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Filaments for Arts, Crafts, modelling etc

If you are interested in 3D printing arts and crafts then we have a wonderful selection of the most exciting filaments from around the world.  Several types of wood filaments,  clay filaments, magnetic iron, stainless steel, hemp, beer, conductive and many many more.  Take a look through our range and we can guarantee you will be walking away with hundreds of ideas on what to print next!
The Arnitel ID 2045 3D printing filament, is a material that many of you have been asking for.  This unique 3D desktop printing filament has many of the characteristics that will move your 3D printing applications up a notch.  The Arnitel ID 2045 filament is bio-degradable, 100% recyclable and made from 50% Bio-feedstock, so already this ticks a lot of your boxes.
PolyDissolve™ S1 can be used as full support material or only as the interface between the support structure and the model, this later can allow the support to be easily removable by hand but will also speed up the dissolving process.
There are times when you may require a quality filament that has very low light refraction.  Even though we love all our wonderful quality PLA filaments, we have sometimes required a filament which had a plain matte finish, making it look less like plastic!
A wonderful range of silky smooth satin finished PLA filaments. Easily printed with absolutely no warp, "print perfect" layer adhesion, with added strength.
From the International team of filament engineers PolyMaker™, comes the new high quality recyclable PETG material.  High Impact, low warp, perfect finish filament.  The material for working parts, such as hinges, clasps, coverings, joints and brackets.  This is a material for a thousand uses!
A 3D printing filament made of biodegradable PLA, low cost, high quality and processed using Jam Free technology.
Thriba 3D Skulpt
 A PET-G polymer filament which has been enfused with minute carbon fibres (no nozzle clogging with this filament).  Giving you a wonderful lightweight , easy to print, high strength, extremely low warp filament.  Perfect for drones, RC Cars, trucks, tanks, plus many more incredible uses.
Easy to print, superb finish, low warp and magnificent layer adhesion.  Bake it to make it tougher!
Well, here we are in the "holiday season".  What started as an experiment in creating Pumpkin or Holiday Spice had such a clear cinnamon influence that we're calling it Aromatic Cinnamon HTPLA.  Enjoy a more pleasant printing experience this holiday or any day!  The dark, rich translucent brown pleases with red and copper tones depending on thickness and light.
The new Polyshable 3D printing filament! Create wonderfully smooth prints by using the Polymaker Polysher™ and unique Polysmooth™ filament.
FilaPrint PET-G poly(ethylene terephthalate) - is glycol modified PET filament (a polymer resin of the polyester family).  If you do not wish to print with ABS and need a filament that is both strong, impact resistant and durable, even for the most demanding applications.  Food safe accpetable.
ABS X is the next-generation ABS filament. By applying zero warp technology to the filament it has created an ABS filament with far less cracking, near perfect interlayers, reliable bed adhesion.
Fiberlogy are a Polish company who use high tech engineering equipment to make the very best printing filaments. Using their years of experience in plastic processing and extrusion profiling to make quality products, such as the Fiberwood, HIPS,  HD PLA and now FiberFlex 40D a Thermoplastic Elastomer otherwise know as TPE.
A bright, bold alternative to Carbon or Glass Fibers, Matte Fiber HTPLA is great for both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!  Leaves your print with a seamless, fibre like finish, can then be annealed in the oven at around 80c for an hour to increase its strength and durability.  Available in several standard colours.
Take gloss to another level with Glitter Flake HTPLA.  Print with the ease of standard PLA with standard hardware and temperatures, but make fun, mesmerizing prints that stand out.  Celebrate good times with ornaments, disco balls, toys, and treasures.  If you want to make a print more fun, just add glitter.  Glitter Flake has little risk of clogging or wearing your nozzle, and it won't make a glitter mess, but beware, printing with glitter is sure to be addictive!  Glitter particles will lay flat with smaller layers, giving top/bottom surfaces more shine than sidewall, so have some fun playing with resolution to see how the result changes!
PolyPlus PLA, a filament that just works straight off the spool. Superb quality finish, excellent layer adhesion, with absolutely no warping! A filament you will just want to print, print and print again, 100% biodegradable.
At a low temperature the colour is Purple and as the temperature increases the filament turns a reddish Pink and when cools goes back to Purple, just holding it in your warm hand can change the colour tone.  Available in Blue to Green - Purple to Pink - Grey to White.
Proto-pasta Conductive PLA is a great choice for low-voltage circuitry applications, touch sensor projects, and using prints to interact with touch screens.  Has also been used for the bumpers on our 3D printed pinball machine!
Glow in the Dark filaments available in Glow Blue and Glow Green - PLA & ABS in both diametres.
t-glase by taulman 3D is made from the highest optical quality PETT material and is currently only available from two chemical plants.  Unlike other polymers, some PETT, including t-glase are not considered “transparent”.  Instead, it belongs to a group of polymers that are considered “colorless” and or “colorless with a percentage of reflectivity”.  t-glase is also considered “water-clear” and “optically correct”.  The filament comes in a variety of colours including clear, available in 1.75mm & 2.85/3mm.
