FUSION3 3D PRINTERS:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if I want to print a filament that hasn’t been tested by Fusion3?
Do I void my warranty if my printer is damaged when using a filament that has not been certified by Fusion3?
Can Fusion3 3D printers print high temperature materials like Peek and Ultem?
How do you recommend I store my filament?
Do I have to buy my filament from Fusion3?
Fusion3 does not sell filament to our customers. We believe our customers should be able to choose from the widest variety of quality materials and have competition from multiple suppliers to ensure the best price and service. Certified materials that are tested to print with our 3D Printers can be found on our materials page.
I’ve heard that print heads tend to either wear our quickly or jam/clog while using specialty infused filaments?
Can Fusion3 printers print flexible materials?
Fusion3’s 3D printers are able to print most flexible materials very well, including those made from TPU, TPE, Nylon and PCTPE.
Certain materials are very soft, such as NinjaTek’s Ninja-FlexTM, which struggles to print on most 3D printers, and won’t print on our 3D printers.
We have certified materials very similar to Ninja-flex that you can use as a substitute.
Please contact our support team if you require assistance in identifying a flexible material for your particular application.
What filament / materials can be printed on Fusion3’s 3D printers?
Fusion3’s printers can accommodate most any thermoplastic filament as long as the material doesn’t require heating beyond our extruder temperature of 300*C. It seems each week a new material is released onto the market and Fusion3 tries to test and approve any material that is in demand by the customers. The current list of certified materials can be found in the Support section of the Fusion3 website.
How does your material certification process work?
Where can I find a list of materials certified for Fusion3 3D printers?
Certified materials that are tested to print with our 3D printers can be found on our materials page.
What is your philosophy about the materials used in Fusion3 3D printers?
Where can I purchase material that is certified by Fusion3?
Our materials page lists all the certified materials for our 3D printers. Next to each material listed is a blue icon that, when clicked, will take you to the manufacturer’s website. In most cases, the manufacturer sells their filament directly from their website. In many cases, the manufacturers’ filament is also sold by other companies. We have found that Amazon.com or Google Shopping are great places to find multiple sellers of the certified filaments, ensuring price competition and product availability.
Do you provide default material profiles for use with your printer and Simplify3D Creator (bundled slicing software)?
Yes, Fusion3 extensively tests materials from across the industry to certify and publish profile settings for optimum results for our 3D printers. These profiles can be found in the Support section of the Fusion3 website. We are constantly adding new material profiles, so if you have a particular material that you are interested in, check with us and we’ll help you find something that will work.