Quick Facts on Filaments

 Material

Quick Facts

Extruder Temp.

Bed Temp.

Recommended Build Surface

Purchase

PLA

+ Great general purpose material

+ Wide usable temperature range

215 - 220 °C 60 - 70 °C Polyimide Tape Buy MakerGear PLA
ABS

+ Tougher than PLA

- Less forgiving temperature range

- Larger parts have a tendency to warp (enclosure recommended)

245 - 250 °C 110 °C Bare glass with glue stick Buy MakerGear ABS
Poly support

+ Popular peel-away support material

210 - 225 °C 60 - 70 °C Bare glass with glue stick Buy MakerGear Polysupport
HIPS

+ Dissolvable support material for intricate geometry

- Not ideal for home use (requires d-Limonine solvent to dissolve)

240 - 245 °C 90 - 115 °C Bare glass with glue stick Buy HIPS
Carbon Fiber / Nylon

+ Strong

+ Great print resolution

- Abrasive (use a Stainless Steel Nozzle for longer life)

260  - 270°C (up to 290°C if needed)
100 - 110 °C Polyimide Tape Buy 3DXTechCarbonX

Helpful Tips & Tricks

  • For stronger parts - use a temperature on the upper end of the usable temperature range
  • For smoother, better looking parts - use a temperature on the lower end of the usable temperature range

 

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