3D Printing Filaments

Although it started almost as a game, today 3D printing filaments manufacturing for both industrial and low-cost 3D printers is an industry.


So much so that even giants such as SABIC, Verbatim (Mitsubishi) and others have begun to target it. Other large companies such as Covestro (Bayer) and Eastman Chemical partnered directly with companies operating in the low-cost 3D printing arena. NatureWorks, the largest producer of PLA in the world, has begun focusing specifically on 3D printing.


As 3D printing expands it also evolves more and more into a true industrial production newer companies continue to evolve their offer and technological capabilities. Each company focuses on specific material and specific customer segments (Industrial, Professional, Consumers, Makers and Education) and all agree that explosive growth is on the horizon.


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Latest 3D printing filament news:

  • Forward AM launches Ultrafuse flexible filament portfolio for AM

    With three new filaments – Ultrafuse TPU 64D, Ultrafuse TPU 95A, and Ultrafuse TPS 90A – Forward AM is launching a portfolio of advanced flexible materials for AM. These enable the easy, rapid, and cost-efficient production of 3D printed parts via Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). With soft yet durable haptics, high…

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  • MattFlex 40D, a new flex filament in matte edition from Fiberlogy

    The new MattFlex 40D from Fiberlogy is positioned as a strong incentive to get even more people interested in flexible filaments, promising high-quality prints. It features a matte finish that hides the bonding of the layers and its surface reflects light to a minimum. Rubber-like filaments are still a novelty…

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  • Baker Hughes will produce 3D printing filaments from coal wastes

    Baker Hughes’ Energy Innovation Center, Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, and energy transition teams supported a project proposal the U.S. Department of Energy. Baker Hughes’ project of “Coal-Enhanced PEEK Filament Production for Additive Manufacturing in Industrial Services” was selected to receive funding to develop innovative ways to use coal wastes. The…

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  • New Filaflex Purifier and PLA Purifier filaments reduce CO2

    Recreus, a Spanish manufacturer of filaments for 3D printing has been working to manufacture and develop filaments and solutions for extrusion additive manufacturing, and, in this case, to help the environment. The new Purifier range of materials consists of two new 3D printing filaments: Filaflex Purifier and PLA Purifier. Millions…

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  • 3D printing challenge awards $25,000 to innovate with CFR filament

    Wevolver, in partnership with materials company Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, launched a High-Temperature CFR Filament 3D Printing Challenge. The challenge winner will receive $25,000 worth of manufacturing services and support to realize their idea into a physical prototype using newly developed cutting-edge KyronMAX materials. The challenge invites designers, engineers, and…

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  • Covestro and ParaMatters develop anisotropic optimization software

    Materials company Covestro and ParaMatters, a multi-threaded generative design and manufacturing optimization software company, launched their jointly developed anisotropic optimization software, specifically designed for anisotropic materials. By combining ParaMatters expertise in design and manufacturing optimization technology, and Covestro knowledge in engineered materials, the two companies are delivering a complete anisotropic…

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  • Lostboyslab launch matte rPLA 3D filaments with NCS colors

    Lostboyslab, in collaboration with Reflow, launched two collections of new rPLA 3D filaments, particularly for design professionals in extrusion 3D printing. Based on recycled PLA, now with a matte finish and a world’s first color matched filament using the Natural color system (NCS colors). Both collections are aimed for use…

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  • Filamentive launches PLA Tough filament

    UK 3D printing filament brand, Filamentive, launched the new PLA Tough filament – an industrial-grade material offering the impact strength of ABS, whilst retaining the sustainability and printability of PLA. “Whilst ABS and other engineering-grade polymers certainly have their place within 3D printing, the launch of PLA Tough meets the…

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  • Filamentive launches Filamentive PRO high performance polymers

    UK 3D printing filament brand, Filamentive, launched the new Filamentive PRO range, a specialized portfolio of high-performance 3D printing polymers for engineering applications. Offering strength-to-weight ratios that surpass most metals, this next generation of high-performance polymers have the capability to disrupt the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and medical industries – so…

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  • Recreus introduces Conductive Filaflex TPU filament

    Recreus introduced Conductive Filaflex, the new electrically conductive TPU flexible filament for 3D printing. Conductive Filaflex is the new flexible, electrically conductive TPU filament, ideal for manufacturing electrically conductive parts or components and for creating wearable devices. At Recreus we continue to innovate, and this time we continue to bring…

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