA, and it is FDA-approved (making, for example, food containers and as well as storage containers for food consumption tools). Unlike ABS filament, it hardly warps and produces odors or fumes when printed. PET filament is not biodegradable, but it is 100% recyclable.
Polycarbonate (PC) is strong and impact-resistant - the material is used, for example, in bulletproof glass. Polycarbonate is a very hard and durable thermoplastic material.
PU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is a flexible, oil and grease resistant and wear resistant material with a hardness of 95A. TPU plastic has several good applications such as car instrument panels, traction wheels, power tools, sporting goods, medical equipment, belts, footwear, inflatable rafts and various extruded films, sheets and profiles. It is also commonly used as a mobile phone cover.
PVA, water dissolving support
The 3D printing filament PVA is an excellent support material for 3D printing. The filament binds well to PLA and dissolves rapidly in water. Manual removal of PLA support material is no longer necessary, and you can just soak the object in water. PVA is easy to print and has high tensile strength. PVA is non-toxic and biodegradable when dissolved in water. PVA can be used to print very difficult objects that cannot otherwise be printed.
PP is tough, flexible, lightweight, chemically resistant and suitable for foodstuffs, which is why it has a wide range of uses. As a 3D printing filament, PP is relatively difficult to process because it is prone to warping and the layers hold poorly.
EasyWOOD looks, feels and smells like real wood. EasyWood is a
unique blend of 40% ground wood particles in combination with the proven
This material is exceptionally easy to print. It's nearly distortion-free and hardly warps when cooled.
Fillamentums Nylon CF15 filament is a nylon-based printing material. During the production of the material, carbon fibers have been added.
Nylon CF15 is known for its numerous properties:
- high strength
- Good thermal stability
- Good chemical resistance
- Impact resistance even at low temperatures
Low thermal expansion is also typical. The material is ideally suited for parts that are under heavy stress.
MetalFil™ Classic Copper
MetalFil ™ Classic Copper is a brand new and amazing PLA-based filament with about 80% copper powder.
This high proportion of copper fill allows every user of the FDM 3D printer to make copper objects that are almost indistinguishable from real copper.
Polishing, brushing or sanding:
After printing, MetalFil ™ is easy to handle with a brass brush or sandpaper. Thanks to grinding, the visibility of the copper powder is better seen in the object.
As soon as MetalFil ™ is sanded or brushed, the object can be polished with white polishing paste. This gives the object a natural and strong shine.
Steelfill is a PLA filament that contains steel. Objects made with it can be processed for a metallic shiny surface.
Nylon Carbon Fiber
This filament consists of solid nylon reinforced with a high carbon fiber content. It is perfect for accurately and stably printing objects that need to withstand high temperatures, stress and bumps.
PLA (polylactic acid) is a non-toxic and completely biodegradable 3D printing material.
ecoPLA filament properties:
- minimal shrinkage
- only a small delay
- good diameter and roundness tolerances
- no unpleasant odors when printing
- easy to print
- better quality than ordinary PLA filaments
Ninjaflex is a very stretchy and at the same time environmentally friendly material which retains its shape. It can be used to make mobile phone cases, for example.
Filament edge hardness about 85A.
Reasonable diameters and material properties guarantee reliable and high-quality prints
High elasticity and excellent abrasion resistance
Excellent adhesion and adhesion of the first layer between the interlayers
Just like the original NinjaFlex 3D Filament, SemiFlex material boasts flexibility, strength and reliability for your 3D printing projects and is slightly more rigid to expand your printing possibilities.