Proto-pasta Stainless Steel PLA 1,75mm Provpack
|Material||PLA + powdered steel|
|Vikt material||50 g|
|Densitet @ 21,5 °C||2.4 g/cm3|
|Mått spole||Levereras utan spole|
|Rek. printtemperatur||195°C - 220°C|
|Uppvärmd byggplatta||Behövs ej, rek 50°C|
Prints like plastic, polishes like metal! Proto-pasta Stainless Steel PLA is a dense material that prints as easily as standard PLA but results in heavy prints that can be finished post-print to achieve amazing results. Perfect for jewelry, costumes, props, figurines, crafting, robots, and more!
In an unfinished form, prints look like cast metal. They can be left that way, or finished through a variety of methods to achieve different results.
What is it made out of?
Proto-pasta Stainless Steel PLA is a compound of Natureworks 4043D PLA and finely ground, powderized stainless steel. In filament form, it is rather brittle, and should be handled with care to avoid breakage.
Is it stronger?
No. Proto-pasta Stainless Steel offers the aesthetic and density of metal, but because the stainless steel is finely powderized and encased in PLA, it is not stronger than standard PLA.
Is it conductive?
In an unfinished form, prints look like cast metal. They can be left that way, or finished through a variety of methods to achieve different results. Here are some of the methods we have tried so far:
- Wire Brushing: Simply rubbing back and forth with a stiff wire brush will give your print increased shine, but will not remove print lines. Rock Polisher: Small prints can be tumbled for 24+ hours with abbrasive materials for a variety of finishes. We recommed steel shot. Wheel Polishing: The most brilliant results were achieved by lightly polishing prints using a polishing wheel (a wheel with layers of soft cloth, attached to a bench grinder, you can buy smaller wheels for drills) and Fabulustre Cut and Polish Compound (or similar polishing compound). Aside from the eye-catching shine, it is also possible to remove layer lines with this method.