3d printing filament in south Africa

Top 10 Companies - Buy 3D Printing Filament in South Africa

1. AMS3D

This company is based in Centurion, they have a mega store just off the N1 highway. If you haven’t been there I highly recommend popping in to see it, some great machines and models displayed.

They have recently imported their own brand of 3D printing  filament called MambaWire. I have personally used the PLA, PETG and Nylon. I have been really impressed with this new filament and will definitely be using it in the future again. Thanks Bernhard for a great product.

They do have filament in stock when this post was made. MambaWire PLA @ R325

2. 3D Printing Store

This company is also based in Centurion, literally on the opposite side of the highway to AMS3D. So if you’re into 3D printing you could be spending all your money in a 1km radius… They also have another branch in Boksburg.

They stock the following 3d printing filament brands: Wanhao, CRON, Flashforge, 3DX Tech and Taulman. They are generally very well stocked, but when this post was published they were almost all out of stock due to the high demand at the moment.

CRON PLA @ R349.95

3. BuildVolume

This company is based in Pretoria East, stocking some very impressive 3D printing machines like Formlabs, Ultimaker, Zortax and Sinterit to name a few. Go pop in for a nice cup of coffee while you look at your next financial mistake.

They stock a wide range of FDM Filaments like Form Futura, Zortax, dddrop, Polymaker, Creality, NinjaTek, Verbatim and XYZ Printing.

They recently received their creality shipment an had stock when this post was released. Creality PLA @ R358

4. DIY Electronics

This company is based in Durban, but don’t be afraid to order online as their logistics are generally very good. Fastway couriers are always on the ball with my shipments across SA.

They stock a wide range of filaments like CCTREE, Esun and Hello3d. If you own a Ender 3 the CCTREE is probably one of the best cheap filaments I’ve used.

They just received their stock of filament and should be fully stocked when this post was created. CCTREE PLA @ R289.95

5. 3D Drone

This company is situated behind the airport close to emperors palace. Don’t let the name confuse you, they do sell 3D Printing goodies and all I can say is “great service”. Don is a really nice guy and always seems to go the extra mile, for that I say thank you.

They stock Hello3d filament and are always well priced. Unfortunately on the date of this post they were all out of filament stock, but please go buy other products from them.  Hello3D PLA @ R245

6. Kara's Kreations

This company is located in the Vaal, great customer service from Kara. She started the company during the Lockdown period and has really impressed me, please don’t hesitate to order from her as she always goes the extra mile.

They stock a few filament brands like Tronhoo and did have some stock still available when we made this post. Tronhoo PLA @ R290

7. Filament Factory

This company is located in Roodepoort and as far as I am aware were the first suppliers to make 3d printing filament in South Africa. 

If you want to support local this is the company for you. They do have a lead time on filament as they manufacture on demand, but this shouldn’t stop you from buying.

Great pricing and also decent discount on bulk orders, Please support local. Filament Factory PLA++ @ R250

8. Da Vinci Lab

Where are all the Capetonians, I didn’t forget about you. Here is a suppliers of some well known brands like E3D and Duet and they are based close to you.

Since I am based in Gauteng I have yet to be in their store, but they have said that their filament stock will be up for sale in this week. So please go pop in and try them out if you haven’t already. Da Vinci Lab PLA @ R249

9. Chilli Pepper 3D

Another company for people who live in Cape Town. Similar to buildvolume they are resellers of some very high end 3d printers, so if you’re looking for quality machines and consumables. 

They are very well stocked so go check them out. Forma Futura Easyfil PLA @ R489

10. 3D Store

Last but not least, is one of the new kids on the block. They are based in Sandton and recently popped up when there was a filament shortage during Lockdown. Ordered creality filament from them and was shipped out very quickly.

They do have Flashforge filament in stock. Flashforge PLA @ R339

This is my opinion on where to buy 3D Printing filament in South Africa

This is my opinion on where to buy 3D Printing filament in South Africa, I have supported most of these companies.

Yes, I have probably missed some companies so please leave there names in the comments. Please no negative comments we are here to build together.

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