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...

The role of 3D printing during COVID-19 pandemic

Problem Proto21 made 1000 face shields for Dubai Police using Filamentive rPLA. On 3 March 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) is putting lives at risk. The...

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...

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...