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3D Printing Education Center

3D Printing terminology and technology are constantly evolving. This area of the site is a resource designed to help you get started! In the links below, we cover everything from the basics (What is 3D Printing?) to the more case-specific (PLA vs ABS). Check out the articles in our 3D Printing Education Center below, and please contact us if you have any questions. Also, if there’s a topic you would like to see covered, please let us know!



What is PLA?

What is PLA?

A popular plant based plastic, PLA is often the first filament of choice for individuals new to 3D Printing.  But it’s not used by newbies exclusively – it has many applications.
What is ABS?

What is ABS?

The acronym may sound familiar, but perhaps you’re still wondering – what is ABS?  Each brand may have slightly unique properties – but in essence, it’s the same material Legos are made from.
PLA vs ABS

PLA vs ABS

As two of the most popular filaments used by 3D Print enthusiasts, PLA and ABS are often debated between as the go-to material for a given object.  Here we break down the Pros and Cons of each material.
Cheap 3D Filament: Is it Worth the Cost?

Cheap 3D Filament: Is it Worth the Cost?

As 3D printing continues to grow, so the the variety and sources of printing filament.  However, it’s important to know that cheap filament can be poorly manufactured, and create more problems than its worth.