PrimaSELECT Metal is a new exciting type of filament which let you take 3D-printing to a new level. In this new material we have introduced a filament that contains 80% metal powder! Needless to say, this material is as close to real metal as you can come in the filament industry for FDM/FFF printers. SELECT Metal is available in Bronze and Copper.
You will experience a real "metal feel" when you touch it and it also have that "cold" feeling that you can have when you touch copper or bronze. When it comes to weight SELECT Bronze/Copper is about 3-4 times heavier than regular PLA which also enhances the feeling of real metal.
You can use SELCT Bronze/Copper in almost any FDM printer on the market today and the filament has been tested in a number of different set ups with both Bowden and direct drive printers. Due to the abrasive nature of metal we recommend that you use a hardened steel nozzle* with this filament. It prints great with a regular brass nozzle also but the wear and tear is bigger and the risk for wearing out your nozzle increases.
SELECT Bronze/Copper works great without a heated bed, but if you have it we recommend a setting of 35-60 °C
Post -processing is really fun with this filament as you can make it look just like a cast molded model. When the print is done it is looks almost like clay, but then you can use some
techniques to bring out that metal gloss. A rotary tumbler is the easiest way of handling the fi nished print. You can just tumble it for a few hours or until you have the fi nish you are looking for.
You can also use some fine grit sand paper (600) and polish your print to desired finish. Polish the model with sand paper and water. The longer you polish, the better the shine. You can finish with some metal polish for that perfect look.