Makers that would like to create more lifelike metal objects using their desktop 3D printer but is already capable of printing with PLA 3D printing filament. Maybe interested in a new filament created by Virtual Foundry called Filamet which is now available and provides a metallic finish for your 3D printed objects.
Unlike other metallic style 3D printing filaments the Filamet printing material is composed of 88 percent metal and for the moment comes in three varieties that take the form of a copper PLA, a bronze PLA, and a bronze ABS.
Filamet is the only product that lets a normal desktop 3d printer create Pure Metal Output. It’s that simple. Today, there is no affordable printer on the market that will print with metal. And by affordable, we mean less than $1 million dollars. We are even finding that the large corporations that can buy the million dollar printers are still turning to our product.
The high-end printers are expensive to operate, have a very slow print cycle (between 24 and 48 hours) and consume very expensive supplies. Using Filamet™ anyone can print and process a pure metal object in just a few hours. Filamet™ prints with exactly the same print settings as standard PLA filament, the most common plastic used in 3d printing. If your printer will run PLA, it will run Filamet™. This includes inexpensive handheld 3D Printing Pens.
For more information on the new Filamet and the ability to purchase for $85 a real jump over to the official Virtual Foundry website for details by following the link below.
Source: 3DersFiled Under: Technology News