Formfutura MetalFil™ Brass
Filament copper filling on PLA basis
- Unique appearance
- Heavier than conventional filaments
- Simple post-processing for great effects
Product information & technical details
|Diameter:||1,75 mm, 2,85 mm|
|Product types:||Metal Filaments|
|Filament colour:||Gold / Brass|
|Net weight:||750 g|
|Recommended processing temperature:||190 - 220 °C|
|Recommended heating temperature:||Not required|
|Diameter related tolerance :||± 0,05 mm|
MetalFil ™ Ancient Bronze is an incredible new filament, based on PLA, containing about 80% copper powder.
The high content in bronze powder enables all FDM 3D printer users to create bronze objects that are almost indistinguishable from genuine bronze objects.
Due to the extremely high bronze filling, the MetalFil ™ Ancient Bronze has an incredibly high density of 3.4 g / cm³.
Unlike other metal filaments, the MetalFil ™ by FormFutura can be printed perfectly with almost any hot-end with a 0.4mm nozzle.
Direct Drive and Bowden extruders retract settings can also be used.
MetalFil ™ is a very simple printable filament and ensures stable printing results. Thus, the filament is also suitable for beginners.
Polishing, brushing or sanding:
After printing MetalFil ™ can easily be reworked using a brass brush or sandpaper. Sanding the object increases the visibility of copper powder.
Once MetalFil ™ is sanded or brushed, you can polish the print object with a white polishing paste. This gives the component a natural and incredible shine.
To accelerate the natural aging (patina) of a component, the 3D component can be treated with an ammonia and soda mixture.
This gives it a beautiful, aged blue weathering effect.
In order to maintain the shine, you can use wax the component or treat it with XTC-3D.
Please note that the MetalFil ™ filaments contain a very high concentration of metal powder, thereby increasing the nozzle wear. In general, the nozzle wears out much faster than normal filaments.
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.