colorFabb Steelfill Sample - 50g
3D filament with steel component
- Perfect finish
- Unique feel of the surface
- Heavier than normal PLA
- Fine metal powder contained in the filament
- For advanced users
Product information & technical details
|Diameter:||1,75 mm, 2,85 mm|
|Product types:||Filament Samples|
|Filament colour:||Grey / silver|
|Net weight:||50 g|
|Recommended printing speed:||40 - 100 mm/s|
|Recommended processing temperature:||195 - 220 °C|
|Diameter related tolerance :||± 0,05 mm|
The high steel content contained in the Steelfill material causes a very abrasive effect on the normal brass nozzle. It is not as extreme as the XT-CF20, but it may affect the print quality after printing. After a weight of about 1.5 kg, the effects of the material on the printing quality is visible.
Therefore we recommend you to use a hardened nozzle.
Heated building board
Steelfill can easily be printed on a cool platform with blue tape or a building board spray. If your 3D printer has a heated building board, we recommend a printing temperature of approximately 50 °C.
For the first test prints, we recommend using a layer height of between 0.2 to 0.27 mm when printing with 0.4 mm nozzle.
In general, a good amount of flow is achieved with the default settings, to prevent the hot-end from clogging.
If you use lower layer heights, reduce either the printing speed or the temperature. Furthermore, the flow also need to be adjusted.
Steelfill to Bronzefill in its performance. For most devices, the standard PLA temperature is a good starting point.
Steelfill is very effective in cooling during the printing process. Use the cooling only if the model really requires it. (Many details, sharp corners, etc.).
Less cooling means better adhesion. Ideally, it is recommended to start with a 50% cooling capacity.
Before setting the values for the retract, ensure that the temperature and speed are optimal.
PLA retract values are a good starting point for most printers. However, one can expect slightly higher rates in order to achieve the best results.
TIP! Depending on the set-up, 3D printers and slicer software, it may be the case that colorFabb metal filaments require more flow compared to normal PLA.
TIP! If you polish and sand the printed parts, the metal particles will take on a glossy sheen.
Start with a grain size of 120-180 to ensure that the the printed lines (layers) disappear. Use finer grains towards the end of the finishing process and complete the process with a cloth for polishing towards the end.
Only for advanced users.
Processing tips can be found here: Tutorial
Did you know?
The concept of the 3D printer came about from an American inventor and engineer, Chuck Hull, during the s80s. He also founded the company called 3D Systems.