EasyCork™ by FormFutura is a lightweight cork-filled PLA-based 3D Printer filament which is gravimetrically filled with approximately 30% cork fibres. The gravimetric filling with relatively lightweight cork fibres means that EasyCork™ has extremely high volumetric cork filling properties, allowing you to 3D print beautiful objects with great cork-like aesthetics and cork-like properties such as being lightweight and impact resistant.
EasyWood™ by FormFutura looks, feels and smells like real wood. EasyWood™ Olive, Coconut, Ebony, Birch & Willow filaments are made from a unique mixture of 40% grinded wood particles in combination with the modified and proven easy-to-print binding polymers used for our EasyFil™ filaments. This extraordinary blend has resulted in a high-end and unsurpassed “easy to print” wooden filament.
Fillamentum Timberfill is a 3D Printer Filament for the FFF (also known as FDM) 3D printing technology. The advantage of this material is that it can be used in 3D printing easily, that it allows a high quality of printing even in tricky details with excellent lamination of the printed object.  Available in tones as Champagne - Lightwood - Cinnamon - Rosewood.
Flexfill 92A & Flexfill 98A by Fillamentum try printing flexible parts with Flexfill 3D Printer Filament by Fillamentum and if you have a printer with two print heads you can use Flexfill to add an extra layer which will make the surface soft to touch.
FlexiFil™ filament by FormFutura is a rubber-like 3D printer filament which allows you to print flexible objects, such as rubber machine parts, soft toys, flip-flops, and other rubbery items. FlexiFil™ opens doors to a whole new field of application when it comes to desktop 3D printing. It’s up to your own imagination what you would like to create and print. FlexiFil™ is a flexible Thermoplastic Co-Polyester 3D printer filament with a Shore hardness of 45D.
Forefront 41™ Flex  A flexible high-performance polypropylene-based 3D printing filament made entirely from polyolefins with excellent 'memory' for printing flexible parts including;
HDglass™ by FormFutura The new amorphous , high strength and ultra-transparent modified PETG compounded 3D printer filament range. HD stands for “Heavy Duty”, as HDglass™ has excellent properties when it comes to strength, toughness and temperature resistance for same like materials.
Proto-pasta's Aromatic Coffee PLA is the first speciality blend based on our new High Temp PLA formulation. This seemingly odorless plastic releases an invigorating roast coffee scent when heated. Beyond this novel feature, it is the most beautiful pearlescent, translucent bronze color when printed and becomes very wood-like when heat treated. Coffee PLA prints like standard PLA but has a potential Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of as much as 140C (285F) depending on post-processing.
Proto-pasta's Fresh Cut Aromatic Pine PLA is based on our easy printing, high quality PLA. This seemingly odorless plastic releases an invigorating pine scent when heated. Beyond this novel feature, it has a unique translucence with a beautiful wood fleck. Aromatic Pine PLA, made with the highest quality dry, finely ground Balsam Fir needles, prints like standard PLA.
Laywoo D3 FLEX - Kai Parthy has developed an elastic version of his remarkable wood-like filament called LAYWOO-D3 FLEX, which is bendable. As the same for Laywoo D3, you can achieve different colour tones by changing temperatures.
MOLDLAY by Kai Parthy of Germany  is the only 3D printable wax-like thermoplastic which can be used to cast a variety of materials. If you are a prop designer, then this material is definitely for you.
LAY PVA by Kai Parthy of Germany is an excellent water soluble support material by Kai Parthy of CC Products. Superb performance when dual printing, protected against overheating.
POROLAY GEL-LAY by Kai Parthy of Germany is a new filament which has a jelly-like feature. This material is made from a rubber-elastomeric polymer and a PVA-component. That means that part of this filament is water soluble.
POROLAY LAY-FOMM 40 & 60 by Kai Parthy of Germany is best characterized as foamy and highly porous. This material is made from a rubber-elastomeric polymer and a PVA-component. That means that part of this filament is water soluble. Once you rinse this material in water, the PVA component dissolves and the rubber polymer remains as your micro-porous object. LAY-FOMM 60 feels like soft rubber with holes and is therefore ideal for printing soft rubber-like objects, such as bendable suits and sponge-like objects, ink-reservoirs, bio-cells, micro-foam and elastics.  Lay-Fomm 40 for soft objects (~ 60 Shore A) and Lay-Fomm 60 (~ Shore A60) for slightly bending-rigid objects.
