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Filament comparison charts with prices: https://www.filaments.directory/

PLA Filament reviews[edit]

place, url, type, cost, did it work? (place in order of descending price)

Flexible filament[edit]

  • Great comparison of flexible filaments [1]
  • FormFutura FlexiFil, https://www.formfutura.com/shop/category/flexible-materials-flexifiltm-tpe-163?search=&attrib=3-33, 29.55 Euros (netted $62 after tax and shipping) per 500g, From the manufacturer: "FlexiFil is a rubber-like high-performance and partially bio-based flexible TPC (Thermoplastic Co-Polyester) type of 3D printer filament." Expensive, ships from the Netherlands, and very prone to coming loose during printing. Highly recommend liberal use of glue stick and a first layer that would normally be too low - this has produced the best adhesion so far. Once adhesion is solved, prints very nicely with good dimensional accuracy and well balanced flexibility - stiffer with thicker layers. When using clear/natural with single thick walls, faster cooling = less clouded transparency.

Other commercial filaments[edit]

  • bambooFill combines recycled bamboo fibers 20% with premium colorFabb PLA 80% to create natural looking, light-weight 3D printed objects.
  • bronzeFill bronzeFill contains 80% finely ground bronze and 20% premium colorFabb PLA allowing heavy 3D printed objects that can be polished or oxidized to achieve the desired finish.
  • copperFill copperFill contains 80% finely ground copper powder and 20% premium colorFabb PLA, and printed objects have great post-processing potential allowing heavy 3D printed objects that can be polished or oxidized to achieve the desired finish.
  • woodFill combines recycled wood fibers 30% with premium colorFabb PLA 70% to create natural looking, light-weight 3D printed objects.

Design Software[edit]

  • 30 Best Software Programs (15 are free) [2]
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Metal printing[edit]

  • 3D printing with metal [4]

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