ColorFabb Copperfill 1.75mm 750g
Colorfabb Copperfill allows for 3d printing with metal on your own desktop 3d printer! This amazing one of a kind filament will allow you to print with actual copper at home! Straight from the printer parts look almost laser sintered with a matte finish. With a bit of sanding and polishing the copper particles will start to shine and shimmer unlike any 3d printing filament you have seen before. The weight of ColorFabb Copperfill material is something special, about 3 times heavier than regular PLA. *Testing showed reliable results using all metal hot-ends, found in the Infinity 3D. Use of our Stainless Steel nozzles is recommended due to the abrasion of the metal filaments.
Advised 3d printing temperature:
210C Infinity 3D Printers
Advised 3d print speed:
40 – 100 mm/s
Advised Heated bed (if you have one, not strictly necessary)
TIP! Depending on your set-up, 3d printer and slice software, you might see that ColorFabb Copperfill needs a bit more flow compared to your normal PLA settings. Most plastics will show die swell when coming out of the nozzle tip, this is counteracted with specific slicer settings. Since ColorFabb Copperfill doesn’t show a die swell such as PLA you might need to increase flow rate a bit, 4-8% was perfect for our Infinity 3D Printer
TIP! Sanding and polishing your parts will make the ColorFabb Copperfill particles shine. Start sanding with grit 120-180 and make sure all the printed lines vanish. You’ll notice that because ColorFabb Copperfill is easy to sand down, careful you won’t lose too much detail. Then start working your way up by following with grit 240-320 and finishing off with grit 600 – or higher. Finally, we used a clean soft cloth and some copper polish to really get all of the shine out of the ColorFabb Copperfill particles.
Colorfabb Copperfill PLA compound performs well on both heated and non-heated build platforms. For those users printing on a cold build platform we advise applying masking tape to the build area. The rough surface of the tape will provide enough adhesion for the first layer to stick and print almost without any warping.
Users using heated build platforms have quite a few options these days. The usual suspects are glass and aluminum build plates. For directly printing on glass or aluminum we advise user to apply glue-stick. A very thin layer will be sufficient to keep your print nicely in place. Another method is dissolving wood glue in water, you the consistency of the substance can be quite thin, a bit like milk. By applying just a few drops and smearing this out before you start heating the built plate will create a very thin layer which holds the Colorfabb Copperfill down very well. If applying this method, be careful that you don t get your electronics wet.
Another method that works well with Colorfabb Copperfill is polyimide tape, or Kapton tape. This tape is available as a very narrow strip or very wide strips which allow you to cover the build plate in one go. When the tape is applied correctly it can last for months.
TIP! Take your time leveling the bed(unnecessary with the Infinity line of 3D Printers) and adjusting the gap between 3d printer nozzle and build plate. A perfect first layer is very important, especially for 3d prints with a large bottom layer. Having the nozzle set too close to the build plate will cause a pressure build up and as a result back flow in most hot ends.
TIP! ColorFabb Copperfill PLA has very minimal warping tendencies, however if your printing parts which take up the maximum of you buildspace you might see some warping. If it’s very important that your part is perfectly flat than we suggest to turn down the fan that is cooling your part. This allows the material to slowly get rid of heat without warping. After a few centimeters you can turn on the cooling if the part needs it.
*3d printers have lots of different types of hot-end which makes it extremely difficult to give temperature advice. We feel our temperature advice holds for most 3d printers, but should be considered as a starting point for you to find the temperatures that work in your setup. Don’t be afraid to go either higher or lower than our advised ColorFabb Copperfill temperatures if you feel your set-up needs this.
ColorFabb Copperfill 1.75mm 750g
Colorfabb Copperfill allows for 3d printing with metal on your own desktop 3d printer! This amazing one of a kind filament will allow you to print with actual copper at home! Straight from the printer parts look almost laser sintered with a matte finish. With a bit of sanding and polishing the copper particles will start to shine and shimmer unlike any?3d printing filament?you have seen before. The weight of ColorFabb Copperfill material is something special, about 3 times heavier then our regular PLA/PHA. *Testing showed reliable results using the all metal hot-ends, found in the Infinity 3D. Use of our Stainless Steel nozzles is recommended due to the abrasion of the metal filaments.
$79.95Dimensions : 23 x 21 x 7 cm