HIPS Filament: Complete HIPS 3D Printing Guide

HIPS filament (High Impact Polystyrene) is a support material for stabilizing prints that cannot stay in one position while being printed due to their shape or design. Not all HIPS is the same quality or price, though. One common complaint about bad HIPS filaments is that they leave a residue behind after they are dissolved. … Read more

5 Tips About How To Print With Wood Filaments

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Now that we’ve told you about some of the best wood filaments available, let’s go over how to print with wood filaments. Wood filament is often difficult to print with. Many beginners buy a roll of wood filament expecting to print with it just like any other PLA filament. But that is a mistake. Wood … Read more

PLA vs ABS: PLA And ABS Comparison Guide


Many different materials are used in the 3D printing, but the most common plastics are ABS and PLA. But what are the differences, and when should you choose PLA vs ABS? As we mentioned in our review of best PLA filament brands, there is a lot of misinformation about PLA out there. For instance, some articles recommend … Read more

Inland Filament Review: The Best Cheap Filament Ever

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Inland filament isn’t fancy. But it sets the standard for what a cheap, budget-friendly filament should be like. Helpfully, Inland filaments are also sold in Micro Center stores at most locations. I decided to take a field trip to my local  Micro Center to pick up a couple of rolls and had a fantastic experience. … Read more