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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.

  • PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon & More
  • Dual-Color, Support, & Metal Filaments
  • MH Build, PRO Series, & Specialty Brands

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Polypropylene Filament
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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.


Common Transition Temps

Common Bed Temps

Printing Surface


205±15 °C

40±15 °C



230±10 °C

90±10 °C

Glass with ABS slurry or kapton tape


245±10 °C

60±10 °C

Blue painters tape or bed adhesive


255±15 °C

70±10 °C



250±10 °C

90±10 °C

Hairspray, bed adhesive


250±15 °C

110±10 °C

Packing tape or polypropylene


230±10 °C

50±15 °C

Glass, painters tape


235±10 °C

70±10 °C

Glass with kapton tape or hairspray


290±20 °C

130±15 °C


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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