POROLAY LAY-FELT by Kai Parthy of Germany is a new filament which has felt-like features, it contains stiff and soft felt-fibers. This material is made from a elastomeric polymer and a PVA-component. That means that part of this filament is water soluble. Once you rinse this material in water, the PVA component dissolves and the elastomeric polymer remains as your stable fibrous object. The felty feature of this material makes it ideal for printing filters, 3D membranes, semipermeable membranes, artificial paper and bendable felty fabrics. LAY-FELT is also very suitable for use in water treatment membranes, or in electro-cells.
LayBrick by Kai Parthy of Germany is perfect for sculpture modelling and architectural pieces. Looks like a soft and smooth clay in its filament form. Can be printed to have a rough or smooth texture, depending on the temperature it is extruded by.
Laywoo D3 by Kai Parthy of Germany, looks like wood, smells like wood, all from a mixture of plastic and recycled wood. Different printing temperatures creates alternative colour tones.
MetalFil™ by FormFutura - Ancient Bronze is an incredible new metal-filled PLA-based filament with approximately 80% of gravimetric bronze filling. This incredible high filling with bronze powders enables every FDM 3D printer user to 3D print bronze objects which are almost indistinguishable from genuine bronze.
MetalFil™ by FormFutura - Classic Copper is an incredible new metal-filled PLA-based filament with approximately 80% of gravimetric copper filling. This incredible high filling with copper powders enables every FDM 3D printer user to 3D print copper objects which are almost indistinguishable from genuine copper.
t-glase PETG by taulman 3D - Strength - First, as it’s a taulman 3D industrial line, it has to be strong and we, along with our local testers and some selected industrial testers, are very pleased with the strength of t-glase, especially with the larger nozzles used on industrial units.  FDA approved – t-glase is specifically made of FDA approved polymers for direct food contact/containers.  This includes cups and other liquid storage parts as well as utensils.  Environmental - While t-glase is not biodegradable like PLA, it is a material that’s considered 100% reclaimable.  Thus the new “struders” that convert failed prints back to usable line work perfectly with t-glase.  If you have a “struder”, you can actually mix in 12% of the total weight in discarded clear water bottles.  Available in six colours.
Fluorescent PLA's & ABS by Reprapper Tech Ltd.  A great value for money filament, this material lights up when subjected to UV light, a great all year round filament, available in Red, Blue, Green & Yellow. You can view the UV in action, 5 minutes into this video of the 2016 TCT show by James Bruton.
Polysupport by Polymaker - No more smell of citrus, or your elbows in water when using PVA! PolySupport™ is a material designed to solve one of the most intimidating problems in desktop FDM/FFF 3D printing. PolySupport™ generates support structures that can be easily removed by hand.  When you need to create an intricate model that requires a little support.
PolyWood™ by Polymaker is a wood mimic printing material that contains no actual wood (foam based) ensuring a clean Jam-Free™ printing experience.
Stainless Steel PLA Filament by Proto-pasta. A perfectly blended combination of 4043D PLA from Natureworks and finely powdered Stainless Steel. This material can be polished to a high shine when printed.  Now what could you print with this?
Magnetic Iron PLA Filament by Proto-pasta.  Magnetic Iron PLA Filament. A perfectly blended combination of 4043D PLA from Natureworks and finely powdered iron. Now what do you think you can you print with this? Hold a magnet to it and it sticks!  Soaking your printed part in salt water for 2 days will give it an awesome rusted effect.
Check out filament John's video below.
2nd Generation Purement.  The worlds only antibacterial material PUREMENT has been certified by the SIAA (Society of Industrial technology for Antimicrobial Articles) , antimicrobial registered by FDA and ROHS Test(Directive on the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment), who verified that it contains no harmful organic substances and is an eco-friendly product that has consistent antibacterial effects.
REFLECT-o-LAY by Kai Parthy.  An easy to print PLA filament, flexible and filled with millions of reflective pigments which reflect when light is directed at them, so they will glow when illuminated up by other light sources.  The pigments occour as little dots on the surface of the filament and of course after printing.
SOLAY by Kai Parthy of GermanyNearly zero warp!  The filament is printable from a smooth to a very rough surface, near a sandstone texture.  For architectural models / landscapes, with no plastic feeling.  The objects are ink-able, grind-able.  Contains natural mineralic fillers (super-fine milled chalk) and harmless co-polyesters.  The filament is brittle under 20°C, heat it with a hairdryer and it´s bendable.
At a low temperature the colour is grey and as the temperature increases the filament turns White and when cools goes back to grey, just holding it in your warm hand can change the colour tone.  Also available as a Blue Green to Yellow Green and Purple to Pink.  You can view a couple of filament thermochanging videos on our Youtube Channel.
T-lyne by taulman 3D is a unique, crystal clear polyethylene copolymer developed specifically for high durability, flexibility, unique viscosity and a wide temperature range. The potential candidate for Prosthetics. When placed in hot water you can reshape and it will hold its new shape when cooled!