Developers and makers that own a 3D printer might be interested in a new magnetic 3D printing filament called ProtoFlux Magnetic Filament that has been designed by ProtoParadigm and is the very first 3D printing magnetic filament according to its creators.
The ProtoFlux magnetic 3D printing filament is available to back over on the Kickstarter starter website and is available at $19 for a 227g spool or $55 for a 750g spool with US shipping included.
ProtoParadigm explain a little more about the design and development of their new magnetic 3D printing filament :
“ProtoTek 3D Printing Materials is the result of a chance our company took over two years ago to abandon the safe business model of buying generic colored 3D Printer Filament and leverage our resources into pursuing our dream of developing and producing 3D Printing Materials that allow you to make and do more.
The first new 3d printing material offering is ProtoFlux, an iron nanopartical infused PLA that is attracted to magnets and has basic data storage capabilities. Designed to print using the existing PLA settings for your 3D Printer, ProtoFlux PLA allows you to explore fun and academic magnetic applications with parts that print well and look great.
The strength of the attraction between a magnet and part will be dependent on the strength of the magnet and the amount of ProtoFlux used in the part. We recommend neodymium magnets and low infill parts with a high number of shells and solid surface layers. Older style ceramic magnets may not provide the desired results.”
For more information on the new ProtoFlux Magnetic Filament jump over to the Kickstarter website for details via the link below.