Proto-Pasta's Stainless Steel is a PLA-based filament with finely ground stainless steel particles mixed in. The powder brings authentic properties that only steel can provide, such as weight, density, and texture. Finally fool your friends into thinking you can print with 100% metal - we won't tell!
Note: This spool is 500g.
Proto-Pasta's Stainless Steel PLA combines the look and feel of stainless steel with the 3D printing capabilities of PLA to bring you a revolutionary filament. Holding a printed part in your hand, you'll immediately notice a significant difference in texture, weight, and density. The stainless steel printed part will feel heavier, harder, and more solid than a PLA printed part.
In a freshly printed form, stainless steel PLA looks like cast metal. If you like that look, feel free to leave it that way. If not, your prints can be finished several different ways to create unique textures.
Left to right: unfinished, wire brush, polishing wheel and cream, rock tumbler.
Unpolished, the Stainless Steel PLA looks like cast metal fresh from a mold. With just a little finishing and polishing, however, you can easily create any look like you desire.
NOTE: Proto-Pasta's Stainless Steel PLA should be handled with care. The addition of stainless steel powder makes the filament a little bit more brittle than normal PLA. Since Stainless Steel PLA contains stainless steel powder, the filament may be abrasive to normal brass nozzles. Stainless steel nozzles are more resistant to wear and tear than brass nozzles - plus, they will last much longer. It is highly recommended that a stainless steel nozzle is used. You can find them here.
Proto-Pasta Stainless Steel PLA is perfect for printing jewlery, props, costumes, figurines, and robots. Since it is so easy to print with, it is great not only for hobbyists, but serious designers as well.
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