Zirconium Silicate (Zircopax®) Ceramic Filamet™
Zirconium Silicate Filamet™ contains around 60%(Zircopax®) Zirconium Silicate. Ceramic Filamet™ enables any Fused Filament Fabrication printer to produce ceramic objects. Once fired in a kiln, the result is 100% ceramic.
What you'll need to print:
* An FFF/FDM 3D printer
* Standard brass nozzle
* Blue painters tape for your print bed. Glue sticks also work on glass print beds
What you'll need to debind & sinter:
Sintering trials have not been conducted on this material
3D Printer setup: Visit our Use Instructions page for full printing and polishing guidelines.
Temperature: 205-235°C (401-455°F)
Set print bed to 40-50°C (104-122°F) (optional)
Tip: Put a layer of blue painters tape on the print bed. Our metal filament Filamet™ has great adhesion to the bed.
Speed: 30mm/sec (1800mm/min) to start.
Layer Height: Many slicers lay down an extra wide first layer to get good adhesion to the bed. This is not a problem unless the first layer is very short. With traditional PLA, it will simply squeeze out at the sides. Filamet™ is more viscous which slows this process. If the nozzle seems clogged, it may be that the nozzle is too close to the bed on the first layer. Once dialed in, some users are printing down to a layer height of 0.1mm.
Nozzle: 0.6mm or larger, standard stainless steel.
Spool Placement: Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the filament spool just above the printer.
No sintering trials have been conducted on this material. Check The Virtual Foundry's Use Instructions page for guidelines to get started with the sintering process where needed.
Eliminate tooling and machining costs for short run manufacturing, prototyping, and one-off metal part needs.