3D Printing Materials

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This is a list of our 3D printing filaments. You can choose from any of these once you are qualified to carry out filament changes on the different machines! Each spool is labeled with a consecutive number so you can easily consult this page with any questions. Excess plastic is collected in bags labeled with the same numbers for recycling.

Besides the pages about plastics we have already written in this wiki, the Prusa 3D printing handbook is a great resource for looking up properties and possible difficulties.

We try to keep things easy and recommend a donation of 5 ct per gram for all our materials - all proceeds go into new materials and printer repairs or upgrades. If you would to see a certain color or material added, please suggest it to a manager or leave a note at the bottom of this page.

Stock Overview

Have a look our current selection of materials and colors below. If no photo of the color is available yet, hover over the "N/A" image with the mouse to see the name of the color!

Spool # Color Material Diameter Temperature (Nozzle/Bed) Supplier More
S00x
<color>
<e.g. PLA> <e.g. 1.75 mm> <hot/less hot> <e.g. UniCoFil> <any comments?>
S001 white unknown 1.75mm 230 / 60 unknown
S002 translucent blue PLA 1.75mm 230 / 60 Unicofil
S003 translucent green PLA 1.75mm 230 / 60 Unicofil
S004 red unknown 1.75mm ? / ? unknown
S005 whit PETG 1.75mm 230 / 75 das filament PETG could damage the PEI sheet

Spool Weight

If you don't know whether a spool has enough material left for your print, weigh it on a sensitive scale and subtract the weight of the spool itself to learn the amount of filament left.

A spool from Innofil 3D weighs 250 g, a spool from UniCoFil weighs 220 g and a spool from "DAS FILAMENT" weights 218g.

Experiences

Here we will sum up our overall opinions about the various suppliers we have tested. You can also read this german article if you want to get a general idea of the pros and cons of different materials.

  • UniCoFil
    • great quality, local supplier!
    • relatively strong - usually positive, but keep this in mind when planning to tap holes with screws!
    • offers multicolor and lignin filaments
  • DAS FILAMENT
    • made in Germany
    • nice quality and price but charges 6+ € for shipping on each order
    • also offers PETG (not tested yet)
  • SmartPrint (Amazon)
    • pretty cheap, on eco-friendly cardboard spools
    • quality not consistent across all colors
    • limited selection

Wanted

  • <your request here!>