Creality Ender 3 Filament Guide – Creality Ender 3 is an awesome choice for those who are new in this 3D printing industry.
Although it’s meant for PLA filaments only due to its maximum temp Extruder and heated print base, it works absolutely fine with ABS, PETG, and TPU filaments too.
This feature gives an additional benefit, which in result brings its popularity to a completely new level.
In this article, let’s try to clarify your queries about the filaments to be used.
Also, keep in mind that some of our readers might have a tight budget too while looking for their required filaments. So let’s have a look at the list and find out what’s on offer:
Well in this era of Pollution, who doesn’t want to be caring 8ufor our environment? That’s exactly the reason PLA filaments are so popular in the market.
It’s Bio-Degradable and non-toxic too. With its environmentally friendly properties, PLA also doesn’t compel its users to use a heated print bed while printing, since its Adhesion properties work absolutely fine without it.
Well in case your printer comes with a heated print bed the recommended temperature would be 60 to 80-degree Centigrade.
PLA supports extruder temperatures from 190 to 230-degree centigrade. PLA’s versatility is another reason for its fame in the market. Wood, Radium, Metal, and also other hybrid filaments are made using it.
Now isn’t that amazing guys?
Points to note –
Along with its versatility, PLA also has to offer a lot of features in its list which users find really useful while working with-
- Its Durability and Strength is of medium level, which again adds plus points to its versatility. With the material of medium strength, a user can work with it to get different results.
- Due to its Medium strength, PLA becomes fairly brittle. While considering this feature a user might find it as an advantage and disadvantage both. But why should we leave the Pros?
- Again due to its medium Strength PLA becomes easy to work with the material. Users won’t find it hard or Robust while bending or stretching the material when they like to.
- Due to its non-toxic nature, PLA doesn’t cause any harm to our environment. It also comes with a pleasant smell and releases that while you are heating during your print. The awesome smell while printing makes an amazing work environment.
As mentioned earlier the Creality Ender 3 also supports ABS filaments.
Unlike PLA, ABS is not at all brittle and comes with a little bit of flexibility too. The strength of this material is higher when compared to the earlier one.
This feature makes it suitable for printing Prototypes or Additional parts for different machines. No, worries for you now when you are in the requirement of an additional part for your 3D printer.
Simply plug, print, and GO.
It doesn’t end there ABS has other qualities too. In comparison with PLA, it can withstand more Sunlight and Moisture due to its high durability.
Now that you know its durability is higher, you also understand that it would require higher temperatures for printing.
ABS printing temperatures vary from 210 to 250-degree centigrade and it also requires a heated bed for its Adhesion properly. The Print bed temperature varies from 60 to 110-degree centigrade.
Points to note –
- ABS is far more durable than PLA filaments. Due to its durability, it also produces impact resistance, which becomes very useful for your prints.
- Although it’s sturdier than PLA yet it gives its users more Flexibility, which becomes useful while working with it.
- Sadly ABS can be sometimes very tricky to work with while printing. It can be considered as a downside of this material.
- In comparison to PLA, it’s not at all environment friendly. It releases a strong chemical odor while the Printing process.
Here is another awesome eco-friendly material that is as popular as the other two.
In comparison to both the previous material PETG is tougher and more flexible. Any user who is looking for a clear finish in their print would definitely opt for this one.
Its recyclable properties make it very much eco friendly and it can work with or without a Heated Print bed.
PLA needs temperatures from 220 to 240 degrees Celsius to get its print done.
Points to note –
- Whether it’s PLA or ABS, it’s more flexible and Tougher than any of them.
- Due to its toughness, its prints become more durable in comparison to others.
- It’s surprisingly very much easy to print within comparison to both of previously mentioned Filaments
- Being recyclable is very much eco-friendly too.
This Filament is unique for its flexibility.
Although we would like to add, the fact that it’s super flexible nature doesn’t affect the durability and ruggedness of TPU.
The flexibility of this material is so high that the prints after production also results to be flexible.
For the printing results, it is recommended by us that the user should be printing at lower speeds with it.
It would give the best prints if its speed is below 30mm/sec and extruder temperature to be 220 to 240 degrees Celsius.
It also recommended maintaining print bed temperature at 60 degrees Celsius.
Key points to note –
- Its prints are rubbery and highly flexible in nature.
- Its Durability is unquestionable and so is its heat resistance
- It’s used for printing in both Industrial and Consumer purposes.
- In comparison with the other three materials, it is easier to print with.
Wrapping It Up:
In this article, we have mentioned all the four types of Filaments u can work with, for the Creality Ender 3 printer. With the description of each material, we hope that this guide would solve all your queries regarding the same. That’s it for Ender 3 Filament Guide. for Happy Printing.