Suited for Intermediate Users

copperFill

copperFill combines finely ground copper powder with premium colorFabb PLA for heavy 3D printed objects that can be polished or oxidized to achieve your desired finish.

Works with: LulzBot Mini 2, LulzBot Mini 1, LulzBot TAZ 6, LulzBot TAZ 5, LulzBot TAZ/Mini Aerostruder, LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder, LulzBot TAZ FlexyDually, LulzBot Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 6 Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 5 Hexagon, LulzBot Budaschnozzle
  • Features

    copperFill contains 80% finely ground copper powder and 20% premium colorFabb PLA, and printed objects have great post-processing potential. copperFill objects can be polished with steel wool to reduce layer visibility. Make prints more shiny with clean cloth and polishing compound. Achieve an aged look through oxidization with salt and vinegar solution.

  • Parts & Specifications

    Filament Specifications

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 750g (1.65 lbs)

    Filament color may vary

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: Hot end with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature: 215°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

    Packaging Information

    copperFill ships vacuum sealed and spooled on a reel.

copperFill Post-Processing Instructions from colorFabb [source]:

  1. Use coarse steel wool to polish the surface of the print. You can apply quite a bit of pressure but don’t polish a specific spot for too long, it’ll get hot and softens the material.
  2. The print should now look already quite shiny and exposed surfaces should be looking shimmer and be smooth without visible print lines. Next we apply a thin coat of black spray paint and immediately use a white cloth to wipe it off. Hard to reach places will stay slightly tainted black which enhances the contrast.
  3. Last step is using a copper polish which helps get to get the extra shine you would expect from a metal and also helps creating an interesting patina over time.

Post-processing tips from Dutch artist Aldo Hoeben

Post-processing tips from Rena Klingenberg of Jewelry Making Journal