Discuss Tiko's filament and any questions you may have about the various types.
BY 3dtech
On the desktop it is mainly PLA followed by ABS. Nylon. Other 3d printin materials such as Colorfabs Bronzefill are becoming popular.

Stereolithography (SLA) resins are popular in prototyping and mold making. These photopolymers are also used for Objet, Envisiontec and Formlabs systems.

Polyamide materials are used for Selective Laser Sintering, PA 6 and PA 11 in powdered form power these systems.

There are so many materials you can choose from when it comes to 3D printing that it’s often tough to decide on the right one. 3d printing vadodara ahmedabad anand gujarat india


NYLON: (Polyamide)

Also called White, strong & flexible / Durable plastic / White plastic
Strong and flexible plastic
1mm minimum wall thickness
Naturally white, but you can get it colored
About 10 layers per 1mm
Made from powder
Alumide = Polyamide + Aluminum
Interlocking, moving parts possible (chain)

ABS (Acylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) Material: (Home printers)

Strong plastic like legos are
Made from spaghetti like filament
Many color options
About 3 layers per 1mm
1mm minimum wall thickness

RESIN: (Multiple options)

Also called White-, Black-, Transparent detail / White detail resin / High detail-, Transparent-, Paintable Resin
Rigid and a bit delicate
Liquid Photopolymer cured with UV light
White, black & transparent most typical colors
About 10 layers per 1mm
1mm minimum wall thickness

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene)


Very strong material
Made with multiple steps or from powder directly
Coloring options like gold and bronze plating
About 6 layers per 1mm
3mm minimum wall thickness

PVA - polyvinyl alcohol – This is used as a dissolvable support material or for special applications.

PC – polycarbonate – Polycarbonate requires high-temperature nozzle design and is in the proof-of-concept stage.

SOFT PLA - polylactic acid – Is rubbery and flexible, available in limited colors and sources. As 3D printing spreads, may get easy to find.