Things to consider when choosing a 3D print filament

Obviously we think Forefront Filaments are great, but here's why.

Stepping back from the decision about deciding on colour or wood-filled versus copper-filled filament, there are a few things we think are crucial to consider when thinking about materials choice.

The Source: What is the filament made from and where do these ingredients come from?

ABS v PLA v PET v NYLON v POLYOLEFIN

Processability: How easy is it to print with and how good are the results?

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Printed product in use: What properties do you want the printed object to have?

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Recycle and Re-use options: Plastic is everywhere, but don't be fooled into thinking it's not precious. Can your products be recycled and, if so, to what extent?

Filling filaments with additives can turn a perfectly recycleable product into a single-use, landfill only product etc