Various materials are used in 3D printing, and they all depend on the kind of results you want to have – how it will look like, its shape, texture, and durability of the product. The most common materials used in 3D printing are plastic such as PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) and ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), metal, carbon fiber, graphite, and graphene because of their strength, flexibility, and more. Other materials used are powders, paper, nitinol, and resins.
The price of a 3D printer in the Philippines ranges from P30,000 to P200,000, and this will still vary depending on the needs of the user. If the user is only a beginner or a hobbyist, there is no need for 3D printers which are for large-scale production. But for people or businesses who need higher and larger printing capabilities, choosing a more advanced 3D printer is advisable.