Owners of 3D printers that would like to be able to create 3D objects with a more metallic finish may be interested in a new metallic 3D printing filament that has been created called Filamet.
The new metallic 3D printing filament contains up to 85% pure metal and offers a range of different finishes that include bronze, copper and brass.
Unfortunately the 3D printed objects don’t contain all the same physical properties that a pure cast metal structure would. But offers those with 3D printers the ability to create metallic looking 3D objects with the ability to use finishing techniques that have been used to centuries to replicate age-old manufacturing techniques, say its creators. Bradley woods explains more :
“The products we are presenting here are our first foray into a commercial solution to an affordable method of creating metallic items from a desktop 3d printer. The final items obviously don’t contain all of the properties of a pure cast metal sculpture, however, the most vital properties are successfully retained.
Most important is the visual appearance, a solid feel in the hand and a nice cooling effect as it touches your skin. Since up to 85% of this product is pure metal, it faithfully retains the properties of that substance. This also provides an opportunity to employ finishing techniques that date back to the beginning of recorded history.
Visualize Rodins’ The Thinker, this rich deep bronze finish can now be faithfully replicated on your desktop. Our website will provide information on properly finishing your items. This list of possible techniques is limitless. We will provide training materials that will help you make the most of your items created with our products.”
For more information on the new metallic 3D printing filament jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from $60 to obtain 500g of Filamet.