3D Printing Materials

There are several processes in additive manufacturing. Some are using specific 3D printing materials: plastic filament, resin, metal, etc. Even though there is a huge variety of materials available online, not all of them are suitable for personal 3D printing at home. Particular processes involve dealing with extremely high temperatures or toxic materials. Printing in a powder bed is a dusty work, it also required quite large printing machines. Here we will cover materials that we come across.


3D Printing in Wood - Groot Trio Front

The announcement of Guardians of the Galaxy part 2 created a wave of interest towards Groot in 3D printing community. A glimpse of Baby Groot in the movie trailer gave ideas to the designers. Makers all over the world are having fun recreating the famous character. For Groot 3D printing […]

3D Printing in Wood – Groot in Wood


PET Filament Review

Another 3D printing material that can be tested and then used in a home or office environment is PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). PET filament is food safe and waterproof therefore it is especially good for making vases, bottles, boxes, all sort of containers. Even though a higher width nozzle diameter is […]

PET Filament Review


Flexible Filament Review - 3D Printing Material

Flexible filament is not as frequently used in 3D printing as PLA or ABS for example. The reason may be that it is still an experimental material. Printing with it requires certain skills and good knowledge of your machine. Also slicer settings, like in Cura or Simplify3D, have to be […]

Flexible Filament Review


Wood Filament Elephant Toy 3 comments

Wood Filament 3D printing wood filament exists since 2012, but it could still be called experimental. It often consists of 60-70% polymers and 40-30% of recycled wood fibres of different kinds. Its qualities in reference to strength, for example, can be similar to PLA. There are no formal specifications for […]

Wood Filament Review



ABS Filament Review - Acetone Vapour Smoothing - 3D Prinitng Materials

ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ABS filament is the second most popular 3D printing materials. Some may consider using ABS easier than PLA, although there are some qualities to watch out for. For one, it does not stick that well to the printing bed compared to PLA. This can be […]

ABS Filament Review


Green and Blue PLA - 3D Printing Material - Tower of PI

PLA – Polylactic Acid PLA is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials. A spool of it often comes together with a new printer. PLA is normally the first filament used by beginners in 3D printing. It is expected to have relatively predictable results. However we noticed that […]

PLA – Best for Beginners