Desktop 3D printing using Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology has evolved rapidly in the past several years. Nowadays, we have printers with advanced retraction abilities, two-zone heating, and improved positional accuracy.
Filament choices have similarly expanded to include highly innovative and creative options such as glow-in-the-dark, conductive, or wooden filaments.
Despite the wide range of available filaments, there are still two that remain at the top in terms of popularity and use: PLA and ABS.
What makes these two filaments so popular? Given a choice between the two, which one should you pick?
These are the questions we’re going to answer in this article. What is PLA? PLA stands for polylactic acid , a biodegradable polyester with building blocks made of lactic acid. PLA was first made way back in 1932 when Carothers heated a lactic acid under vacuum conditions while removing the water that was a product of […]
Hey, Karl here. Back in September of 2019, I reviewed the Sovol SV01 printer. I had a very good experience and still...