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FDM 3D Filament: Brands, Prices & Properties

Last Updated: December 12th, 2021

This table summarizes the approximate properties and prices of commonly available filaments. You can sort the table by your preferred property then follow the material specific page in the list below to browse prices and data from more manufacturers.

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    Material Price Extruder Bed Density HDT Tensile Modulus Tensile Strength Fracture Elongation Flexural Modulus Flexural Strength Shore D Brand 1 Brand 2 Brand 3
    PLA $25 205 40 1.24 80 3100 60 8% 3200 120 Prusa Hatchbox Polymaker
    PETG $25 245 70 1.24 70 1650 45 24% 1600 72 90 Polymaker Hatchbox Prusa
    ABS $25 230 105 1.05 95 1950 42 10% 2000 76 80 Polymaker Hatchbox 3DXTech
    ASA $35 245 100 1.07 95 2000 45 10% 2000 78 80 3DXTech Polymaker Prusa
    HIPS $35 230 105 1.04 80 1350 40 18% 1600 70 68 3DXTech
    TPU $40 230 30 1.16 10 55 500% 90A Polymaker Hatchbox NinjaTek
    OBC $100 190 80 0.91 14 700% 250 10 53 3DXTech 3DFuel
    PP $80 225 75 0.81 94 1650 38 13% 1550 41 75 3DXTech FormFutura
    PC $55 295 115 1.2 135 2400 62 7% 2200 78 93 Polymaker 3DXTech
    PC-ABS $55 280 115 1.14 126 2200 59 2350 86 88 Polymaker 3DXTech
    Nylon $65 265 65 1.12 140 2000 55 2050 76 87 Polymaker 3DXTech
    PLA-CF $45 205 40 1.29 91 4950 48 2% 6300 89 3DXTech Sunlu Priline
    PETG-CF $60 245 80 1.34 77 5250 56 3% 5750 80 3DXTech Priline
    ABS-CF $70 230 105 1.11 76 5200 46 2% 5250 76 3DXTech
    ASA-CF $70 245 100 1.11 97 5350 48 3% 5200 78 3DXTech
    PP-CF $100 235 40 1.1 124 6150 78 2% 6100 68 3DXTech
    Nylon-CF $100 255 95 1.17 147 3800 63 3% 3750 84 3DXTech Polymaker
    PC-CF $100 295 115 1.36 135 6200 70 2% 5900 90 3DXTech Priline
    Material Price (USD/kg) Extruder (°C) Bed (°C) Density (g/cc) HDT (°C) Tensile Modulus (MPa) Tensile Strength (MPa) Fracture Elongation Flexural Modulus (MPa) Flexural Strength (MPa) Shore D Brand 1 Brand 2 Brand 3

    CF: Carbon Fiber, ESD: Electrostatic Discharge safe, GF: Glass Fiber, FR: Flame Retardant

    Density: g/cm3, Water is ≈1 g/cm3

    HDT (Heat Deflection Temperature): Test bar deflection of 0.01" (0.25 mm) with a load of 0.46 MPa (66 psi)

    Modulus: MPa 

    Strength: MPa

    Fracture Elongation: Percent change in length at the point of failure under the tensile load

    Shore: Resistance to indentation - examples: rubber bands ≈ 20A, eraser ≈ 55A, golf ball ≈ 50D, wooden ruler ≈ 70D, bone ≈ 90D

    flexural modulus
    Flexural Modulus
    tensile modulus
    Tensile Modulus

    The modulus is a measure of the stiffness of a material; higher values will result in a stiffer object. Flexural is the measure against bending, whereas tensile is the measure against compression or tension. The strength is the measure of pressure (distributed force) the part can withstand before failure.

    The modulus of filaments and resins differ manufacturer to manufacturer so it's important to always check their provided technical data sheet (tds). The stiffest material available for consumers will be carbon fiber blends with common filaments such as PLA, PETG, ABS, PC, and Nylon.

    Both FDM and resin are able to using materials that can operate under elevated temperatures, but it is more affordable to create high temperature parts. The high-temp resin can be used on a $200 MSLA printer, whereas filaments like PC or Nylon-6-GF require at least a Prusa or a modded printer that can reach 300°C and have an enclosure to keep heat in.

    OBC is the king of flexibility among common place resins and filaments, but TPU is cheaper than OBC for now. For applications that TPU or OBC can not be used, there are flexible resins that can be used as a substitute. 

    To compare resin printers, browse resin, and get equipment inspiration visit our Ultimate Resin Guide.

    To compare FDM printers via an interactive table, side-by-sides, and in-depth articles.

    Application & Safety FAQ answers common questions about resin.

    Ventilation Simulations has animations for common DIY venting setups, and Heating Resin Printers during winter provides data for specific heat sources.

    Our Resin Print Settings Table has associated images, mixes, and does a resin giveaway.

    To browse resin properties and find your ideal strong, durable, flexible, or high-temp resin visit our Resin Properties Table. To find properties of filaments, visit our FDM Properties Table.

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