Stainless Steel PLA by Proto-pasta brings metal 3D printing home by combining the familiarity of PLA with finely ground stainless steel powder.
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.
While Lulzbot's 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.
- Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm
- Amount of Filament: 500g
- 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.
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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Documentation and Resources:
- Designing FDM 3D Printed Parts for Manufacture
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- OctoPrint Integration with Cura 2.6+ Lulzbot Edition
OctoPrint Integration is one of my favourite new features in Cura 2.6+: LulzBot Edition. In short, this integration means that you can print and control your 3D Printer via it's OctoPrint server. All from within your slicer window on your PC. The cur...
- Cura 2: Lulzbot Edition for Intermediate Users
After some serious touch time your LulzBot 3D Printer and the quick print options in Cura 2, it's more than likely that you want to make more specific changes to the way 3D Models are printed. Whether it be, changing the support type and style to mak...
- Unleash your creativity: 3D Printing with Soluble Supports
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- Unconstrained 3D Printing with LulzBot's Dual Extruder v3
Dual Extruding with FDM 3D Printers is typically reserved for the most expert-level makers. By adding the ability to print with 2 materials, you open yourself up to a spread of conditions that simply didn't exist with a single extruder setup. But tho...
- Time lapsing in OctoPrint (Properly!)
Now that we have decked out our Lulzbot Taz 6 3D Printer with a really nice looking acrylic enclosure, I'm just about ready to turn on some serious 3D printing work. But before I dive into that endless pool of fun, it's a good time to take 5 minutes and set up our Taz 6 and it's OctoPrint Server with a bed-mounted camera and light system. That way I can monitor my prints from the other side of the warehouse using OctoPrint, and m...
- Meet 'Holman' the Ultimate Bluetooth Speaker
Who says you can't have it all? Good looks and a great sound! My name is 'Holman" and I'm a Bluetooth speaker in the form of mans best friend - a dog of course! Why is my name Holman? Well, that's the name of the manufacturer of the PVC pipe I used and the name grew on me as I completed the project! Whilst this might look like a complex project if you have access to the metric PVC pipe and a 3D printer I'm actually quite easy t...
- The Hipster Coaster
We wanted to make a interactive display of the fun that can be had with DIY projects to take to Sydney Mini Maker Faire. We decided to do so by utilising the TinkerKit Braccio from Arduino.org, alongside some 3D Printing ingenuity, for an engaging display for all ages. Enter the Hipster Coaster in all its glory. All the parts were printed seperately on our family of Lulzbot 3D Printers, later stuck together using a mi...
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