Suited for Intermediate Users

2.85mm Metal Composite PLA 500g by Proto-pasta

2.85 mm , 500 g reel

Conductive PLA

Unleash your inner electrical engineer with this exciting new premium 3D printing filament. Since 3D printed objects have varying structures within them, the resistance across the 3D printed object varies as well! The resistance of the 3D printed object can be different when measured across the sides of the object than the resistance when measured from the top to the bottom.

Magnetic Iron PLA

This iron-bearing premium 3D printing filament is attractive to magnetic fields. The finely ground iron particles also add a distinctive heft to 3D printed objects. On average they will weigh 50% more than a comparable item printed in PLA.

Brass Metal Composite HTPLA

This brass composite filament is as versatile as it is beautiful, printing like plastic, but finishing like real metal for beautiful, durable parts from most standard 3D printers.

Bronze Metal Composite HTPLA

Looking to start your own bronze age or just create prints with a historic authenticity, this is the filament.

Composite Copper HTPLA

Whether you want your prints to be polished with the same bright mirror finish of shiny copper coins or a naturally rustic finish with an acquired patina reminiscent of an aged copper sculpture, the possibilities are endless with this specialty metal PLA filament

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel PLA filament by Proto-pasta brings metal 3D printing home by combining the familiarity of PLA with finely ground stainless steel powder. Start your next project with this metal 3D printing filament.

Product Alert (2)
  • Compatibility Alert:

    Due to the nature of these filament, we strongly recommend using a LulzBot Tool Head with a .5mm nozzle for optimal 3D printing performance.

  • Prolonged use:

    While our internal testing with the LulzBot Hexagon Hot End has not encountered measurable wear on the tool head, pay attention for any print quality changes.

     

Works with: LulzBot TAZ Pro, LulzBot TAZ Workhorse, LulzBot Mini 2, LulzBot SE Tool Head, LulzBot SL Tool Head, LulzBot HS Tool Head, LulzBot HS+ Tool Head, LulzBot TAZ 6, LulzBot Mini 1, LulzBot TAZ 5, LulzBot TAZ 1-4, LulzBot TAZ/Mini Aerostruder, LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder, LulzBot TAZ FlexyDually, LulzBot TAZ MOARstruder, LulzBot Long Block Hot End, LulzBot Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 6 Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 5 Hexagon, LulzBot Budaschnozzle
Support: 2.85mm Metal/Composite HT/PLA 500g
US$4999
  • Brass Metal Brass Metal
  • Bronze Metal Bronze Metal
  • Conductive Black Conductive Black
  • Copper Metal Copper Metal
  • Magnetic Iron Gray Magnetic Iron Gray
  • Stainless Steel Gray Stainless Steel Gray
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  • Features

    Conductive PLA

    Use Conductive PLA filament for low-voltage printed-in-place applications such as contacts, switches, and even internal wiring traces. This premium 3D printing filament can also interact with some touch sensors and even touch screens.

    Magnetic Iron PLA

    Objects 3D printed with Magnetic Iron PLA filament can be post-processed to accelerate the iron oxidation process. Printed items may be submerged for 2-3 days for an aged and rusted appearance, or rusted more quickly by applying a special solution made with vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and salt. See the Links section for directions on how to make this solution. Highlight details by polishing raised surfaces on the 3D printed object. Suggested uses for Magnetic Iron PLA range from sculptures and busts to architectural details and models.

    Brass Metal Composite HTPLA

    Using real brass powder this is a premium heat treatable metal PLA filament. Just like a normal brass casting you can polish and patina your finished prints! 

    Bronze Metal Composite HTPLA

    Get printing everything with this Bronze Metal Composite from fixtures to sculptures. With it's bronze attributes you can brush, polish, and patina any print. There is not enough copper to be electrically conductive, sintered, or plated.

    Composite Copper HTPLA

    Just like the Bronze Metal Composite HTPLA there isn't enough copper for this filament to be electrically conductive, sintered, or plated. That doens't stop this filament from having all the other wonderful characteristics of bronze. 

    Stainless Steel PLA

    Stainless Steel PLA is 93% more dense than common 3D printing PLA filament, so 3D printed objects will have a surprising weight to them. You can also make your printed objects look like cast metal through polishing. Post-print processing with successively finer grits of sandpaper and finishing with a cloth wheel minimizes any visible layers while showing off the shiny, metallic finish. Stainless Steel PLA works well for models and figurines, costumes, jewelry, and props.

  • Parts & Specifications

     

    Conductive PLA

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 500g (1.1 lbs)

    Average Length of Filament: 77 m

    Filament color may vary

    Estimated resistance of 3D printed parts when measured perpendicular to the layers along the X/Y axis: 30 ohm-cm

    Estimated resistance of 3D printed parts when measured through the layers along the Z axis: 115 ohm-cm

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 215°C-230°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

     

    Magnetic Iron PLA

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 500 g (1.1 lbs)

    Average Length of Filament: 48 m

    Filament color may vary

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 230°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

     

    Brass Metal Composite HTPLA

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 500g (1.1 lbs)

    Average Length of Filament: 72 m

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 195°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

    Bronze Metal Composite HTPLA

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 500g (1.1 lbs)

    Average Length of Filament: 36m

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 185-215°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

    Composite Copper HTPLA

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 500g (1.1 lbs)

    Average Length of Filament: 36m

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 185-215°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

    Stainless Steel PLA

    Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)

    Amount of Filament: 500g (1.1 lbs)

    Average Length of Filament: 36m

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 195-220°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended

    Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

    Color Representation Disclaimer

    Actual filament colors may vary from the computer monitors representation.  Monitors display colors differently. We try to ensure our photos are as life-like as possible, but the actual color may vary slightly from your monitor. We cannot guarantee that the color you see accurately portrays the true color of the product.

    Packaging Information

    Conductive PLA, Magnetic Iron PLA, Brass Metal Composite HTPLA, Bronze Metal Composite HTPLA, Composite Copper HTPLA, and Stainless Steel PLA filament ships vacuum sealed and mounted on a reel.

  • Resources & Documentation

    Print Profiles

    Find the most up-to-date print profiles, including hot end and print bed temperatures, by selecting your Free Software program of choice:

    Cura LulzBot Edition

    Slic3r

    More Information

    Manufacturer website

    Material Safety Data Sheet

    3D Model Attribution

    Bucket O' Octopi by yeoldebrian is used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Open Source Hardware logo Keychain by Make_a_tronik used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Celtic Skull - Fixed and Flat on Platform by MacGyver used under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

    Presidents' Day Commemorative - John F. Kennedy (Bust and Plinth) by mtdna used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Bunny of Willendorf by BenitoSanduchi used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Faceted Vase by Rachella001 used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    LULZBOT_keychain by Aleph Objects, Inc is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    helmet model with contest by sommermichel used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    PrettyTron 9000 Vase by BenitoSanduchi used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Robots Versus Wizards Chess Set - WizRook by dutchmogul used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Chrysler Building by jwolee used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Aleph by stevemedwin used under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Tutorial

Polishing Your Metal-Bearing 3D Prints

Tutorial
When 3D printing with metal-bearing filament on the LulzBot TAZ 3D printer, suspend the filament reel across the top frame extrusions. This allows...
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