More to Know about 3D Printing Filament


Now that you know the basics of 3D Printing, you are likely to see yourself much interested with it. So, to help you with this, here are some of the additional information that you have to know about 3D printing filament.

3D Printing Filament is considered as blood of any 3D printer. It comes from different types and kinds and has two basic diameter sizes. These are 1.75mm and 3.0mm. Of the two measurements, the 3.0mm is the older and most used type on the past years of printing. 1.75mm takes its place in the world of 3D printing as a sort of alternative for the 3.0mm ones with its ability to get pushed slightly at a relatively easier manner.

Though having these two standard sizes, 3D printing filament can still come on different sizes depending on its manufacturer. However, 1.75 and 3.0mm are the maximum measurement for it.

In choosing which 3D printing filament to use, you must be careful as it often dictates the quality of your print. As such, we have a quick list of the considerations when buying.

  1. See to it that the type of filament you are about to order is compatible and is exactly for your printer’s use.
  2. Always check the filament grade. There are standard grades of filament in 3D printing industry such as 4043D and 2003D for PLA and PA-747 for ABS.
  3. Consider the printing condition of filament. Some types of filaments could be best used with cold weather.