High Carbon Iron Filamet™
High Carbon Iron Filamet™ contains around 80% metal and has a density of 2.75g/cc. Filamet™ enables any Fused Filament Fabrication printer to produce metal objects. Once fired in a sintering furnace, the result is 100% metal. High Carbon Iron Filamet™ is highly ferromagnetic both before and after sintering.
What you'll need to print:
* An FFF/FDM 3D printer
* Hardened steel nozzle sized at 0.8mm or 1.0mm (MK8 and MK10 varieties in the shop)
* Blue painters tape for your print bed. Glue sticks also work on glass print beds
What you'll need to debind & sinter:
Sintering parameters for this material are still in development
Slicer Setup: Start with a basic PLA profile for your printer. Change the nozzle temperature to 225°C (437°F). Optionally, set the print bed to 40-50°C (104-122°F). Set the flow rate to 135%. Adjust settings from there as needed.
Tip: Put a layer of blue painters tape on the print bed. Filamet™ has great adhesion to the bed.
Nozzle: 0.8mm or larger, hardened steel.
Spool Placement: Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the filament spool just above the printer.
Polishing: Visit our Use Instructions page for polishing guidelines.
Eliminate tooling and machining costs for short run manufacturing, prototyping, and one-off metal part needs.
Note: All sales final except in cases of defective product.
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