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:

  • Photo of RIZE launches RIZIUM Glass Fiber composite filament

    RIZE launches RIZIUM Glass Fiber composite filament

    3D printing company RIZE has expanded its materials portfolio with the launch of RIZIUM Glass Fiber (GF), a composite filament with high stiffness and good dimensional stability. The glass fiber reinforced material is compatible with the company’s full-color 3D printing and is well suited for producing large-scale parts. RIZIUM Glass…

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  • Photo of Forward AM acquires XSTRAND brand from Owens Corning

    Forward AM acquires XSTRAND brand from Owens Corning

    Forward AM, a 3D printing company by BASF, has announced the acquisition of Owens Corning’s XSTRAND business line of AM materials. The agreement will see Forward AM expand its portfolio to include advanced glass fiber reinforced filaments, helping to further cement its position as a leading 3D printing materials and…

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  • Photo of LEHVOSS releases flame-retardant PA 3D printing material

    LEHVOSS releases flame-retardant PA 3D printing material

    Chemical company LEHVOSS has introduced a new high-temperature polyamide (PA) 3D printing material with flame-retardant properties. The material, LUVOCOM 3F PAHT KK 50056 BK FR, is a high-temperature filament with excellent thermal stability and printability. The new polyamide filament owes its high degree of thermal stability to the inclusion of…

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  • Photo of M. Holland distributing Braskem polypropylene filament

    M. Holland distributing Braskem polypropylene filament

    Petrochemical company Braskem has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with M. Holland Company for its new polypropylene 3D printing filament. The material is based on a proprietary formula that delivers high stability, low warpage and consistent extrusion. M. Holland Company will resell the filament to its broad network of clients.…

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  • Photo of Evonik launches medical-grade PEEK filament for implants

    Evonik launches medical-grade PEEK filament for implants

    Chemical company Evonik has debuted a new 3D printing filament: the first medical-grade PEEK material that can be used for implant production and other medical applications. The high performance filament, called VESTAKEEP i4 3DF, meets the requirements of ASTM F2026, the standard specification for PEEK polymers for implants. The new…

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  • Photo of Makerbot expands METHOD materials portfolio with PC-ABS and PC-ABS FR

    Makerbot expands METHOD materials portfolio with PC-ABS and PC-ABS FR

    Stratasys-owned 3D printing company MakerBot has announced the release of two new engineering-grade filaments for its METHOD X platform: PC-ABS and PC-ABS FR. The addition of the materials brings the total of MakerBot METHOD materials to 10 and expands the scope of functional prototyping and end-use applications for the 3D…

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  • Photo of MakerBot releases LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD 3D printer

    MakerBot releases LABS Experimental Extruder for METHOD 3D printer

    Desktop 3D printing company MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys, has released the new MakerBot LABS Experimental Extruder for its METHOD 3D printer. The new piece of hardware effectively transforms the METHOD machine into an open material platform, allowing users to work with a broader range of third-party materials. The new…

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  • Photo of 3D Printlife donates 4,000 kg of PLA for printing face shields

    3D Printlife donates 4,000 kg of PLA for printing face shields

    American filament company 3D Printlife has announced it is donating 4,000 kg of PLA to support the production of 3D printed face shields for medical workers. The amount of material is expected to be enough to 3D print over 115,000 Prusa-designed face shields. As part of its effort, 3D Printlife…

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  • Photo of Essentium and LEHVOSS deliver engineering-grade materials for HSE 3D printing

    Essentium and LEHVOSS deliver engineering-grade materials for HSE 3D printing

    3D printing company Essentium Inc. has announced a partnership with chemicals company LEHVOSS Group, through which it has developed high-performance materials for industrial-scale extrusion 3D printing processes. The materials are certified and meet the standards required for applications in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, biomedical and electronic manufacturing industries.…

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  • Photo of M. Holland now distributing BASF Ultrafuse 316L metal composite filament

    M. Holland now distributing BASF Ultrafuse 316L metal composite filament

    M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resin materials, has announced an expanded distribution partnership with BASF 3D Printing Solutions. The agreement will see M. Holland begin to distribute a stainless-steel composite filament, BASF’s Ultrafuse 316L, marking the company’s first foray outside of thermoplastic resins. Ultrafuse 316L is a metal-polymer…

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