If your planning to do some 3d printing… you will need some filament.
Following is our guide to 3d Print Filaments which will help you choose the right type for your application.
ABS – has strength, flexibility, machinability, and higher temperature resistance, often making it the preferred plastic for engineers, and professional applications. The hot plastic smell deter some as does the plastics petroleum based origin. The additional requirement of a heated print bed means there are some printers simply incapable of printing ABS with any reliability.
PLA – has wide range of available colors, translucency and glossy feel often attract those who print for display or small household uses. Many appreciate the plant based origins and prefer the semi-sweet smell over ABS. When properly cooled, PLA seems to have higher maximum printing speeds, lower layer heights, and sharper printed corners. Combining this with low warping on parts make it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists, and schools.
Specialty – offers something a little different... grom colour changing to imitation copper and aluminum, these days there is a big range of specialty filaments which can add new dimensions to your 3d printing creations. It won't be long before you can print food… so watch this space !