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3D Printer Filament

3D Printer Filament

At MatterHackers, we take pride in offering the largest selection of 3D printing filament available. From our affordable MH Build Series filament, to our professional-grade PRO Series filament, you can find any material, like PLA, ABS, NylonX, PETG, TPU, TPE, Flexibles, Polycarbonate, and more! Along with our industry-proven brand of filament, we also carry other top-notch materials from ColorFabb, Taulman3D, NinjaTek, Ultimaker, 3DFuel, and more. 

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About 3D Printer Filament

What is 3D printing filament?

3D printing filament is a thermoplastic, or polymer, that melts when heated and is extruded through a nozzle layer by layer to create a three-dimensional object. After the filament is extruded, it cools and becomes the surface the next layer is deposited on top of.

3D printing filament is sold in spools ranging in weight from 0.5 kg to 10 kg. It comes in two diameters; 1.75mm and 2.85mm.

The most commonly used filaments are PLA and ABS. Both have advantages for different applications.

What types of filament are there?

Below is a chart showing the more common types of filament, along with their transition temperatures, bed temperatures, and ideal printing surfaces.

Filament

Common Transition Temps

Common Bed Temps

Printing Surface

PLA

205±15 °C

40±15 °C

Glass

ABS

230±10 °C

90±10 °C

Glass with ABS slurry or kapton tape

PETG

245±10 °C

60±10 °C

Blue painters tape or bed adhesive

Nylon

255±15 °C

70±10 °C

Garolite

ASA

250±10 °C

90±10 °C

Hairspray, bed adhesive

Polypropylene

250±15 °C

110±10 °C

Packing tape or polypropylene

TPU/TPE

230±10 °C

50±15 °C

Glass, painters tape

PCTPE

235±10 °C

70±10 °C

Glass with kapton tape or hairspray

Polycarbonate

290±20 °C

130±15 °C

Gluestick/hairspray

PVA Support

180±20 °C

45±10 °C

LayerLock PEI

Breakaway Support

210±10 °C

50±5 °C

LayerLock PEI

HIPS Support

230±10 °C

50±10 °C

Glass with kapton tape or hairspray

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