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Example of 3D printer filament made from recycled materials

virgin material 3d printer filament

Is the 3D printer filament you purchased really made from "100% virgin material" as claimed by the manufacturer? With so many 3D printer filament manufacturers out there, it is sometimes hard to tell if the product you paid for is actually the product you received...

One way of trying to reduce filament manufacturing costs is to use recycled materials; There is absolutely nothing wrong with recycling materials, actually if done properly, it can be a great practice that everyone (including mother nature) could benefit from.

The problem starts when a consumer is purchasing a product that is described to be made...

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Roboteurs & Filaments.ca at the Hamilton Maker Faire

maker fair roboteurs

Last Sunday June 21, 2015 we were happy to help out Roboteurs (roboteurs.com) with some 3D printer filament for their spot at the Hamilton Maker Faire (makerfairehamilton.com).

Roboteurs is an Ontario based company focused on the needs of education based robotics for students at all levels of learning. Their Printabots 3D Printed robots are a great and unique educational product and we were happy to be get the opportunity take part and look forward to a great relationship!

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Filaments.ca PLA used to build an entire robot!

inmoov robots for good wemoov

We are proud to share that our PLA given to WeMoov Toronto is being put to good use building an entire robot! The robot is being built as part of the "Robots for Good Project" (www.robotsforgood.com) and will be helping children in hospitals virtually live out their otherwise impossible adventures by a 3D printed robot.

We believe this is an amazing cause and are thankful to WeMoov Toronto for reaching out to us and giving us a chance...

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3D Printed PETG Christmas Tree Topper!

3d print vancouver 3d printer christmas tree topper 3dprintvancouver.com petg petg tree topper

With Christmas just around the corner, our good friends at 3DPrintVancouver.com created an awesome 3D printed, dimmable Christmas tree topper made from our own PETG 3D printer material.

From 3DPrintVancouver.com:

A 3D printed, dimmable Christmas tree topper in your choice of six colours. These are all made using Filaments.ca PETG. We chose PETG because it transmits the light beautifully, prints super reliably, and makes a durable end product. We are now selling them on our website at www.3dprintvancouver.com. It's our first product so we're producing...

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What really inside the PLA and ABS from Filaments.ca?

abs chemicals hazardous pla sgs test

Well, the answer is nothing! Our PLA and ABS 3D printer filaments are free from any hazardous materials or toxic chemicals that can put our customers at risk when printing with these materials.

Our original series ABS and PLA 3D printing materials have recently undergone an independent test conducted by SGS, (the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.) showing that the materials are free from PBBs (Read more →