What is a 3D printer filament and what should I use?

Alban BredouUpdated: Sep 19, 2022

The most common filament is known as PLA.

PLA, also known as Polylactic Acid or Polylactide, is a thermoplastic made from renewable resources such as corn starch, tapioca roots, or sugar cane, unlike other industrial materials made primarily from petroleum.

This filament is one of the most versatile and readily available and has been proven effective in 3D printing.

Quality filament has a significant shelf life and can be preserved using a dryer and proper storage - this will provide optimum performance from your 3D printer.