High-speed 3D printing filaments have been specifically designed to be usable at much higher printing speeds than standard filaments. They are usually compatible with all printers but will often perform best when used with a high-speed printer. High-speed filaments are particularly useful for users who need to cut down production times to increase out-put and cost-efficiency, hence they are often used by professional users however they can still be used by everyone!

PLA is often used as the basis for high speed 3D filaments, this means that the filaments retain the ease of printing and low warp characteristics of PLA.