Stainless Steel PLA

Stainless Steel PLA

Introduction

  • Stainless steel filaments are composed of very fine stainless steel powder contained in a PLA matrix. Filament contains 18% stainless steel and 82%PLA.
  • Stainless steel printed parts have metallic surface finish.
  • Prints made from stainless steel filaments are naturally heavier than standard plastic prints, providing a nice heft to printed objects.
  • Parts are rigid and tough.
  • A standard brass extruder will be quickly worn out when used with a stainless steel filament.
  • Stainless steel filaments are much denser and heavier than plastic filaments, which presents problems when printing designs with lots of overhang.
  • Stainless steel filaments have very poor bridging characteristics
  • Stainless steel-fused PLA cannot be used for high temperature applications.

 

Printing Parameters

  • Nozzle temperature: 210 ± 10 °C
  • Bed temperature: 60 °C
  • Printing speed: 45-50 mm/s
  • ABS slurry is required for first layer adhesion.

 

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Applications

  • Custom jewelry and trinkets
  • Rapid prototypes
  • Decorative items