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Finding the right filament for your computer desktop 3D printing needs is no walk in the park. Even if you understand the precise color or fashion of material you want, there are numerous brands to investigate preceding building your final decision. In fact, according to the new global filament directory,, there are over 1,269 various filaments created of 24 brands across the globe. With the goal of providing their users with accurate information on the wide-ranging, yet widely ununderstandn computer desktop filament market, had their new directory evaluated by 600 beta testers in preparation of their official commence.


The directory allows for users to perform high end searches for the optimal filament, selecting between 16 parameters, such as diameter, createer, and reseller brand. Users can in addition sort between what calls filament “superpower”, which consists of over 50 browsable-bodied material characteristics of wood to metal, and conductive to biocompatible. The directory engine can in addition find the precise color which the user is searching for as well, capable-bodied of analyzing inputed RAL, Pantone, RBG information, and actually of a selected color inside an uploaded photo. Once the filament is found, the directory provides the user with prices, technical data, and links to the retailer.

“With over 1250 various filaments, is quite most likely to be the biggest curated, interactive list of consumer and prosumer FFF 3D printing filaments in the world”, said Gauthier de Valensart, the Founder and CEO of “Regardless how 3D printing technologies can evolve in the next, the main high end of the FFF/FDM system is the diversity of end use materials which it is capable-bodied of working with. Each day, companies throughout there world invent and create new filaments which have informative and useful properties. That is exactly why this directory is only necessary.”

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As they go on to expand both their database and userbase, appears like the ideal starting point for any filament shopper. There are a lot of materials to select of, and the 3D printing community deserves access to all the significant information and in-sight on the market on them. And as additional users join the directory, can be able-bodied to provide additional accurate data on the global filament market and the 3D printing community in general. Already, has may already found a few informative data of the computer desktop filament market through their beta testers:

– 51% of all on the market filaments are are based on bioplastics.

– PLA is the clear winner, followed by ABS and filaments with particules.

– 49% of commercially on the market filaments do not have a RAL or Pantone reference at all.

-The average mass is 830g per spool, with a average price of 41 €/kg.

Tyler Koslow

About The Author

Tyler Koslow is a Brooklyn-based writer for 3D Printing Industry, and has in addition generated content for publications and companies such as Dell, Brooklyn Magazine, and Equity Arcade. His content is focused on a wide range of topics which include tech, gaming, and music . Tyler is in addition a habitual instrument player, a writer of fiction, and generally all around fun haver. Tyler succeded in a Bachelor’s degree studying English-Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in 2008.