Stainless Steel 316L Filamet™
Stainless Steel 316L Filamet™ contains around 85% metal by mass and has a density of 3.5g/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, sintering 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. Use a FilaWarmer set to 45°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.
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