Honest Joy Filament Review: Solid Economy PLA, HIPS and Nylon Filament

Feiyang Group (Honest Joy) contacted 3D-PT recently to review their production line of 3D printing filaments. Honest Joy sent me a generous sample of 14 different colors and types of filament to test. This sample had a mix of colorful PLA’s, HIPS, and Nylons. Color Change PLA’s Honest Joy currently sells filaments in 1.75 mm […]

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3D Printer Filament Guide & Comparison Chart

There is a huge amount of 3D printing materials, as there is an infinite amount of applications to give each and everyone. This great versatility of materials allows us to explore new prototypes and take them to the highest level of quality; Each 3D printer is unique and has its own attributes. Filaments (the raw […]

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3D Systems releases new full color 3D printer, materials and software updates

A range of new 3D Printing Products and software updates from 3D Systems is now available 3D printing is part of  an innovative world. We all want to improve our designs and 3D print them in less time. Therefore this constantly releasing of new materials is necessary, and today is not the exception. 3D Systems, one […]

UK startup Fishy Filaments turns fishing nets waste into 3D printer filament

UK startup Fishy Filaments recycles fishing nets and turns them into filament for 3D printing The increase in plastic wastes found in the sea is a global phenomenon that manifests itself on a local scale. Whether they are Microplastic pollution, discarded, lost, or abandoned; fishing gear on the sea, or even the increasingly amount of […]

PLA Filament Moisture Study: Effect of Moisture on 3D Printer Filament Properties

Moisture influences printability of 3D printing filaments. This PLA filament moisture study shows that even different filament colours influence the printing properties. PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable 3D printing filament material made usually of starch, potato or sugarcane. It decomposes in a span of several months to few years. Petroleum-based plastics are non-degradable and […]

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Berkeley students create a project to recycle 3D Printing waste

Students Develop a Project to Recycle 3D printing waste generated on Campus. UC Berkeley students Nicole Panditi and Scott Silva have launched an initiative to create a campus wide system that collects and recycles plastic waste from 3D printers. Then new filament can be made by the use of fail 3D prints from different labs […]

Print the Rainbow: Dabble 3D filament review

Dabble 3D  recently approached 3D-PT to review their new line of PLA filaments. As a startup company, Dabble is claiming their edge on the filament market  by producing filaments in a wide range of colors. How wide you may ask? Dabble sent me a generous 40 color sample pack! When I got the sample pack […]

Just How Strong is PLA? Lab Experiment!

So I had the wonderful opportunity to use my school’s physics lab for whatever experiment I wanted, as long as the teacher approved and as long as it was for the purpose of a school paper. So, I decided to test how much stress could be tolerated by 3D Printed PLA bars, with different settings […]

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Kanesis Hemp Bio Plastic PLA Review

Italian filament start-up company Kanesis recently approached 3D-PT to test their new hemp based PLA filament. I have worked with hemp based HIPS from another start-up company before, so I was a bit dubious about mixing hemp with another plastic product. When I received the filament, my mind started to change. Out of the box […]

How moist filaments will screw up your 3D-printing

It’s not a myth guys. Moisture in filaments will really screw up your precious 3D-print! – Moist Filament 101 Not so long ago I decided to put this to the test, and in this video (and article below) you can understand what’s happening! I think the general understanding of most experienced 3D-print users is that […]

3D Printing Fidgets

Recently fidgets have become popular for adults as well as children. Fidgets on the surface may seem like toys, but they are actually adaptive devices to help people focus and calm down in their everyday life. 3D printing is full of printable fidgets. Others designers have published plenty of fidget files, including the recent explosion […]

Ash, Wood, Stone and Metal: 3R3DTM Filament Review

Ash, Wood, Stone and Metal: 3R3DTM Filament Review I recently wrote about a prototype filament from 3R3DTM called reincarnation in a previous review and I recently receive a generous batch of their filaments to test. 3r3dtm is a Spanish Bask County firm that specializes in developing unique blends of filaments. Many of their blends come […]

