A 3D printed fan design

Materials for FFF 3D printing

3D Printing Academy Course

Explore the properties of the main materials used in 3D printing and learn how to choose the right material for your project. Available late 2020.

Checking the form and fit of concept drill model printed from Ultimaker PLA

What you'll learn

In this course, you will learn about different material properties, the science behind the numbers on material data sheets, and how to choose the right material for your 3D printed part. The course focuses in more detail on Tough PLA, Nylon, TPU, and PVA.

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