Choosing a material
After buying a FFF 3D printer, you Today it is possible to choose from a really wide range of materials growing every year. You can buy eco friendly materials, biodegradable materials, recycled materials and a lot of special materials containing wood or metal. We list here only those we have used for our products, but you can use your creativity and use something special.
Materials for FFF printers are sold in spools called Filament. Usually you need filament in 1,75mm diameter and with 1kg of material you can print 30x our watering can.
Is one of the most popular material and therefore we have printed every product with using this filament. It can be printed at a low temperature and does not require a heated bed. The price is cheap, easy to buy and easy to print. The surface is moreless shiny, light and unsaturated colors are usually less shiny and vibrant colors and black are more shiny. Because the glossy PLA surface does not look very attractive, you can set up a print with a fine print structure using fuzzy skin settings.
Be careful with outdoor use, direct sunlight have the power to distort the prints.
↓ Amazon Basics PLA
Unlike ordinary pla, it has a beautiful matte finish, which makes the prints really nice. The fine texture can also mask the layers, so there is no need to texture the surface so that the prints do not look ugly. For us, Matt White PLA is one of the best materials that can be finished with sandpaper to complete perfection, unlike colored materials, where you will always see traces of sandpaper.
↑ 3D Jake Matt Black PLA
3D Jake Matt White PLA ↓
Wood filaments are definitely the most beautiful. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that they need at least a 0.5 mm nozzle, because they like to clog. And they also dissolve the oils a bit during printing, so it’s a good idea to clean the nozzle as you continue to print other materials as well.
It has the rigidity and better mechanical properties than PLA and it is still easy to print. It can also withstand higher temperatures and we love the fact that we can all easily join the recycle-cycle and print items for our homes.
TPU is a type of flexible and elastic 3D printing filament. Its rubber-like elasticity, resilience, and durability make it suitable for our Spacetravel collection. Because TPU settings are quite different than basic materials, we have a print settings explained here.
When you measure the weight of the filament at the beginning, you can measure how much material you have left after the use.