What is the difference: PCL vs PLA filaments?

If you’re just getting into 3D printing the filament names can start to feel like a forest of acronyms. PCL, PLA, ABS, NBC, ABC, etc. (ok the last two are broadcasting companies, also I hate acronyms). But I keep running into both PCL and PLA, especially using my 3D pens. So… What is the difference … Read more

3mm vs 1.75mm Filament For 3D Printing: Difference?

3D printing is a fast-growing industry, and the difference in filament sizes can be confusing. There are two main sizes of filaments(and by extension, 3D printers) that you can buy – 1.75mm and 3mm. The difference between these sizes is in the thickness of the material used to create your object. If you’re not sure … Read more

Is PLA Aquarium Safe? What You Need To Know

Since 3D printing is such an amazing supplementary hobby to other hobbies, many aquarium enthusiasts/3D printing enthusiasts may be wondering if PLA is aquarium-safe. So is it? PLA is aquarium safe if you treat it with a waterproof coating. If left as is, the PLA will absorb water and slowly disintegrate. While the PLA itself … Read more

How to Glue PLA Parts Together

There are many 3D printed models that you can’t print in one piece. You’ll have to glue them together for the final result. So how do you glue PLA and what are the best glues for PLA? Let’s dive in. These methods are really easy and safe, too. Glue PLA with adhesive Cyanoacrylate is a … Read more

Is PETG Dishwasher Safe? Everything You Need to Know

The strength, flexibility, and versatility of PETG plastic make it a popular material for 3D printing projects in workshops around the world. For many newbies, however, one question crops up once they’ve printed their models – is PETG dishwasher-safe? Spoiler alert – the answer is that it’s safe in terms of toxicity, but it’s not … Read more

Best Wood Filament: 6 Picks For Your 3D Printer

There is something hauntingly alluring when it comes to wood particles filaments for all of your 3D printing needs. Wood has an appeal as timeless as it is classic. However, working with real wood to carve figurines and miniatures is not an easy task as such. Just ask any carpenter and wood carver. These professionals … Read more

Can PLA Be Microwaved? Is it Safe?

There are different types of materials out there for 3D printing. However, PLA is now rapidly becoming the filament of choice for many people who love 3D printing. However many people who use it for food utensils want to know if it food safe for microwaves? Is PLA Microwave-safe? PLA is not microwave-safe. Microwaves will … Read more

PLA vs PLA+(Plus): What’s the Difference?

PLA is one of the most common filaments used in 3D printing, but it’s not without its shortfalls. Manufacturers have tried to produce an upgraded form of PLA called PLA+ or PLA Plus. So what’s the difference between the two, if any? Let’s take a look. PLA and PLA+ are quite similar in terms of … Read more

What is the Strongest 3D Printer Filament?

Do you need to 3D print really tough parts? If you want to know which is the strongest 3D printer filament, we’ll show you the top candidates for the toughest 3D printer filaments out there. 3D printers are incredibly useful but in order to get the toughest 3D printed parts possible, not only do you … Read more

Best Filament for Ender 3 – Our Filament Guide

3D printing has exploded in popularity over the past several years. What was once a prohibitively expensive hobby is increasingly accessible. The Ender line of 3D printers in particular represents phenomenal value for money. In this guide, we’ll try to find the best filament for Ender 3 printers. The best option out there for you … Read more

Is PETG Food Safe To 3D Print With?

It isn’t easy to walk down the aisle of any sort of food store without ever coming across something made of different types of plastics. From jars of jam, jellies, and marmalades to bottles of soda to cookie plates, your food is in close contact with a certain kind of plastic. One that has been … Read more

PLA Brittle? Here’s What You Can Do To Fix It

Brittle PLA is a very common problem in 3D printing and can be fixed quite easily. In this post, we’ll look at why PLA goes brittle and what are the ways you can solve this issue. Why does PLA become brittle? PLA can become brittle due to one or a combination of three causes: moisture, … Read more