Polycarbonate is the strongest 3D printer filament presented in this list, it is extremely durable and resistant to both physical impact and heat. PC is able to withstand temperatures of up to 110°C. With it also being transparent, this explains why it is used in commercial items such as, bullet proof glass, scuba masks, and electronic display screens.
TPE ( thermoplastic elastomers) is plastics with rubber-like qualities, making them extremely flexible and durable. TPE is commonly found in automotive parts, household appliances. Soft and stretchable, these filaments can withstand punishment that neither ABS or PLA can to handle. On the other hand, TPE can be difficult to extrude not the easiest filament to use. TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is a particular
Nylon a popular family of synthetic polymers, that are used in many industrial applications. Compared to most other 3D printer filament types. This filament ranks as the number one contender when together considering strength, flexibility, and durability. Another unique characteristic of this filament is that you can dye it, either before or after the printing process. The negative side to
PETG is best known as the polymer used in water bottles, it is also found in clothing fibres and food containers. ‘G’ in PETG stands for “glycol-modified”, this makes the filament more clearer, less brittle, and most importantly it is easier to use. This is often considered a good middle ground between ABS and PLA, as it
ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is actually moderately superior to PLA, despite being slightly more difficult to print with. Products made of ABS boast high durability and a capacity to withstand high temperatures. Keep in mind the filament’s high printing temperature has a tendency to warp during cooling, and intense fumes. If you are using this type of filament it need to print with a