Types of 3D Printing Filament

Spark Place has several types of filament available to purchase for your 3D printing projects.

  • PLA (Polylactic Acid): A biodegradable, corn-based filament that's durable and easy to use. Great for most 3D prints.
  • PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate): A thermoplastic that's stronger and more heat resistant than PLA. It's food-safe and recyclable. PETG is a good choice for anything that needs durability, especially outdoors.
  • TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) / NinjaFlex: An extremely flexible material that's resistant to ripping, tearing, and crushing. It's also excellent at reducing vibrations. It's neither recyclable nor biodegradable.

You may also bring your own filament from home, but makerspace staff will need to make sure that it’s compatible with our printers.

To check whether specific types and colors of 3D printing filament are currently available, please email sparkplace@gcpl.lib.oh.us or call Spark Place at (937) 736-7092.

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