Filamentive Blog

Important Notice – Christmas Closure & Final Order Dates

With the Christmas period nearly upon us, there's a few important dates for your diary that you need to know. Filamentive will be closed from Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday 2nd January 2020. As well as this, we also have some advisory final...

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The 3D Printing Waste Problem

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) is one of the main types of 3D printing. FDM is a process in which a thin filament of plastic wire feeds a 3D printer; the print head melts it and extrudes it onto a build plate. However, 3D-printing is regarded as somewhat of a...

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Important Notice – PLA Shortage

Due to a huge increase in demand for sustainable alternatives to regular plastic, there is a worldwide PLA shortage currently. Due to this situation, prices for the following PLA products - will increase on Friday 1st November 2019.  (r)PLA - 20%PLA Matte -...

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How Green are 3D Printing Users?

Consumer awareness around sustainability has vastly increased in recent years; the debate about plastic specifically has transitioned from fringe debates into the mainstream. A 2018 Nielsen report highlighted that 81% of those surveyed felt strongly that companies...

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UK business rigid.ink ceases filament supply

As some of you may be aware, UK filament brand, rigid.ink, recently announced that they are ceasing to supply filaments to the 3D printing world. Rigid.ink have served thousands of 3D printer users over the last 5 years and earned a strong reputation in the market,...

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Filamentive join Ultimaker Material Alliance Program

Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom – 21 August 2019 – Filamentive is pleased to announce our participation in The Ultimaker Material Alliance Program -  a collaboration allowing filament companies to offer their products in Ultimaker Marketplace.  Four...

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The Greener Filament Spool – MasterSpool vs Cardboard

Having sustainability at the heart of our company’s operations, any initiative that aims to reduce wastage and use less plastic in 3D printing is welcomed by us. The MasterSpool initiative certainly grabbed our attention when it was first conceptualised (even before...

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How Sustainable is PLA?

"Is PLA is sustainable?" "Is PLA is biodegradable?" "Is PLA is compostable?" "Is PLA is recyclable?". As a brand of 3D printer filament, questions like this are received on an almost daily basis. As sustainability is central to our business model and ethos, we feel it...

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3D Printer Filament Comparison: PLA versus ABS

PLA and ABS are two of the most popular 3D printer filament materials. This comparison will hopefully give you more knowledge on both materials and help you select the best filament for your project. ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Sturdy, strongHigh melting...

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