Materials make the difference in 3D printing. A good print ultimately comes down to the a harmonious coming together of materials, hardware, and software. While much of the focus today is on advanced materials including metals and bio printable living matter, polymers remain at the heart of additive manufacturing, comprising the largest materials segment and adaptable to use in many additive technologies. For extrusion-based/FFF 3D printing, filament is the key element, and making it requires a certain finesse and focus to ensure the best quality. One Ohio-based company is increasing its focus and has seen its founders go all in on 3D printing.
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Written by Sarah Anderson Goehrke.
Originally published March 31, 2018.