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3D FilaPrint Metal Infused PLA

FilaPrint Metal Bronze PLA 1.75mm 500gms

FilaPrint Metal Bronze PLA 1.75mm 500gms

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FilaPrint Metal Bronze PLA because you know you deserve it!


 

The FilaPrint Metal PLA is an 80% bronze filled filament which is easy to print, sand & polish, you can create the most beautiful objects with real METAL characteristics, such as a 3 x higher weight than PLA, a METAL feel & touch and thermo-conductivity. Due to the high percentage of fillers FilaPrint Metal Bronze PLA has virtually no shrinkage, plus a special lubricant increases the flow and prevents FilaPrint Bronze to adhere to the nozzle. Finally all above positives combined with the correct hardness results in a filament that can be printed on almost every type of FDM 3d printer available on the market with retraction enabled on nozzles ≥0.35 mm.

Features:

  • Approx. 80% bronze content
  • PLA-based, 3 times heavier
  • Metal feel & “cold” touch
  • Excellent printability on both direct & Bowden style 3D printers
  • Processing additive added for easy & reliable printing
  • Quick & easy polishing and other post-processing
  • Possibility to print with retraction
  • Works on nozzles ≥0.35 mm
Additional Info:

FilaPrint Metal Bronze PLA can be printed without a heated bed, but if you do have a heated bed the recommended temperature is ± 35-60˚C. Storage: Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light. This enhances the shelf life significantly. FilaPrint Metal Bronze PLA can be used on all common desktop FDM or FFF technology 3D printers.

* Please consider the use of a hardened steel nozzle when printing with this filament as the bronze powder filler  makes the filament abrasive and will result in fast wear of regular brass nozzles.
* Please have a look at the printing, post-processing & other PDF document below for further tips & tricks.

Storage: Cool and dry (15-25˚C) and away from UV light, this will enhance the shelf life significantly.

Description

Test method

Typical value

Printing temp

3DFP

195 - 220˚C

Melting temp.

ISO 294

195˚C ± 10˚C

Melting point

ASTM D3418

140-150˚C

Vicat softening temp.

ISO 306

± 65˚C

Description

Test method

Typical value

Specific gravity

ISO 1183

3,39 g/cc

MFI

N/A

Yield Stress (50mm/min)

ISO 527

18,3MPa

Strain at break (50mm/min)

ISO 527

8,0%

Tensile (E) modulus (1mm/min)

ISO 527

3990MPa

Impact strength, Izod unnotched 23˚C

ISO 180/A

11,3 KJ/m2

Size

ø tolerance

Roundness

1,75mm

ø 0,05mm

95%

2,85mm

ø 0,10mm

95%



  • Filament Brand:
    FilaPrint
  • Filament Type:
    PLA
  • Filament Colour:
    Bronze
  • Filament Diameter:
    1.75mm
  • Filament Weight:
    500gms
  • Brand:
    FilaPrint Metal
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    FILA-BRONZ-1.75-500
  • Weight:
    0.5kg
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Customer reviews

(3 Customer reviews)
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Fantastic once you get the settings dialled in

As the other reviewers have said, this is definitely a more challenging filament to print with than standard PLA, but once you get the settings dialled in, it really does produce amazing results, especially when you post-process the print with sanding & finishing.

For those looking for a starting point settings wise, on a Prusa I3 Mk3S, I found I got the best results on a PEI bed with the following settings:

* Nozzle Temp: 220C for first layer and other layers

* Bed Temp: 60C for first later and other layers

* Extrusion Multiplier: 1.145

It's also worth bearing in mind that this filament prints more brittle than standard PLA - if you're printing models with points or thin sections, you'll need to be pretty careful - chunky prints are definitely much more robust.

Jon Cowie | Kent | April 2021

Way better than expected!

Really impressed with how well this works. I printed on a 0.4mm nozzle and the quality is outstanding. It does like to print with some holes in horizontal flat surfaces, but as the other reviewer said, I think this would be fixed with an increased flow rate or maybe higher print temps. I tested a few little models with this and after a bit of sanding and polishing with a Dremel it comes out looking so good! Really happy with how this turned out and I wish 3DFilaPrint offered even more metal options.

Malick Elgmati | London | March 2021

The results are really impressive

I found this hard to print with initially and I suspect this is down to the nature of the filament, but this was solved by increasing the flow rate multiplier slightly over normal PLA settings for my printer. Once fixed, the print quality is incredibly high. I tested the filament on a Predator bust statue, with varying degrees of detail over different sections and needing supports. All sections, even small teeth printed very well on a .04mm nozzle. The supports were easily removed without damage to the print.

It comes out quite matt and not so metal looking, but once sanded and polished really shines quite nicely. The difference in weight is obvious, this feels like solid metal, and I printed at 50% infill. The statue comes out at 209 grams without supports, so the filament is quite expensive, but the results are much better than you would get from any metal imitation pla. This is the real deal, and the patina works amazingly. Rub the areas you want green with Brasso, leave it for a day, and it turns a really nice green. I will be ordering more of this for sure.

Jonathan Knight | Wales | May 2020