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 […]

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 […]

PLA filament moisture

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 […]

Cheapest 3D Printing Filaments that don’t suck.

Printing with exotic filaments is great but it can be very expensive. It actually is the most expensive part of this hobby. I’m not just talking about the exotics, though. Matter hackers are one of the more trusted filament makers around and if you just buy the bread and butter of filaments PLA and ABS, […]

The future of 3d printing In the home.

I have been thinking about the future of home 3D printing. I have only had a 3d printer for a couple years now but I have been following the community for far longer. The days when home brew machines used weed eater line and printers looked more like an evil erector set, out to burn your […]

6 tools everyone with a 3d printer should own.

I like to be prepared. Having the correct 3d printing tools has always been a priority of mine. As a mechanics kid, Of course, our car was always broke down but hey such is life right. My father owned the shop and I was lucky enough to have a father that insisted I learn how […]

July’s Makerbox subscription review. Should you subscribe?

Subscription boxes can be a lot of fun to get. Every month a box of random stuff arrives at your door This is exciting because you have no idea what’s in it. This in my mind is what makes them great. That moment of what did I get followed by the fun of discovering just what’s […]

5 3D prints sure to help you get your game on.

On thing, I love doing with my 3D Printers is finding things around my house to mod,replace or repair with them. It really is nice to run to the store every time I need to fix something. Sure there are things I can’t fix with my printer but these are things I should also probably […]

5 Quick tips for abs prints.

Most 3d printer owners tend to avoid ABS for a number of reasons. Some stem from misinformation some stem from fear but most are just because they can’t get prints to turn out using ABS. This is a shame really because when you think about it we are trying to get the strongest prints available. […]

Upgrading a Prusa i3

If you have been involved in the 3D printing world since its inception then at some point you will have come across Josef Prusa and the original i3. Josef created argueably the first open source 3D printer that pretty much anyone with instructions could make from freely available materials back in 2009. So there are […]

i3 upgrades

3D printing some RC projects summer time fun.

Summer is almost upon us. We all need to get outside more and what’s a better way to get outside than by printing up some fun RC toys to play with. I’m a big RC hobbyist. When I was a kid I built Gas Planes, HellisCarHell'(If you are new to RC stay away from Helicopters […]

Will your 3D-printer kill you?

Will your 3D-printer kill you? As the 3D printers spread around the world, a fact that some people call the “new industrial revolution”, there are more and more concerns about the dangers surrounding these machines. The most common desktop 3D printers use the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM, which is […]

Will your 3D printer kill you?

How to 3D Print Using FilaFlex ?

Hi folks! Every day some people just come to me asking about flexible filaments just like “Ninja Flex” or “Filaflex” So here we will learn the basics about getting good results and maintaining your printer safe =] Oh Wait?! Who is this guy? What is he doing here at 3Dprinterchat.com ? Well, my name is Guilherme Razgriz, […]

3D Printing Filament Review

In a previous blog I discussed what makes good 3D printing filament. That blog was written from the hard earned experience I got in working with the filaments I’ll review here. Testing procedures All of this filament review were 3D printed on a Makerbot 5th gen Replicator or Lulzbot Taz 5. The 5th gen 3D […]

Magnetic PLA Filament

I havent written about GRAPHENE Lab Inc. yet but this PLA Filament made first place in my todo list.
Graphene has developed a line of filaments in a variety of speciality materials, like wood, glow in the dark, and, “obviously”, conductive. Their latest product is a magnetic filament, which is now available from Graphene 3D Lab’s filament store and ours (just click the store button up top), BlackMagic3D, as well as from Amazon.

Magnetic PLA Filament

3D Solutech Silver Metal 1.75mm ABS 3D Printer Filament 2.2 LBS (1.0KG)

A Really nice Silver ABS Filament! This ABS 1.75mm 3D printer filament more than fills the bill. It is very accurate in diameter, and not too rigid. But it is rolled up abit too tight on the reel. I have run into filaments that seem to be almost done by a kids hand though so this one is […]

3D Solutech Silver Metal 1.75mm ABS 3D Printer Filament

Super strong Filament for your printer

My favorite filament the Hatchbox 1.75mm Black PLA 3D Printer Filament – 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) – Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm Is selling cheap!  In the past I have used filament from many other manufacturers. I switched to using Hatchbox after finding their spool prices cheaper by 13 dollars. I havent found a need to change the […]