3D Printing Filaments Guide
Choosing the right filament is halfway to success of 3D prints. And the rest counts on the settings. This table presents the properties of various filaments, the recommended print settings, and the ideal applications, for you to see the tradeoffs between filaments and what works best for your intended use.
PLA
Wood PLA
Glow-in-the-dark Green PLA
TPU
Colors Available
Weight
500 g/1 kg
750 g
1 kg
1 kg
Diameter
1.75 mm
1.75 mm
1.75 mm
1.75 mm
Printing Temperature
190˚C–210˚C
190˚C–210˚C
190˚C–230˚C
210˚C–230˚C
Heated Bed Temperature
25˚C–60˚C
25˚C–60˚C
25˚C–60˚C
25˚C–60˚C
Recommended Printing Speed
40 mm/s–60 mm/s
30 mm/s–50 mm/s
40 mm/s–60 mm/s
20 mm/s–40 mm/s
Young’s Modulus
2636 ± 330 Mpa
2636 ± 330 Mpa
2636 ± 330 Mpa
100% Modulus
9.4 ± 0.3 Mpa
Tensile Strength
46.6 ± 0.9 Mpa
23.2 ± 0.4 Mpa
46.6 ± 0.9 Mpa
29 ± 2.8 Mpa
Bending Strength
85.1 ± 2.9 Mpa
52.9 ± 0.3 Mpa
85.1 ± 2.9 Mpa
Charpy Impact Strength
2.7 ± 0.2 kJ/㎡
2.1 ± 0.2 kJ/㎡
2.7 ± 0.2 kJ/㎡
Glass Transition Temperature
61˚C
62˚C
61˚C
Vicat Softening Temperature
63˚C
60˚C
63˚C
Melting Temperature
150˚C
151˚C
150˚C
Elongation at Break
330.1 ± 14.9 (%)
Shore Hardness
95A
Applications
For indoor use
Prototypes, decorations, props, electronics gadgets
For indoor use
Miniatures, frames, wood-like decorations
For indoor use
Fun gifts, party essentials, shop signs, advertising gadgets
For indoor and outdoor use
Footwear, protective cases, 3D printing gadgets