Filament - material for 3D printers
3D printers melt plastic from filament rolls and layer them into 3D models. The first 3D printers processed filament made of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS). This material is stable, but not easy to print: the processing is practically impossible without a heated print bed and a closed installation space. This drives up the printing costs. Later, the easier-to-print PLA began its triumphal journey, but it’s far more sensitive to damage. Nowadays, the market offers several different materials with different advantages and disadvantages. Among other things, filaments vary mostly in colors and printing properties. For prototypes and model building, it’s recommended to use PLA because it’s easy-to-process and usually sufficient. If you have a heated print bed and attach more attention to durability, you should use ABS. If there is no heating bed available and the printing result should still be stable and heat-resistant, it is worth taking a look at the PLA variants PLA-Tec or PLA +. If you want to print semi-transparent covers for lamps or waterproof vases, go for PETG. Plastic is also the first choice for items that come into contact with food. If you want to print decorative objects, it’s worth taking a look at the filaments with a real wood addition. These have a pleasant feel, and they usually look very good.
Botland.store provides a large selection of high-quality filaments, so you will be able to choose the best options for your needs.
A filament that matches your printer
Those who plan to buy a 3D printer should carefully choose a suitable filament. For this to succeed, it’s essential to know what materials are available. You have probably already heard about filaments. A proper material is essential to print a 3D object. It is important to know that filament is not a raw material, but rather the way raw material is offered to the consumer. There are different types of filaments, but which one will be the best for your printer?
The filament type should match the capabilities of your 3D printer. Pay attention to the maximum temperature of your device and whether the printer has a heated bed. To print 3D objects, you must choose a proper filament. View the wishes for your project: does it have many details? Does it have to be flexible, or can it withstand heat? Or maybe you opt for a filament with extra effects such as a glow-in-the-dark color? If you want to buy a high-quality filament, but you don’t know which one to choose, don’t hesitate to contact our customer support. Botland.store offers a large variety of filaments. In our catalog, you will find PLA, Pro PLA, ABS, Smart ABS, PETG, TPU, ACE, HIPS-X, and more filaments.
Filament for beginners
If you have no experience with your 3D printer, and you want to start printing without wasting a lot of money, you should carefully choose filament. For first attempts, the filament should be cheap and easy to work with, but still give decent results. That’s why beginners and hobbyists often buy PLA as their first filament. Although it is less resistant than ABS or PETG, it’s much easier to use.