Stainless Steel 316L Filamet™
Stainless Steel 316L Filamet™ contains at least 80% metal. Filamet™ enables any FDM printer to produce metal objects. Once fired in a kiln, the result is 100% metal.
(Visit our Use Instructions page for full printing, sintering and polishing guidelines.):
Temperature: 401-419°F (205-215°C)
Set print bed to 122°F (50°C) (optional).
Tip: Put a layer of blue painters tape on the print bed. Filamet™ has great adhesion to the bed.
Speed: 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 thin. With traditional PLA, it will simply squeeze out at the sides. Filamet™ is more viscous which slows this process. If the printer 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 .1mm.
Nozzle: .6mm or larger, standard brass
Reel Placement: Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the reel just above the printer. Use a FilaWarmer set to 60°C to enhance success on the path from spool to printer.
Eliminate tooling and machining costs for short run manufacturing, prototyping, and one-off metal part needs.