3D Printer Filament

Quality 3D Printer Filament Means Quality 3D Prints

The quality of 3D Printing materials is critical to producing great quality items. Most importantly you want to make sure the filament you choose is suitable for your 3D Printer model and that the filament type is the best for the items you want to print. Symptoms of poor quality cheap filament are difficult support material removal, poor quality finish and it may even burn as it may print outside the filaments recommended temperature range. Another issue to be aware of is the filament consistency as some filament is outside the required diameter spec, we have even seen filament that is not round but oval in shape.

At 3D Printing Solutions we supply only quality 3D Printer plastic that we have tested in house. We stock a wide range of 3D Printer Filaments including ABS, PLA, Special PLA Blends, PolyCarbonate, Flexible, Woodlike, Support Material and Nylon.

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UP ABS Filament

ABS known as Acylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is an oil-based plastic. It is quite a strong material used widely for constructing plastic car parts, and the ever-popular Lego building bricks. ABS plastic has a higher melting point than PLA, and can suffer warping if cooled while printing. ABS 3D printed items must be printed on a heated printer platform surface, which is something many at-home printers do not have. Good ventilation is recommend when printing with ABS filament, as the fumes can be unpleasant. The ABS plastic material we supply prints at a higher temperature than generic ABS and suits all UP 3D Printers. Printing at higher temperature produces better print quality. We have had customers with other printers like Makerbot use the UP ABS getting great results 80% print quality improvement.

Some Characteristics of UP ABS Filament
  • Compared to standard PLA, UP ABS Filament is a stronger more flexible material.
  • Average tensile strength
  • UP ABS 3D prints at a Higher melting temperate approx 260 to 270 Deg Celsius. Printing at this temperature means warpage can occur.
  • Available in shiny matte finish
  • Support material is slightly easier to remove than PLA and other 3D Printer materials
  • Ideal for items that are used in hotter environments like the inside of a car.
  • Good quality print fininsh
Polular use of UP ABS Filament
  • Finished products that will be used in the market place

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PLA Filament

Poly Lactic Acid, is manufactured from organic material — like cornstarch and sugarcane. PLA Filament is easier and safer to use, while giving it a smoother and shinier appearance that’s more aesthetically pleasing. The melting smell of PLA is also quite pleasent. We prefer and supply the PolyMaker Brand of PLA due you its wide printer compatibility and Jam Free Technology.

Some Characteristics of PLA Filament
  • Compared to ABS, PLA plastic is a hard and brittle material that can break when dropped
  • Tensile Strenght is very stong
  • PLA Filament prints at a lower melting temperate approx 200 to 210 Deg Celsius. Printing at this temperature means warpage does not generally occur.
  • Shiny finish
  • Support material is slightly harder to remove than ABS plastic
  • Not ideal for items that are used in hot environments like the inside of a car as it can bend and melt.
Polular use of PLA Filament
  • Prototype designers really like PLA plastic because it does not tend to warp. It is important that the items they produce are accurate. Another benefit is you can join the PLA using a technique known as friction welding.
  • Schools like PLA Filament because it is does not emit toxic fumes creating a safer environment for teachers and students.
  • There are many 3D Printer models that only use PLA printer plastic
  • Items are printed with a nice finish.

Special Blend PLA Filament

High Tech filament manufacturers like PolyMaker are producing special blends of PLA plastic filament like PolyMax. PolyMax prints at the regular PLA lower temperate which eliminates warping but is more ductile than any other 3D printer filament we have ever used. Our recent flex video test show how much this unique material could be flexed before breaking. PolyMax suits the majority of 3D Printer brands and models

Some Characteristics of PolyMakers PolyMax
  • Compared to ABS filament and regular PLA filament it is a more ductile which suits many uses
  • PolyMax prints at a lower melting temperate approx 200 to 210 Deg Celsius. Printing at this temperature means warpage does not generally occur.
  • Low Shine finish
  • Support material is slightly harder to remove than ABS plastic
  • Items are printed with a nice finish.
  • Not ideal for items that are used in hot environments like the inside of a car as it can bend and melt.
Polular use of PolyMakers PolyMax
  • Prototype designers really like PolyMax because it does not tend to warp. It is important that the items they produce are accurate. Another benefit is you can join the PLA using a technique known as friction welding.
  • Fantastic for item that need some level of flexibilty
  • Schools like PolyMax 3D Filament because it is does not emit toxic fumes creating a safer environment for teachers and students.
  • There are many 3D Printers that only print with PLA filament. PolyMax is perfect for these printers

View our entire range of PolyMax PLA in out Store

PolyCarbonate Filament

Polycarbonate is a super strong thermoplastic with high optical clarity and a high melting temperature. Compared to all other 3D Printer Filaments we have test the tensile strength is Poly Carbonate is incredible. See our strength test videos. We prefer and supply the PolyMaker PC-Plus Poly Carbonate 3D Printer filament. PC-Plus 3D prints are really nice and suits the majority of 3D Printer brands and models.

Some Characteristics of PolyMaker PC-Plus Poly Carbonate
  • Stronger tensile strength than any other 3D Printer Filament we have used
  • Easy to Print
  • Nice Shiny Finish
  • Support material is slightly harder to remove than ABS Filament
  • Ideal for items that are used in hotter environments like the inside of a car that need to be strong
  • Can warp similar to ABS plastic
Polular use of PC-Plus Poly Carbonate
  • Finished products that will be used in the market place
  • Products that need high tensile strength

View our entire range of PC-Plus Poly Carbonate in our Store

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