Aluminum Filament contains around 65% metal. Filamet™ enables any Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printer to produce metal objects. Once fired in a kiln, the result is 100% metal.
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. Our metal filament 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 a metal filament that is 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 stainless steel
Reel Placement: Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the filament reel just above the printer.
The sintering process is still in development. Check our website periodically for updates on our metal filaments and applications.