Pyrex® (Borosilicate) Glass Filamet™
Pyrex® (Borosilicate) Glass Filamet™ contains around 73% glass by mass. Pyrex® (Borosilicate) Filamet™ enables any Fused Filament Fabrication printer to produce glass objects. Once fired in a kiln, the result is 100% glass.
Printed green parts and final sintered parts are opaque.
What you'll need to print:
* An FFF/FDM 3D printer
* Standard nozzle sized at 0.8mm
* Blue painters tape for your print bed. Glue sticks also work on glass print beds
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: 0.6mm or larger
Spool Placement: Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the filament spool just above the printer.
For more about this material, watch our podcast here.
Finished parts can tolerate heat up to around 600°C (1100°F)
Create lab tools, filters, art and one-off glass parts.
Debinding and Sintering Pyrex® (Borosilicate) Filamet™
Kiln / Sintering Furnace
Refractory Container (Crucible)
Sintering Refractory Ballast: Al2O3
|PB1||Place Al2O3 refractory in the crucible|
|PB2:||Bury the print in the Al2O3|
|PB3:||Tamp down, don't pack or smoosh|
|PB4:||Part should be surrounded by refractory|
|PB5:||Keep at least 15mm between the part and the crucible walls and top of refractory|
|PB6:||Put the crucible in the kiln|
|PB7:||Ramp furnace to 204°C (400°F)|
|PB8:||Hold at 204°C (400°F) for 2 hours*|
|PB9:||Over the course of 5 hours, ramp to 843°C (1550°F)|
|PB10:||Hold at 843°C (1550°F) for 3 hours|
|PB11:||Program ends - let furnace cool to room temp from Sinter Temp|
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"I just completed my first successful sintering of the Pyrex® (Borosilicate) Filamet™, and I'm blown away. This is an amazing product. I've been tinkering with your ceramic Filamet™s for a while now but only recently became proficient enough with my kiln to reliably sinter that material. In comparison, the Borosilicate really is a breeze!!
Thank you and the rest of the Virtual Foundry team for a fantastic new tool in my toolbox!!!"