Having a 3D printer without filament is sort of like having a regular printer without paper or ink. And while a lot of printers come with some filament there’s a good chance you’ve been printing up a storm and need something new. That’s why we’ve started carrying a complete line of 3D printing filament in a variety of colors!
Our PLA Filaments are great basic materials for 3D printers. 1.75mm diameter PLA filament works best with PrintrBot Simples, and the 3mm diamter material works best with the LulzBot Taz.
- PLA is bioplastic so its made from renewable natural resources. It’s biodegradable in commerical compost facilities so you can feel good and green about whatever you’re printing. There’s less warping when printing with PLA and it works best when extruded between 160°C and 220°C.
- The raw material used to produce the Ultimachine PLA filament are Natureworks PLA4043D Ingeo resins, created from corn grown in the United States. The pigments used in these filaments are also bio-friendly and formulated specifically to suit PLA.
Our ABS Filaments are great basic materials for 3D printers. We don’t currently carry any printers that work with 1.75mm ABS filaments but you can modify your LulzBot Taz to work with 1.75mm filament by checking out our tutorial! The 3mm ABS filaments work best with theLulzBot Taz. ABS filament does not work with the Printrbots!
- ABS is lightweight thermoplastic that’s great for extruding. It’s less brittle than PLA and has a higher temperature resistance of 200-250°C. It’s great for experience 3D printers and engineers. One disadvantage of ABS is that it lets off a chemical smell so it’s a good idea to print in a well-ventilated area.
NinjaFlex is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that produces flexible prints with elastic properties. Patent pending technology allows for smooth feeding and clean, high-quality printed parts. NinjaFlex’s unique flexibility and smooth feeding characteristics enable you to create in ways you never thought possible.
- Ninjaflex is best suited for Fused Deposition 3D printers that use 1.75mm or 3mm filament or 3D printers that accept other types of filaments (like ABS and PLA).