Not Shiny, but Solid: Proto Pasta Matte Fiber HTPLA

Proto Pasta is a US filament company known as the pioneers of carbon fiber PLA. I have reviewed other Proto Pasta filaments before  and have enjoyed 3D printing with them all. PLA is commonly known as a glossy, shiny, plastic that is well suited for 3D printing. As the field of filaments continue to expand,  […]

Ashes to Filament : 3D Printing for Death

Exotic filament blends are coming to the 3D printing market every day, as startups around the world are competing to produce new filaments for 3D printers. These new filaments often combine the 3D printable properties of PLA with the desired artistic or performance qualities of the composite material. 3R3DTM  is a Spanish Basque Country startup […]

Tinny Home Filament Experiment

In August I had the privilege to have a booth at the Tiny Home Jamboree in Colorado Springs, CO. At the booth I presented  how 3D printing can be used to match the unique needs of the tiny home community. In a future blog I plan to collect all my thoughts about the Jamboree and […]

ColorFabb Composite Filament Review

Months ago ColorFabb  Company sent me a sample box of some of their exotic composite filaments to test. These Colofilaments have been the world leader in composite filaments, combining the properties of the wood, metal and carbon, with the printing properties of PLA. Just like Proto Pasta these composite filaments add a new dimension to a […]

Nanodax Glass Wool Polypropylene Review

Nanodax Co. Ltd is a startup filament company from Japan that is testing a new type of filament material. There prototype Polypropylene filament is glass wool polypropylene (GWPP). When I first read the email from Nanodax about this, I was doubtful that a filament could be made from polypropylene. I associated polypropylene with fleece sweaters […]

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1st Annual Filament Olympics

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are an amazing show of athletic talent from around the world. As the world watches the best compete for the gold medal, I wanted to see how all the filaments that I have tested compare to each other. Just like gymnastics, there is a complex grading system that I can […]

Top 5 American Filament Makers 2016

Top 5 American Filament Makers 2016 I’m all for cheap filaments. Like most of us, I don’t have a lot of money to throw around.  I print a lot, and I’m always looking for an excuse to print something so I rarely buy more expensive filaments.  When I do I try to by inside the […]

Print Metals using a conventional 3D printer.

The Virtual Foundry Company has developed a hybrid filament between metal and thermoplastic materials in order to make Metal prints more accessible to the community; Filamet ™, the 3D printing filament allows you create high-quality metal objects from any conventional desktop printer. Metal prints 3D printing Filament Metal prints requires high-end printers that are not […]

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Beaver 3D Silk-like Filament Review

Many 3D printing filaments have a matte or flat plastic finish to them, which may not make the most appealing artistic 3D prints. While there are methods to polish these prints to a high-gloss finish, using a chemical process can be messy and potentially dangerous. Chinese filament companies have seen this need and have produced […]

Printing with Flexible Filaments

When it comes to Exotic Filaments Flexible Filaments hold a special place in the hearts of many 3D printers. These flexible thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) filaments let you 3d print squishy toys, RC car wheels, and other practical pieces. The main appeal of flexible materials is the ability to print non-ridged items. The new Lulzbot Taz 6 […]

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Best ABS filament for beginners? ABS-X filament review.

At first, I would like to say hello to everyone, it is my first post here and definitely not last one ;).  In this post, I want to review probably one of the most amazing ABS filament for beginners. It is from F3Dfilament.com which is Polish based company that is producing high quality filaments. They […]

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3DDPlus Multicolored Gradient Filament review

3DDPlus (Strongherohero Invest Limited) is a China based 3D filament supply company. In addition to their lines of PLA and ABS filaments, they have recently released an innovative multicolored gradient PLA. Multicolored Gradient 1.75 mm PLA Multicolored gradient (MG) is an innovative solution to 3D printing with filaments of single colors. Unlike standard filaments that […]

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