Choose the right 3D printer filament for your project!
PLA (Polylactic Acid) is one of the two most commonly used desktop 3D printing materials (with the other being ABS). It is the ‘default’ recommended material for many desktop 3D printers as usually it is odorless has low-warp, and does not require a heated bed.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is another commonly used 3D printer material. Best used for making durable parts that need to withstand higher temperatures. In comparison to PLA, ABS plastic is less ‘brittle.’
PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate) filament prints translucent with a slightly yellow tint and is primarily used as a 3D printing support material because it is water-soluble
TPE and Soft PLA filament is a flexible 3D printing material that feels and acts much like flexible rubber. TPE or Soft PLA filament can be used to make parts that can bend or must flex to fit their environment
TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) is an elastic, oil/grease resistant, and abrasion-resistant material