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The UK 3D Printing Filament Market in 2021

The UK 3D Printing Filament Market in 2021

This article aggregates published industry data regarding 3D printing including specific filament market figures, whilst also referring to primary research undertaken by Filamentive.  FFF / FDM 3D Printing Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) or Fused Filament Fabrication...

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Optimal ordering guide

  Recently, we’ve had a few of our customers comment on the cardboard ‘fillers’ we use in parcels. We do this to ensure that when there is additional room in the box, your products don’t move around too much and risk being damaged. However, we do understand that...

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PLA 3D Printer Filament Guide

Produce made from PLA As a UK provider of PLA 3D printing filament, we are often asked by 3D printing users about the different types of PLA filament and what the best PLA filament is. This article will therefore give an overview of what PLA is, as well as explain the...

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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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