What are the Top 5 Filament Brands-A Filament Frenzy
For many beginner 3D printer owners filament is a problem. Most want the best filament, while others want flexible filament or metal filament. Well we've got it covered! We're going to go through the top 5 best filaments and some extra cool filaments!
1. Hatchbox Filaments- PLA, ABS, HIPS
Hatchbox Filaments have been rated the best filament because it comes in a well sealed vacuum pack. There are no excess strings during printing and the colors stay true to form. Hatchbox Filaments come in PLA, ABS, and HIPS. Please note that you will only find Hatchbox Filaments in 1.75mm filaments. Prices range from $21.99 to $28.21 on Amazon. Average users rating: 4.5/5.0
2. 3rDment Filaments- PLA, ABS, PVA
Next on our top 5 best filaments is 3rDment Filaments. Although it is priced slightly more than Hatchbox Filaments it does offer a bit extra. 3D Printing professionals like to use 3rDment Filaments because they provide a solid, consistent finish , and good layer-adhesion. This is a decent quality filament and is currently unavailable on Amazon. Average users rating: 4.0/5.0
3.Taulman Filaments- PET, PETT, Nylon
Right now Taulman is a top supplier of PETT and Nylon brands. Their filament is strong and comes in a good range of colors. Their filament comes in 1.75 and 3mm. Another point is that this material is odorless and doesn't produce fumes, which can create a more comfortable working environment. Their price ranges from $17.00 to $38.00 on Amazon.
Average users rating: 4.7/5.0
4. NinjaFlex Filaments- TPE
NinjaFlex Filaments, as the name suggests, is a more flexible type of filament brand. It comes in a color variety that is a bit restricted and it is the most expensive of the 5 top filaments that we have here. On the flip side, it is perfect for creating accurate prototypes and neat edges. It also does not get stuck to any printing surface. Their prices range from $8.99 to $107.42 on Amazon.
Average users rating: 4.7/5.0
5. Makerbot Filament- PLA, ABS, FLX, DSLV
Makerbot Filaments are optimized for use with Makerbot Replicator printers, but it also works well with all FDM machines. Their filaments produce guaranteed high quality prints every time. Not only are these PLA filaments strong and flexible, but they come in a wide range of colors too. There are even options for glowing tinges, translucent, and neon finishes. This filament is particularly suited for a beginner audience because it is easy to use and produces pleasing results, but can be used for other levels of knowledge too. Their prices range from $10.00 to $406.00 on Amazon.
Average users rating: 4.1/5.0
Some good Wood PLA brands are Colorfabb Woodfill Fine Filament, which actually is made with 30% real wood fibers, LAYWOO-D3 Filament, which is made of 40% recycled wood and can be sanded and painted easily, and last but not least Hatchbox wood filament, which I relatively good but some people have had problems with it.
Some good metal filament brands are gizmo Dorks, which sell metal filled filament that has a metallic finish, and AFINA 1.75mm Copper-Infused Speciality PLA Filament, which gives a beautiful coppery look.
So, there are many different
filaments out there, and some that aren't that great. I hope this post helped you with your 3D Printing experience and you feel more confident in what your doing. Check out my other posts to learn more about the 3D Printing world.