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There are so many new PLA suppliers appearing every month that it is hard to keep track of the market offering. Here at 3D Matter we wanted to help users understand which are – in our opinion – the best PLA suppliers based on performance, quality and process. We teamed up with DOOD, a company developing 3D printers, to develop a testing process on their machines. Here are the high-level results from our study: 


Regular PLA filaments show a wide range of price points, but it didn’t seem justified considering the slim differences between them. Not considering price, Makerbot tested best on the aggregate assessment. With price in mind, Dutch Filaments offers a great filament at a low cost.

Modified filaments are quite different from regular ones and therefore may qualify for a higher price point. While the performance is not on par, the quality of the prints is significantly improved and unique. They offer very promising prospects for filament 3D printing.

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Watch the infamous New York City skyline come to life on a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer. NYC Skyline was designed by Thingiverse user Anthony M.

Download the file for free at 81848


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  • Happy Holidays!

    We would like to wish all of our customers a safe and happy holiday season.

    Freedspace Thinglab will be closed between 19th Dec to 4th Jan and reopening on Monday 5th Jan 2015.

    For all online orders placed during this period will be shipped starting from the 5th of Jan 2015.

    The Thinglab Team.

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Danish 3D-printer manufacturer, Blueprinter is ready to show the new M-Flex flexible material and M2 printer model at Euromold November 25-28, 2014.

Blueprinter’s new M2 machine is now capable of producing parts up to three times as strong as the previous material available, while also offering a dramatic increased flexibility. M-Flex parts that can be twisted, and bent without compromising their form. Blueprinter’s New M2 printer model, including the updated Software, hardware and firmware, which supports printing with M-Flex powder is also exhibited at the booth in Hall 11, stand no. C123.

“With our new M2 printer and new stronger M-flex material, we will be able to print even more demanding parts for functional testing. This will enable both our existing and new customers to improve their time to market by reducing time and money spent on prototyping”, says Blueprinter CEO, Niels Appel.

The Blueprinter works by sintering plastic powder using off the shelf thermal print heads, (SHS Technology), The system does not require any expensive lasers or Nitrogen supply and works in a normal atmosphere. Thus reducing the investment cost to end users. All un-used material can be re-used for future builds.

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The blueprinter:

Revolutionizing 3D printing across the world Today, 3D prints are usually either outsourced or centrally produced within corporations, needlessly costing valuable time and money. With Blueprinter, the 3D printing process is possible to insource within departments, and has become affordable for small businesses.

Blueprinter decentralizes the 3D printing by moving the printer from the central laboratory, or external service providers, to within the office – decreasing the time to market, saving significant money in prototyping, and keeping confidentiality for all original prototypes.

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