Common 3D Printing Materials
The following list includes the most Common 3D Printing Materials and Filaments
Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) Filament has become one of the most common materials for 3D printing because it is easy to print, biodegradable and bioderived from corn and other biomaterials.
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Filament is another common 3D printing filament. It is slightly less brittle than PLA and can handle higher temperatures however, it releases fumes when heated so it is advised to keep your print area well ventilated during use.
Wood Fiber (Cellulose + PLA) Filament is a high strength highly robust material made from wood fiber and typically PLA. It has the look, feel, and even the smell of natural wood.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Filament, most commonly known for use in plastic water bottles, is a versatile recyclable filament. Objects printed in PET can often be recycled as well.
Poly Vinyl Alcohol (PVA) Filament is used a support material for complex objects. After the printing process, the PVA can be dissolved away with water creating open spaces in the object.
Nylon Filament can be sourced with different chain lengths and is desirable for it’s high strength and high heat resistance.
Ninjaflex & Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) Filaments are soft flexible materials with a variety of applications.