As 3D printing continues to move onward and upward, progressing with exponential success on a continual basis, the propagation of equipment in cloning itself through 3D printing is no longer a rarity, and allows numerous users–engaged in exploration–to enjoy all the benefits that the technology brings to their brave new world, in terms of open-source freedom, independence in prototyping, affordability, and self-sustainability for the future.
The most commonly used materials in 3D printing are the thermoplastics PLA and ABS, but the list goes on (and on). Other materials that are sold as 3D printer filament include nylon, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, polypropylene, and many more! There are even special blends which can conduct electricity or glow in the dark! With so much variety on offer, it’s easier than ever to create functional, beautiful, and high performing prints in a variety of exciting materials.