Please note ColorFabb BrassFill is drop-shipped and may not be available for pickup at this time - please check before ordering if you wish to pickup.
3d printing with metal on your own desktop 3d printer! This amazing one of a kind filament will allow you to print with actual brass at home! Straight from the printer parts look almost laser sintered with a matte finish.
With a bit of sanding and polishing the brass particles will start to shine and shimmer unlike any 3d printing filament you have seen before. The weight of the material is something special, about 3 times heavier then our regular PLA/PHA.
This listing is for a 1.75mm filament width, 750g roll with 600g of actual filament.
Please note that due to the increased weight of Bronzefill the actual filament length on a 750g spool is less than with normal PLA.
The material is still in beta, which means we’re still working on the formulation to get the best possible performance. Our current formulation is providing excellent results on 1.75mm direct drive printers, such as the Makerbot Replicator 2 and Prusa I3.
The filament is slightly softer then brassFill and copperFill, users need to be careful with applying pressure onto the filament. We’ve found that 3D printers using a bowden tube give less reliable results. Users need to take extra care of not over stressing the filament, with pressure and retraction settings.
Like copperFill and brassFill the brassFill filament can be post processed. A unique quality of brassFill is the lovely golden shine it shows when polished to perfection.
With the introduction of a local Australian ColorFabb distributor we're happy to annouce we will now be able to stock all standard 'specialty' ColorFabb items directly and for large orders can offer faster turnaround and better discounts.
Advised 3d printing temperature:
Advised 3d print speed:
40 - 100 mm/s
Advised Heated bed:
TIP! Depending on your set-up, 3d printer and slice software, you might see that brassFill 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 brassFill doesn’t show a die swell such as PLA you might need to increase flow rate a bit, 4-8% was perfect for our UM2.
TIP! Sanding and polishing your parts will make the brass particles shine. Start sanding with grit 120-180 and make sure all the printed lines vanish. You’ll notice that because brassFill is easy to sand down, careful you won’t loose 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 brass particles.
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