3DSourced Has Acquired Rigid.Ink

We’re very pleased to announce that we have struck a deal to acquire rigid.ink, and all the excellent content that the rigid.ink team have posted over the years will now be hosted on our site.

Founded in 2014, rigid.ink was known throughout the industry for manufacturing and selling some of the highest-quality 3D printer filament around – and at a time when 3D printing was still in its infancy, and getting ahold of reliable filament was a real struggle.

More recently, rigid.ink stopped selling filament, with the founding team focusing on their 3D printing educational platform, IO3DP. Over the time they operated, they posted excellent content on different aspects of 3D printing, from their ultimate 3D printing troubleshooting guide, to how to unclog your extruder or nozzle, and much more.

We have agreed on a deal to host that excellent on our site, and to keep it updated as changes and advances occur in the industry, as part of our commitment to being the most informative 3D printing site on the web. All the content from the rigid.ink site is available within this section of our site, and you can view all the posts previously on that site below.

Rigid.Ink Content

3D Print Not Sticking To Bed

3D Print Not Sticking To Bed: All 11 Problems Fixed

Your 3D print not sticking to the heated bed is one of the most common issues with many 3D printers. If your adhesion is lacking, you might end up with warped print … Read more

Best 3D Printing Books and Ways to Learn 3D Printing

11 Best 3D Printing Books & Other Ways To Learn 3D Printing 2022

If you want to learn more about 3D printing, whether you’re hunting for the best 3D printing book for some solid tips to get better prints, or to get full step-by-step technical training to … Read more

pva filament guide

PVA Filament: The Complete 3D Printing Guide

Being entirely water soluble, and non-toxic, this compound is used extensivly within almost every facet of modern life…

3D printing tips for beginners

Top 7 3D Printing Tips for Beginners

3D printing is an amazing technology whose possibilities are only just beginning to be explored by tens of thousands of enthusiasts around the world. If you’re new to 3D printing, it can … Read more

3D Printing Glossary

The Ultimate 3D Printing Glossary

3D printing is an amazing technology that can tend to be confusing at times. A lot of this confusion comes from the numerous technical terms and acronyms that have attached themselves to … Read more

How to untangle a filament spool

How to Untangle a Tangled or Knotted Filament Spool

The dreaded filament spool tangle can be a complete deal breaker to any print, and can seemingly strike at any time. If spools are used or stored incorrectly they can happen with … Read more


What is the difference between TPE and TPU Flexible Filament?

This article will clear up the confusion surrounding TPU vs TPE, how they’re best used for printing and take you through the steps to achieving best results. Ironically, flexible filaments don’t have to be hard … Read more

Advanced Overview to Improve 3D Print Finish Quality [Infographic]

One of our biggest gripes about 3D printing is that your finished print invariably ends up looking, well… a bit 3D printed. Sometimes that’s fine, but other times it’s not. Here are our … Read more

Clear 3D Printer Filament

How to 3D Print Clear Filament, More Clearly

Clear 3D printing can be a bit of an enigma, the success of your clear prints down to a number of things. In this guide, we’ll take you through which materials can be … Read more

hips filament 3d printing guide

HIPS Filament: The Complete HIPS 3D Printing Guide

What do you do when you want to print a more complicated design, one that has overhanging parts that require support or involves a lot of detail? How about a situation where … Read more

petg filament 3d printing guide cover

The Complete PETG Filament 3D Printing Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn why PETG filament is fast becoming a favorite. We’ll explain what PETG is, how to 3D print PETG perfectly (and some tips and tricks for the best … Read more

3D Printer Nozzle Size

What 3D Printer Nozzle Size Should I Use? – The Pros and Cons

When browsing for your last printer, 3D printer nozzle size may well have been the last thing on your mind. It’s an often overlooked detail. Depending on what you need to print; … Read more

PLA Filament Guide

PLA 3D Printing Filament – Everything You Need to Know [2022]

This article is going to give you all the information you need surrounding PLA 3D filament – what it is, what it’s good for, and how to print with it. PLA is … Read more

3D Printing Education Lesson Plan

3D Printing in Education & Creating Your Lesson Plan [Step by Step]

In this guide, you’re going to learn why 3D printing is relevant to education and how to make it relevant to your students or children of any age (suitable for elementary and … Read more

Best Carbon Fiber Filament Brands Companies

Top 3 Best Carbon Fiber Filament Companies in 2020

The availability of new, exciting 3D printing materials has increased dramatically in a few short years. Originally, you were confined to just your regular PLA and ABS filaments on any machine costing … Read more

small 3D prints

8 Big Ideas for Small 3D Prints

You’ve received your free sample, or just have a small amount of filament left. But now what, what can you actually print with it?  We hear you, you’ve got a busy life … Read more

Which Build Plate Surface for 3D Printing

What Build Plate Surface Should I Use? We Review The Most Commonly Used

We’ve all been there. You start a print job and right away things begin to go off the rails. The first layer of your print material isn’t properly adhering to the surface … Read more

PMMA Filament Acrylic

Why You Should Try Acrylic PMMA Filament – And How to Print it

Are you looking to expand the horizons of your 3D printing? Do you feel that your usual go-to 3D printing filaments are constricting the creativity of your designs? Maybe you simply need … Read more