Stainless Steel PLA by Proto-pasta
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.
- Compatibility Alert:
Due to the blended metal powder found in this 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.
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
Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)
Amount of Filament: 500 g (1.1 lbs)
Average Length of Filament: 36 m
Filament color may vary
Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End with 0.50mm nozzle recommended
Hot End Temperature Range: 195°C-220°C
Print Surface: PEI film recommended
Print Surface Temperature: 60°C
Stainless Steel PLA filament ships vacuum sealed and mounted on a reel.
- Resources & Documentation
Find the most up-to-date print profiles, including hot end and print bed temperatures, by selecting your Free Software program of choice:
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