Best New Products of 2017
3D Printing Supplies
By far our most futuristic new product! The 3D Printing supplies are 3D filament made from PLA plastic. This type of filament is used in Fused Deposition Additive Manufacturing machines.
This particular material was selected because it provides consistent and easy feeding from the machine, is strong, less prone to warping, and allows very tight tolerances for the items being manufactured. Also, this particular filament can be cut, filed, or glued post printing. Further, it is compatible with most commercially available non-cartridge based printers.
It is worth noting that this material cannot be used with acetone, as it will melt the filament. Lastly, in an effort to be greener, the PLA filament is biodegradable and derived from plant matter, resulting in a lower impact on the environment.
For an explanation of 3D printing and the methods used, see our blog post here!
From all of us at Online Metals, have a great year and we eagerly look forward to all of your fantastic creations in 2018!