Aluminum 6061 Filamet™
Aluminum 6061 Filamet™ contains around 65% metal and has a density of 1.51g/cc. Filamet™ enables any Fused Filament Fabrication printer to produce metal objects. Once fired in a sintering furnace, the result is 100% metal.
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 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.
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