Copper Filament

Copper Filament contains around 90% metal. Filamet™ is a trademarked material that enables any Fused Filament Fabrication printer to produce pure metal objects. Once fired in a kiln, the result is 100% metal.

Metal Filament
Filamet™ is a composite metal filament that works with nearly all existing 3D printers and sinters with simple atmosphere furnaces that have been commercially available for decades.

Reel Placement
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.

When sintering in an open environment, use Magic Black Powder for the Refractory Ballast. In a vacuum or inert environment, use Al203 and/or Powdered Graphite.

3D PRINTER SETUP

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 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
0.6mm or larger, standard stainless steel

Reel Placement
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.

More Information
Visit our Use Instructions page for full printing, sintering and polishing guidelines.

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