MakerBot’s Colorful Plastics

MakerBot is making a big deal out of their plastic selection, and they should. It’s a far cry from their initial selection of plain old colors years ago. Today you’ll find it includes a really terrific set of colors that they’ve grouped into: true colors, translucents and specialties. They offer ABS, PLA, dissolvable and flexible plastics. 
We got a close look at the selection at last week’s CES where MakerBot had literally printed out a bunny in every single material they offer. It’s then you can appreciate the huge spectrum offered. In all they now offer 23 colors of PLA, 20 colors of ABS, 20 colors of flexible filament and one color of dissolvable material. That’s an awful lot of bunnies!  
We’re particularly interested in the translucent colors, as you can see here in this figurine printed in translucent red PLA. Beauty!
3D printed objects often look best when produced in specific colors. MakerBot now makes the selection of colors much easier with their rather comprehensive product shelf. 
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest

Black Hawk Twinned

Digital twin creation of the US Army’s Black Hawk helicopters will bring new life into the out-of-production aircraft.

Read More »

Email us

Feedback, Tips?

We’ll use the details you provide on this form to contact you regarding your inquiry. You can read our Privacy Policy here.

Be Informed!

Keep up to date on the latest developments in 3D printing and additive manufacturing