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  • Essentium Polyamide Filament Your Guide to Printing with Polyamide Filament

    Printing With Polyamide

     

    Introducing the latest in the Essentium lineup of engineering grade filaments, Essentium PA.  Specially formulated by BASF, Essentium PA is well suited for 3D printing, providing exceptional strength and durability while retaining a surprising amount of stiffness.  Good melt flow properties also allow for easy use and consistent prints which is one of the most important properties for FFF printing. Continue Reading

  • EssentiumU: 3D Printing for Educators, Universities, and Students

    EssentiumU: 3D Printing for Educators, Universities, and Students

     

    We developed EssentiumU to engage with top-tier schools looking to lead the way in utilizing 3D printing in the classroom. We bring educators together to share ideas, discuss methods, and build the 3D printing community as it educates today’s students. In addition, we provide high-quality materials at a discount to educators and their students to ensure that institutions have access to the latest 3D printing developments.

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  • PLA Economy: Your High-Quality, American Made, Everyday PLA

    Introducing PLA Economy

     

    Starting at $19.95, Your High-Quality, American Made, Everyday PLA

     

    Nozzle jams and broken prints are two of the most frustrating parts of 3D printing. Many times these issues are caused by using low quality filament. While many beginner printers start with the low cost materials, most experienced makers understand that a complementary relationship between great printer and high quality filament is the key to great prints. 3D printers deserve quality at an affordable price and new Essentium PLA Economy delivers great prints, every time.

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Make Stronger 3D Printed Parts

    5 Easy Ways to Make Stronger 3D Printed Parts

     

    3D printed parts tend to be brittle and weak if poorly designed. Using a combination of good design practices, smart print settings, and high quality filament, you can dramatically increase the strength of your parts without breaking the bank. Continue Reading

  • PCTG vs. PETG: What’s the difference?

    “PCTG contains all the qualities that we enjoy in PETG while also providing several distinct advantages.”

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  • A PLA That’s Changing The Game!

    A PLA That’s Changing The Game!

    PLA has long been a filament of choice for many FDM 3D printing users. The reason is simple. It’s ease of use when printing; alongside its passable mechanical properties makes for an excellent plastic for beginners in 3D printing.
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  • 7 Unique 3D Printing Filaments

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  • Material Offerings

    Essentium is proud to announce the launch of our first set of filaments, now available for purchase online. These materials and formulations were carefully selected for an optimal set of various qualities to ensure that we can provide an ideal solution for a variety of printing applications. Our first suite of filament offerings includes our High-Performance PLA, Copolyester PCTG, and Carbon Fiber-filled Polycarbonate. Made in the USA, our materials are produced to meet the strictest industry standards to ensure an optimal printing experience.

    Essentium High Performance PLA

    “Your PLA is ridiculous!”
    – Cole Nielson, CEO of Orbital Composites Continue Reading

  • Essentium Uses Polycarbonate and Chopped Carbon Fibers to Create the Engineer’s Dream

    Biomedical Device At Essentium, our polycarbonate composites are an engineer’s dream. This material exhibits excellent mechanical properties, including high tensile strength and heat resistance. Reinforced with carbon fiber, this filament has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, giving you more for less. From quadcopters and biomedical devices to tooling and fixturing, our PC/CF allows you to create parts that are limited only by your imagination.

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  • Essentium PLA Case Study

    Essentium’s mission is to create the next generation of essential materials. In keeping with that purpose, we have developed a suite of premium, 3D printing filament. With our first commercial filament launch, Essentium is proud to introduce our high-strength, technical PLA. This PLA offers all the usability and printability of traditional PLA with significantly improved mechanical properties.

    Essentium PLA offers nearly 50% improvement in tensile strength, over 100% increase in flexural strength, and 140% increase in heat deflection temperature when compared to traditional PLAs. Continue Reading