2018 Recap

Another year has passed and we’re gearing up for a (let’s be honest) well-deserved holiday break. Before we head home, let’s look back at the past year with a short recap.


5 years of colorFabb

We started the year with our fifth anniversary, which seems so long ago already. Take a trip down Memory Lane and read our blogs about our birthday here.



New material releases

No new year without new materials. And we released quite a bit. From aesthetical to functional, we’ve added quite a bit to our portfolio.



Our most luxurious filament so far. A unique development based on our best-selling nGen. Make your prints stand out! Full release notes here.

ngen Transparent

Adding no less than six amazing transparent colors to our nGen line-up! Read more here.

PLA Semi-Matte Black and White

Our first semi-matte filament (black) was released in March and an instant hit. Check out the original blog.
… followed in December with Semi-Matte White (after popular demand). More here.

Color on Demand

If one development defined the year here at colorFabb, it was Color on Demand. Custom color design has already allowed hundreds of customers to print with the color they actually need.

Custom color filaments, made to order. We offer the largest portfolio of PLA colors in the world. Learn more about our unique service.
Designs by Dizingof. Original post.
Pen design by Batch.Works. Original post.
Parasites by Buro Ruig. Original post.

PA Neat

Following PA-CF Low Warp, we continued our developments with PA Neat, a highly functional nylon for engineering parts. Read our original release notes here.

Ultimaker Market Place

Several of our filaments were selected to be added to the Ultimaker Market Place. You can now easily select Color on Demand PLA, woodFill, XT-CF20 and nGen from the list of pre-set profiles. More here and here.


And more…

Of course there was much more news in the past year.

  • We started working with Ninjatek who is our new distributor in North America and we are theirs in Europe
  • We were nominated for the Lodewijk van der Grintenprijs (but sadly did not win)
  • We saw some great use of Stacker 3D printers at companies like Mifa and Optima
  • We visited Tinkertoys and learned why they choose colorFabb PLA/PHA as their go-to filament
  • We learned about the awesome Project Unicorn and their use of our filaments
  • We did not start drone deliveries (and it was quite surprising how many people thought we would).

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The entire colorFabb team wishes you happy holidays, a merry Christmas and a great 2019!