Metal 1.75mm or 2.85mm diameter metal filament (compatible with 3mm) for 3D printers – printing metal is possible: Copper, bronze, brass, all metal compound filaments can be printed in 3D. Spools are available in two standard diameters: 1.75mm and 2.85mm (3mm).
A unique metal look for heavy, shiny objects: you can sand, paint and give a sheen to 3D printed objects for a perfect finish on your prints. Combined with plastic, the metal powder that makes up the filament gives printed objects the desired metallic appearance. The most classic metals are available for purchase.
In just a few clicks, you can compare and buy metal filament for 3D printing using our online comparison tool. Copper filament is easy to print and gives a 'rusty' aspect to the prototype once printed and polished or sanded. Copper conducts heat, so you need to follow the printing tips given on the product sheet.
Bronze metal filament prints using standard settings (such as for PLA) and without a heating plate. For a finish like a statue, simply sand or polish the print and then apply patina to add lustre to the printed object. Brass is quite abrasive and can quickly wear out the nozzle of your 3D printer, so it’s important to follow the 3D printing tips in the product descriptions to avoid any extrusion problems or equipment wear.
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Post-treatment is the same as for other metal 1.75mm, 2.85mm or 3mm filaments: sand or polish then apply the patina to add lustre to the printed piece. These ColorFabb filaments are professional quality and extruded in Europe. Specially designed for 3D printing, metal-based filaments offer an exceptional finish after a quick post-treatment.
To go even further, check out the stainless steel filament spools from Proto Pasta in 1.75mm or 2.85mm (compatible with 3mm) as well. Before buying metal filament, it is worth bearing in mind that stainless steel filament is still in the experimental stages and is mainly reserved for experts in 3D printing. Proto Plant also offers an iron filament. This spool of iron-based filament has the feature of being magnetic to give life to a range of innovative projects and push the boundaries of 3D printing even further.
Buying metal-based plastic materials is simple with Makershop3D: consult our buying guides and tutorials to get all the tips you need for achieving great prints and avoiding problems. Best price guarantee and best manufacturer brands. Inexpensive, metal filaments are in stock for express delivery.