High Carbon Iron Metal Filament

Looking for a highly ferromagnetic filament?

Our High Carbon Filament contains 80% metal, is fully sinterable and ferromagnetic.

This metal filament is great for use as a core for an electromagnet.

Filamet™ enables any Fused Deposition Modeling printer to produce metal objects. Once fired in a sintering furnace, the result is 100% metal. High Carbon Iron Filamet™ is highly ferromagnetic both before and after sintering.

Printer setup
(Visit our Use Instructions page for full printing, sintering and polishing guidelines.)

Temperature: 205-215°C (401-419°F)
Set print bed to 50°C (122°F) (optional)
Tip: Put a layer of blue painters tape on the print bed. 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 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 0.1mm.

Nozzle:  0.8mm or larger, hardened steel.

Reel Placement:  Reducing friction and pull on Filamet™ during printing is important. Try hanging the reel just above the printer. Any way to reduce friction and pull will greatly reduce chances of breakage during printing.

When sintering in a vacuum or inert environment, use Al203 and/or Powdered Graphite.

Eliminate tooling and machining costs for short run manufacturing, prototyping, and one-off metal part needs.

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