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Five! Count 'em, FIVE new filament options for your 3D printing needs!

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Happy (almost) birthday to Nikola Tesla!

In honor of the inventor & engineer's 160th birthday Sunday, we're offering 10% off all orders (guest and regular customer orders only), before shipping and taxes, from 7/8-7/10 with the code AC4LIFE!

Well hello, everyone! Welcome back to another Friday Product Post. In May we released the new LulzBot® TAZ 6. It sold out in a little less than 24 hours. We were recently able to replenish our stock of printers as well as a slew of new filament options for you to use. Let's take another look at the new TAZ 6 real quick before diving in to those new filaments.

We also have a new video that is currently being worked on by our videographer, Gregg. Unfortunately one of the key components of this video broke and had to be repaired. This new video should be out next week, but in the meantime here is a little teaser of what to expect:

Look at Shawn Pour!

Oh look! It has something to do with cups and Shawn!

PLA Filament 3mm - 1kg (Black)


PLA is a bioplastic and makes for a great general purpose filament with smooth surface finish. This filament is very easy to print and is even biodegradable! PLA has minimal warping and shrinking compared with other materials, which means it thrives when making objects featuring flat surfaces and hard angles, or requiring tight tolerances for fit.

ABS Filament 3mm - 1kg (Black)

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ABS is a great general purpose filament with high strength and good print quality. ABS is one of the most popular 3D printing materials available due to how strong it is and its ease of printing. This filament is an incredibly durable plastic that can be used in prototypes or even the parts found on your TAZ 3D printer!

INOVA-1800 Filament 3mm - 1kg (Black)

INOVA-1800 Filament 3mm - 1kg (Black)


INOVA-1800 prints have a glossy, smooth finish and feature a great balance of strength and 3D printing ease. 3D prints with this filament are dimensionally stable, bridge well, and are a great choice for interlocking objects, props and other functional 3D prints.

Bridge Filament 3mm - 0.45kg (Clear)


Bridge is high-strength filament that combines the strength of Nylon 645 and the ease of printing of ABS/PLA. The creations you print in Bridge filament are stronger and more resilient than parts printed in more common materials.

Alloy 910 Filament 2.85mm - 0.45kg (Natural)


Alloy 910 has been specially developed to exhibit the ideal characteristics of several different classes of 3D printing filaments. This material offers the strength and durability of nylon with the same minimal shrink nature of PLA. Alloy 910 makes for ideal material to be used in frames or enclosures that are subject to stress and high impact, and items exposed to repeated flexing such as buckles and clasps.

TAZ 6 3D Printer

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Are you still looking for a top-of-the-line 3D printer? The LulzBot TAZ 6 is the most reliable, easiest-to-use desktop 3D printer ever, featuring innovative self-leveling and self-cleaning, and a modular tool head design for flexible and multimaterial upgrades. This 3D printer is able to facilitate more consistent, higher-quality prints than ever.

LulzBot Mini 3D Printer

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However, if you are looking for something a little cheaper to get your feet wet in 3D printing, we recommend the Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer!

Alrighty, that's it for this week, folks. We hope you enjoy the selection of new filament options and the special Tesla birthday present. Be sure to check back with us next week for our fun filament video and more new products. See you then!

Comments 6 comments

  • I wish you'd also carry 1.75mm filament. There are those of us who already have a printer that uses 1.75, and don't have the kilobucks to buy another...

    Also, it seems to me that you are to the point of needing a new "category" for "3-D Printer".

    • 1.75mm, eh? If we had a big enough following for it we'd definitely look into it!

      Also, we already have a 3D Printer category. You can find it here!

      • And, another +1 for 1.75mm. Some of us have less expensive (Actually homebrew or very nearly to it) printers (I've a Prusa i3 variant made in China with a 1.75mm hotend.) The benefit to 1.75 is "bowden tube" type extruders and/or smaller steppers for filament feed. (More accuracy, better at fine detail because it requires less tweaking and has a higher extruder "traverse"speed. And is less likely to jam and strip the filament.)

      • +1 for 1.75 mm. Currently, I get mine from Adafruit but it'd be nice to have an alternate supplier when they go out of stock.

        I'd also like to see a filament sample pack, something like 2 meters of filament so that I could try out interesting ones to see if they work in my printer. A pack light enough to ship by USPS First Class would let me get it quickly and without postage overwhelming the economy of a cheap tryout.

      • OK, you have a category, but it's not easy to find unless you know where to look.

        To me, 3-D Printing being a subcategory of "tools" makes no sense. (BTW, I've been an Engineer since 1980, and served on the national "board of directors" for American Mensa a few years ago.)

        • Ooh! New question for the Mensa test!

          Given a website with a search function, determine its category for 3-D Printing.


          Lathe, screwdriver, 3-D printer, Donald Trump. Which does not belong in the "tool" category?


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