Material Selection Guide

At CAZ 3D we only offer quality 3D printing filaments we have thoroughly tested to ensure customer satisfaction with our 3D printed parts and 3D printer filaments. Here is a brief description on common materials we use and stock. If we don't have it in stock, we can get it for you!

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PLA/PLA+
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PLA is one of the most common materials for 3D printing. It is environmentally friendly and biodegradable.

  • Great for most parts

  • Low warping

  • High stiffness

  • Odorless when printing

  • Inexpensive

  • Large colour selection

  • Very nice surface finish after printing

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PETG
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PETG is a semi-rigid material with great impact resistance and great thermal characteristics

  • Low warping

  • Odorless when printing

  • Inexpensive

  • Large colour selection

  • Poor bridging and difficult support removal

  • UV resistance

  • Rated for ambient temperatures up to 80 Celsius

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ABS
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ABS has good mechanical properties, great thermal characteristics

  • High temperature resistance

  • Inexpensive

  • Prone to warping (enclosed printer recommended)

  • Slight odor when printing

  • Not great UV resistance

  • Durable and wear-resistant parts

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ASA
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ASA is very similar to ABS, but with better UV resistance

  • High impact resistance

  • High temperature resistance

  • Prone to warping (enclosed printer recommended)

  • Emits off fumes when printing

  • UV resistant

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Nylon
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Nylon is know for its toughness and flexibility. Nylon also has good abrasion resistance

  • Tough and flexible

  • High impact resistance

  • No odor when printing

  • Absorbs moisture (keeping it dry is important)

  • Prone to warping

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PC
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PC or Polycarbonate is high strength, tough material, great for engineering applications.

  • High impact resistance

  • High heat resistance

  • Flexible

  • Prone to warping (depends on the blend)

  • Requires high printing temperatures