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Test Database Credit by Nathon T

Discover SainSmart Filament: Your Choice for Reliable 3D Printing When it comes to 3D printing, choosing the right filament can make all the difference in your project's success. SainSmart offers a range of high-quality filaments designed to meet the demands of both hobbyists and professionals alike. Here’s why SainSmart filament stands out:


Diverse Material Options:

SainSmart provides a variety of filament materials including PLA Matte, ASA High Speed, PA12-CF (Nylon), PETG and TPU filament. Each material is engineered with specific properties to suit different applications, from everyday prints to specialized projects requiring enhanced durability and performance.


Superior Mechanical Properties:

SainSmart filaments boast impressive mechanical characteristics. For instance, PLA Matte offers a Young's Modulus of 2.28 GPa and an Ultimate Tensile Strength of 27.78 MPa, ensuring robust prints with reliable structural integrity. ASA High Speed and PA12-CF (Nylon) provide excellent tensile strengths of 39.36 MPa and 58.9 MPa respectively, ideal for applications demanding resilience and impact resistance.


Temperature Resistance:

With printed temperatures reaching up to 290°C for PA12-CF (Nylon) and PETG, SainSmart Filament are suitable for projects requiring heat endurance and stability under varying environmental conditions.



Ultimate Tensile Strength
The ultimate tensile strength is the maximum stress that the material can withstand before breaking. The higher the tensile strength, the more resistant the material is to break. Results are reported in megapascals (MPa).


Young's Modulus
The Young's modulus is the slope of the stress-strain curve. The higher the Young's modulus, the more resistant the material is to deformation. Results are reported in pascals.


Normalize by Cost
Cost-normalized values are reported in units of megapascals (MPa) per dollar ($) per kilogram (kg). A higher cost-normalized value corresponds to a greater material strength per dollar. Costs were calculated using the price of the material in writing.


Left Out Wet
Materials that are susceptible to water absorption were tested after printing 8 test coupons together and then one set of 4 was tested immediately after printing and another set was tested after long exposure to a wet environment.


Printed New / Dried Before Printing
Sometimes you can't print a material immediately after opening the package. To test this, we printed some test coupons after leaving the roll of filament out in an open, humid environment. The time we left filaments varied. We tested some filaments by printing the coupon without drying in a filament dryer and with drying in a filament dryer.


Reported results are the average of 4 tests on each material performed at room temperature on ASTM D638 type V coupons printed for maximum strength with the layer lines parallel to the axis of the test. Materials that are susceptible to water absorption were tested both dry and wet.


Modulus (GPa)
Modulus (MPa/$kg)
Ultimate Tensile
Strength (MPa)
Ultimate Tensile
Strength (MPa/$kg)
Temp (°C)
Left Out Wet
Printed New
Dried Before
SainSmart PLA Matte PLA 2.28 ± 0.12 114.16 27.78 ± 0.43 1.39 220 N Y N
SainSmart ASA High Speed Styrene 1.68 ± 0.13 33.64 39.36 ± 0.44 0.79 250 N Y N
SainSmart PA12-CF (Nylon) Nylon 3.12 ± 0.15 26.03 58.9 ± 2.51 0.49 290 N N Y
SainSmart PETG PETG 1.73 ± 0.14 71.98 39.82 ± 4.01 1.66 250 N Y N
P****r PA12-CF Nylon 2.68 ± 0.1 16.75 67.14 ± 0.83 0.42 290 N N Y
P****r PLA PolyTerra PLA 2.04 ± 0.14 97.13 30.94 ± 0.67 1.47 230 N N N
O****e PLA PLA 2.35 ± 0.13 98.06 48.98 ± 0.31 2.04 220 N N N
e**** PLA Pro PLA 2.44 ± 0.53 97.73 47.89 ± 0.8 1.92 225 N N N
E****o PLA PLA 2.04 ± 0.06 107.18 35.84 ± 0.74 1.89 220 N N N
C**** PLA PLA 2.28 ± 0.04 94.91 52.37 ± 0.94 2.18 235 N N Y
C**** Nylex-CF Nylon 3.76 ± 0.12 41.79 96.68 ± 0.42 1.07 290 N N Y
B****b PLA PLA 2.32 ± 0.03 96.67 41.09 ± 1.1 1.71 220 N N N



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