Pellets, Powders, And Resins: Non-filament Plastic Used In 3D Printing


There are a few different forms of plastic that can be used in 3D printers: filament, pellets, powders, and resins. They each have different advantages and disadvantages. You can’t use powders and resins with regular fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers. But pellets can also be used with filament printers with some modifications to the … Read more

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

Best CAD Programs: 135 CAD Software Applications


This list contains the 135 best CAD programs available today. CAD (computer-aided design) applications allow users to build 3D models for a variety of use cases. Many 3D CAD software applications are highly specialized for specific industries and uses. There are CAD programs for everything from 3D printing and education to architecture and aerospace engineering. … 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