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Knowledge Base

Here you can find helpful information about what materials would work best based on your printing needs.

Materials

ABS

Strong and robust. Heat and chemical resilient. An Inexpensive choice for engineering-grade prints.

Polycarbonate PC

High strength, impact resistance, and high heat deflection. Used in engineering applications.

PLA

PLA is easy to print, at low cost. Non-toxic and Eco friendly. A perfect starting point for people new to 3D printing.

ABS-X

ABS-X is a modified version of ABS with reduced warping and more reliable bed adhesion.

PCTPE

PCTPE is Taulman’s version of a flexible filament, which is a co-polymer of TPE and Nylon.

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a semi-flexible water-resistant lightweight material. PP is relatively lightweight and has good chemical resistant properties.

ASA

ASA has high strength and durability and will not become discolored or lose its form from sunlight exposure.

PEEK

One of the highest performance thermoplastics ever invented.Used in demanding environments.

PVA

A Water-soluble material used for supports in 3D printing.

Nylon

Nylon has high impact. abrasion & heat resistance; offering a high amount of tensile strength..

PET-G

A versatile middle ground between PLA and ABS. PET-G Is stronger than PLA but easier to print with than ABS.

TPU

A Rubber-like flexible material. TPU boasts extreme flexibility and even remains flexible in colder environments. This flexibility also means it can retain its form after taking impacts.