Beyond Plastic – The Coolest Up and Coming 3-D Printing Materials

3D Printer Materials

Plastics such as polylactic acid (PLA) and materials such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) continue to be the most commonly utilized 3-D printing materials. This material is used for hobbyists, nylon and lay wood and are quickly becoming more commonplace.

With the growing trend of 3-D printing at home as a hobby, prices are dropping. This while the capabilities of the machines are rising.

There is a growing number of materials that 3-D printers can work with. Many materials one may never have imagined possible. Here are some cool 3-D printing materials hobbyists can consider now and in the future. Read more Beyond Plastic – The Coolest Up and Coming 3-D Printing Materials

Tips for Choosing the Best 3-D Printers for Hobbyists

3d printer buying tips

Making a 3-D printer purchase can be a serious decision for home hobbyist. There are models ranging in price for those the budget minded and go up in scale into the thousands of dollars. Unlike the best small home tool kits, 3 d printers can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.

There are simple beginner and hobbyist models such as doodler pens that can create 3-D accents onto existing objects. However, serious enthusiasts may seek full-fledged 3-D printers for full start to finish creative freedom.

However, depending on what it will be used for, who will be using it, compatibility features and the budget in mind, these questions can help potential buyers choose just the right product. Read more Tips for Choosing the Best 3-D Printers for Hobbyists