About 3D Printing Materials

Our extruders are specifically designed to be used with any filament on the market as tested by our R&D team. With a maximum extruder temperature of 300C and a heated bed, you are able to print with a LARGE VARIETY of materials. Here are some of the most common 3D printing materials:


PLA (Polylactic acid)

PLA is made from cornstarch and is one of the most environmentally friendly filaments as it produces no fumes when printing. PLA is best used for creating prototypes and models as it can become brittle as it absorbs moisture over time. PLA has a temperature range of 180C to 220C and behaves well when printing.
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Polyester (PET, COPE)

Polyester filaments create very strong prints with a high layer to layer adhesion, can be used to create working parts that can withstand wear, tear and heat. The material is clear and glossy when printed which allows for non-destructive evaluation of printed parts. This material prints at around 230-250C.
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ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

ABS is an acrylic and is a harder material in comparison to PLA, however it shrinks upon cooling so a constant temperature environment is required when printing. ABS is also mainly used for creating prototypes and models that can be finished with acetone. ABS has a temperature range of 210C-250C.


Specialty PLA Filaments

There are many new infused PLA filaments coming to the market - metallic, magnetic, conductive, and fibrous. Specialty filament prints at the same PLA temperature range as it contains mostly PLA with a percentage of additive material. They are considered experimental and they are mainly used for models and statuets.
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Nylon (Taulman 645 and 618)

Nylon is a very strong and abrasion-resistant material commonly used in machining and medical applications as it retains its strength and abrasion-resistant properties. Nylon has a very specific printing temperature of 245C and requires a textured bed to print on as it doesn't stick to glass.
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HIPS (High Impact Polystryrene)

HIPS is a soft material that is used for printing support as it dissolves completely in D-limonene. Excellent for dual extruders as you can use HIPS in your second extruder to generate support instead of wasting your main material. Tip: Cut away any printed support you can to minimize time spent in the d-limonene bath.

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