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WHY CHOOSE THINK3D

think3D is a one stop shop for all 3D printing needs in India. For us, 3D printing is a full time occupation and thus we are able to offer entire gamut of 3D services to our customers. We sell all kinds of 3D printers, 3D filaments, 3D scanners and offer 3D printing, 3D scanning, 3D design services. So, as a customer you needn’t waste your valuable time looking for multiple vendors for multiple 3D printing requirements.

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OUR CLIENTS

CUSTOMER SPEAK

I purchased some filaments for my 3d printer. It goes well with the machine. They’ve got a wide range of 3d filaments and good price. I will keep buying from them.

Vihaan G.

We ordered PEEK filament for our medical research. think3D team offered considerate service during the whole purchasing process.

Dr. Ravichandhra

The variety of 3d filaments is large. We got some exotic filaments such as wood, fluorescent and magnetic ones which we don’t find with other vendors, and the cost is reasonable also.

Radhika Chowdary

The filaments are of high quality and were delivered in time.

Prasad

Finally got my favorite color and material. Thank you so much.

Nirthiksha

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there a rule of thumb when it comes down to 3D-Printing in general?

Keep the nozzle temperature as low as possible and cool as much as you can.

The above mentioned rule of thumb can be seen as the basis of 3D-Printing. This rule is created with hours of testing and experimenting with different 3D-Printer filaments and 3D-Printing techniques. Of course there are exceptions and boundaries to this rule, for instance, some filaments react badly to cooling and others cannot be printed below a certain temperature without risking under extrusion.

What is a PLA Filament?

PLA (Polylactic acid) is biodegradable thermoplastic derived mostly from corn. Due to its brittle nature, PLA is not recommended for 3D printing. Printed object may break down after a few months.

Furthermore, the material has sharp edges when it breaks, making it a hazard especially when removing the support material from printed parts.

What kind of plastic filaments can be used?

ABS, PLA, HIPS, TPU, PETG,PC, Carbon Fiber plastic materials are used on our 3D printers.

What material should I use? ABS or PLA?

Use of PLA is avoided as it has lower strength as compared to ABS when it absorbs moisture. Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) printed parts have a strong, hard, and rigid output.

How much stuff can I print with one roll of filament?

In order to answer this, we need to consider a few things. We need to know the dimensions of the object, the percentage of infill and  the part requires support material or not.

Why won’t the plastic extrude properly?

3D printing is tricky beast, and there are many potential reasons why your extruder is having problems. The first thing to do, is to make sure that you know what material you’re using, and that you have the proper temperature settings.

Each material has an ideal range of temperatures

PLA: 190-210°C
ABS: 220 -240°C
NYLON: 240C-250°C
LAYWOOD: 175-250°C
LAYBRICK: 165-210°C
SOFT PLA/BENDLAY: 220-235°C
GLOW IN THE DARK PLA: 185-205°C
PVA: 170-190°C

How should I store my filament?
To store filament correctly so that it doesn't come into contact with moist air, you have three practical and relatively cheap options:
  1. Use double-zipped vacuum bags with a valve for sucking the air out with a standard vacuum cleaner.
  2. Store your filament spools in transparent storage boxes with sealed lids.
  3. Another great solution to creating a moisture-free environment for filament storage is a dry box. These cabinets provide the kind of low-humidity environment that is perfect for filament storage. The technology works through a electronic dehumidifier system that constantly dehumidifies the interior of the box. As a result, you’ll limit the contact that your filament has with humid air to practically nothing. For you, this means stronger, more reliable prints.
What temperature should it be to dry PLA filament?

For drying PLA filament you want to ensure more care, as 7°C will be too hot. We recommend at the very lowest temp your oven will go around 4°C. Even at this temp your PLA will soften, so drying PLA in the oven won't always give you the results you're after.

Can PLA get wet?

Some of you think that PLA will dissolve in water and/or will degrade in moist or wet environments. That is totally false. The 3D printable plastic, which is often used as a support material with dual extrusion 3D printers and which dissolves in water is PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol), not PLA.

Does PETG filament absorb moisture?

Wet PETG is significantly more brittle than dry, and the interlayer adhesion is significantly reduced. Fortunately, most of the filaments we print with aren't very susceptible to hydrolysis at room temperature without the presence of an acid or a base. Nylon and PC can absorb enough water in 48 hours to ruin prints.

What is the difference between PET and PETG?

PET, or 'polyethylene terephthalate', is a combination of two monomers. PETG is of the same chemical composition as PET but with the addition of glycol. With just this one addition, the chemical composition is completely changed, creating a whole new plastic.