Bronze filament that contains around 87% metal. This metal filament is a trademarked material called Filamet™.
Filamet™ is a composite 3D printing metal filament that works with nearly all existing 3D printers and sinters with simple atmosphere furnaces that have been commercially available for decades.
Our materials enable any unmodified Fused Filament
Fabrication printer to produce pure metal objects. Once fired in a kiln, the result is 100% metal.
Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the reel just above the printer. Use a FilaWarmer
set to 45°C to enhance success on the path from spool to printer.
3D Printer setup
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 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.
.6mm or larger, standard stainless steel