FDM Printing

What is 3D Filament

3D filament is a material used in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printers to create three-dimensional objects. It is a thermoplastic material that is melted by the printer’s extruder and then extruded layer by layer to build up the object. There are many different types of 3D filament available, each with its own unique properties, including:

  • PLA (Polylactic Acid):

A biodegradable material that is easy to work with and produces smooth and detailed prints.

  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene):

A strong, durable, and heat-resistant material that is commonly used for making toys, phone cases, and other consumer products.

  • PETG (Glycol-modified Polyethylene Terephthalate):

A clear, flexible, and easy-to-print material that is often used for packaging and containers.

  • Nylon:

A strong, flexible, and lightweight material that is commonly used for making gears, bushings, and other mechanical parts.

  • TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane):

A flexible and rubber-like material that is often used for making phone cases, toys, and other flexible parts.