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3D Printing Flexible Filament

3D Printing Flexible Filament Flexible filament, commonly referred to as a Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) or Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) is known for its elasticity allowing for 3D prints that bend and stretch. Multiple degrees of flexibility from semi-flexible to ultra-flexible make for a wide array of applications. Flexible filaments are ideally used for vibration dampening, grips, […]


3D Printing Nylon

3D Printing Nylon Nylon filament is an extremely tough, semi-flexible material that is highly impact- and abrasion- resistant. Its low friction coefficient and high melting temperature make it an ideal material for an array of engineering specific applications. Nylon is most prevalent in fabrics and fibers but can be found in a myriad of other products […]


3D Printing Polypropylene

3D Printing Polypropylene (PP)   Polypropylene (PP) is a widely used thermoplastic material made from a semi-crystalline polymer. It is semi-rigid in nature and has excellent fatigue resistance, making it ideal for packaging and storage applications where a tough but semi-flexible material is needed. Polypropylene has many applications but is mostly prevalent in the automotive and packaging […]


3D Printing Polycarbonate

3D Printing Polycarbonate (PC) Polycarbonate (PC) is a thermoplastic material known for its strength, durability and optical clarity (transparency). It has a high impact resistance and can withstand high temperatures, making it ideal for engineering specific applications. Known commercially as Lexan®, polycarbonate has many applications, including CDs, DVDs, bulletproof glasses, sunglass lenses, scuba masks, electronic display […]

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Types of Flexible Filament

While there are several materials on the market that have flexible properties, the two major types of flexible filament are Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). Both of these are made from thermoplastic elastomers which are derived from a blend of hard plastic and soft rubber. While terminology is often mixed, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is the most commonly used flexible material within the 3D printing industry […]

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Types of 3D Printing

Although there are many different printers available, only nine basic types of 3D printing technology currently exist: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EMB), Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM), Binder Jetting (BJ), and Material Jetting/Wax Casting. The three most common are […]

3D Printing Supports

I need to add supports to my 3D print; what are they? While FDM printing has come a long way since its infancy, there is still room for improvement. The nature of 3D printing creates objects by building layers-upon-layers, relying on the underlying layers to support the next. This works well for objects that don’t […]


Spool Comparison Guide – 3D Printer Spools

3D printer spools come in many different styles and sizes. Most 3D printers will accept spools that fall within a set of industry accepted standards. Our spools are designed to fit most 3D printers that accept a standard spool size. We have small 220g filament spools and large filament spools that contain 5kg all the way […]

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What is 3D Printing? How does 3D Printing Work?

What is 3D Printing? 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process in which three-dimensional objects are created from digital files. This process was first invented in the mid-1980s in which a printer uses various materials such as plastic polymers, resin or even metal to create 3D objects. 3D printing allows for ultimate customizability because it […]


3D Printing Filament Guide

Our 3D printing filament comparison guide will show you valuable information for the most popular filaments, such as print temperature, bed temperature, glass transition zone, print performance, strength, fumes, when they are best used and when they are not to be used for optimal results. This guide is meant to give you comparisons such as […]

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How 3D printers work? Anatomy of a 3D Printer

Want to know how 3D printers work and what’s going on inside of one. Here we dissect a Fusion3 F306 printer to give you an overview of the main parts found inside most 3D printers. We don’t cover every single nut and bolt, just the important parts that are instrumental in printing. Click here for […]


How Much Does a 3D Printer Cost?

The days of prohibitive 3D printer costs are long gone. With a goal of putting a 3D printer in every home, the industry democratized, driving price points down while raising product quality — it’s prime time for getting into rapid prototyping […]

Important Advantages of PETG Filament in 3D Printing

ABS and PLA filaments are widely known in the 3D printing universe, but there are important advantages of PETG filament in 3D printing that are causing it to quickly growing as a popular option for builds. The properties of PETG make it an appropriate choice for producing a vast array of impact-resistant and flexible items. […]

Matte PLA and Glossy PLA

Matte and Glossy PLA Prints

3D printing is versatile in itself but materials can be printed in different ways that result in diverse finishes that aren’t dependent on post-processing techniques.  […]


3D Printing in North Carolina

North Carolina knows rapid prototyping and 3D printing. N.C. State University, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle Park anchor the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, making the region a hotbed of rapid prototyping on the East Coast. […]