BASF Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament - 1.75mm (3kg)

Accessible metal additive manufacturing on desktop 3D printers is here thanks to BASF 3D Printing Solutions' Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament. Cost-effectively produce functional prototypes and end-use products made out of stainless steel metal, right from your office. Advanced production is even more attainable for any user interested in elevating their 3D printing experience to an industrial level. Each spool of filament comes with one free BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket which covers the debinding and sintering of 1kg or less of 3D printed Ultrafuse green parts. For best results, we highly recommend printing this material on a glass bed with Dimafix for successful bed adhesion. Please note that customers outside of the U.S. may have additional shipping charges. If you want to use a processing ticket and live outside of the U.S., please contact for options.

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BASF Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament is an industrial material designed for digital fabrication on virtually any desktop 3D printer. When debound and sintered, users are left with a 3D printed part made of nearly 100% solid 316 stainless steel. Every spool comes with one BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket, which covers one debinding and sintering run of up to 1kg of 3D printed Ultrafuse 316L green parts. For best bed adhesion results, we recommend a glass bed with Dimafix. Learn how to 3D print with metal filament by checking out our article here or watching the video below.


Combining the processes of Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Metal Injection Molding (MIM), metal additive manufacturing on a desktop 3D printer is now even easier and more attainable for advanced makers with BASF's Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament! Use any FFF 3D printer like the BCN3D Epsilon W50, Ultimaker S5 or Pulse to produce metal-polymer parts that are industrially debound and sintered, leaving a final product that is nearly 100% solid 316L stainless steel. Print your parts at your office. Ship them out to be debound and sintered using the one free BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket that is included with every purchased spool. Receive a functional metal part ready to go. Investing in BASF's Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament is the ideal convenience and cost-effective choice for any maker interested in advancing their prototypes to the next level through metal desktop 3D printing.


Interested in dabbling with industrial metal materials for your projects? Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament is the solution for you. Made out of over 80% 316L stainless steel particles with a polymer base, this metal-polymer filament is specifically engineered to provide fantastic reliable metal 3D printed results for industrial projects via FFF printing. Easily produce a functional metal prototype of your advanced projects starting right from your desktop 3D printer. What kind of projects can you dive into with BASF's Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament?

Applications for Stainless Steel Include (but are not limited to):

  • Functional Prototyping
  • Medical Equipment
  • Automotive Parts
  • Pipes, pumps and valves for chemicals, gas, and oils
  • Parts for tooling and mold inlays with near-surface cooling
  • Non-magnetizable parts with high corrosion resistance and toughness


Makers substantially save producing metal prototypes via desktop 3D printing and materials like Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament by BASF 3D Printing Solutions. Purchasing entry-level industrial machines and materials can be an expensive commitment for the general public, which is why we're happy to introduce a more affordable option for anyone passionate about small scale, industrial metal production. Take any FFF 3D printer with the appropriate components and upgrades, use cost-effective specialty materials like Ultrafuse 316L, and ship out your newly 3D printed parts with a processing ticket to be debound, sintered, and quickly returned for the final functional metal product. With BASF's Ultrafuse 316L Metal 3D Printing Filament, you can do this for any number of projects you have in mind, anytime with your desktop 3D printer.


When you order a processing ticket, our staff works together with experts from DSH to have your BASF Ultrafuse 316L metal parts debound and sintered quickly, with minimal effort on your end. Every spool comes with one BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket, with more you can purchase either as an add on or through here. Once your printed green parts (metal-polymer parts that have not been debound or sintered) are delivered to DSH, they work quickly to process your order on a scheduled run over a two day period and ship out your now solid 316L stainless steel parts back to you the following day.

Purchase a processing ticket. Ship your Ultrafuse green prints, processing ticket code, and form. Receive your now metal parts. All completed quickly and easily with MatterHackers' BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket. For details on how to prepare your printed parts for outsource processing, check out our "How to Prepare 3D Printed BASF Ultrafuse 316L Parts for Debinding and Sintering."


  • Comes with one BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket
    • Within 48 business hours of purchase, please expect a follow-up email from a MatterHackers' support team member with your unique processing ticket code, packaging instructions, and form. 
    • This processing ticket comes with Standard Return Delivery. Parts will return to the customer between 2 - 5 business days AFTER green parts have been debound and sintered. Time of delivery will be based on the sender address' location in proximity to DSH's facility.
    • This processing ticket only covers return delivery within the U.S. Additional shipping charges may be applied to customers outside of the U.S. If you want to use a processing ticket and live outside of the U.S., please contact for options.
  • Recommended Extrusion Temperatures: 230 - 250 °C
  • Recommended Bed Temperature: 100 - 120°C
  • Recommended Print Surface: Glass Bed with Dimafix Bed Adhesive
  • Recommended Nozzle: Any Abrasion Resistant Nozzle
    • Make sure your nozzle is 100% purged of other filaments before printing
  • Density: 7800kg/m³
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm / 2.85mm
  • Spool Size: 3kg
  • Print Speed: 15 - 40mm/s
  • Part Cooling: None

Click here to view or download the Ultrafuse 316L TDS.



  • Q: What is the shrinkage % with this material?
    • A: It is recommended to scale the part up by 120% (119.82% for more accuracy) in the X and Y, then scale the Z up by 126% (126.10% for more accuracy) for printing.
  • Q: Can the debinding and sintering be done without outsourcing? Can I purchase the equipment and debind and sinter the parts myself?
    • A: It is absolutely possible to process the Debinding and Sintering steps yourself, if you have access to a facility with the correct equipment or are interested in doing debinding and sintering on the scale that justifies the capital equipment. The most cost-effective method for the majority of users will be utilizing the network of debinding and sintering service centers prepared to handle the parts. To shorten research and negotiation time, you can purchase a MatterHackers BASF Ultrafuse 316L Processing Ticket that connects you with a reliable debinding and sintering company at a simple, established price.
  • Q: How much does outsourcing debinding and sintering cost?
  • Q: Can I use support materials for this filament?
    • A: We do not recommend using supports with your Ultrafuse 316L prints. While it is possible to use breakaway and water soluble supports to help produce your Ultrafuse 316L parts, they will not be able to maintain the print's shape during the sintering process, which will lead to deformity. Using Ultrafuse 316L filament as its own support material is also possible, but it will require machining, cutting, or grinding the support off after sintering.
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