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I'm really enjoying the filament from 3DEX. Trying their aliuminum filament and it looks exactly like metal!
The quality of [3DEX's] filament is immediately noticable. I shall have to buy some more.
This filament is so easy to print with. I haven't had any adhesion issues and the finish of every print is always great.
Getting Started with 3D printing
There are many commendable 3D printers on the market currently and there are always new ones being created every month. 3D printing using filament is quickly becoming a very popular and mainstream hobby. A 3D printer once used to cost many thousands of pounds but now there are printers available for as little as £150. Obviously, an inexpensive printer does not have the same functionality and quality that is offered by the more expensive manufacturers but are still an excellent way to get started. Software is also vital for 3D printing and luckily there is a huge variety of free software available.
In order to 3D print you will require a piece of software called a slicer. It takes a 3D CAD model and cuts it into many layers that the 3D printer can then read and print. The most commonly used slicers are free and offer a comprehensive range of features. Two good slicers to check out is Cura (made by Ultimaker) and Sli3DR. However, if your printer requires a constant connection to a computer then you will require some more software that encompasses a slicer. A popular such software is Repetier-Host.