Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound.
The 3D Universe team has spent hundreds of hours testing every kind of filament we can get our hands on. We used our expertise to compile a Quick Reference Guide that will help you get started.
Looking to learn more about the differences between various types of filament? Check out our Materials 101 page.
3D Universe has used its expertise to compile the following summary based on our experience and hundreds of hours of filament testing. Please understand that results may be somewhat different due to variables such as temperature and humidity, airflow near the 3D printer, and other environmental factors. Consider the following data points as a suggested starting place. You may need to experiment to find the specific settings that work best for you. We are here to help in that process.
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