Formfutura MetalFil Classic Copper is a composite PLA (polylactic acid) filament that is gravimetrically filled with approximately 80% copper powder. The high copper content in MetalFil Classic Copper makes 3D printed objects nearly indistinguishable from genuine copper casted objects. MetalFil Classic Copper can be post-processed with various patina effects.
- Very high copper-filling of 80%
- Real copper look, heavyweight, and “cold” copper metal feel
- Approximately 300% heavier than PLA (density of 3.4 g/cc)
- MetalFil can be brushed, sanded, polished, waxed, coated and patina post-processed
- Compatible with full metal, PEEK, and PFTE hotends
- Compatible with direct drive and Bowden style extruders
- Compatible with ≥ 0.4mm hardened nozzles with retraction settings enabled
- Easy to post-process
- Aesthetics, design, and art
- Figurines and miniatures
General printing guidelines *
Nozzle size: ≥ 0.4mm
Layer height: ≥ 0.2mm
Experience level: Beginner
Print temp: ± 215 - 235° C *
Fan speed: 50-100%
Heat bed: ± 0 - 60° C
Enclosure needed: No
*) Above displayed settings are meant as guidance to find your optimal print settings. These ranges in settings should work for most printers, but please do feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer. There is a lot of different type of printers, hot-ends and printer offsets that it is extremely difficult to give an overall one-size-fits-all setting.
*) If blobs/lumps form around the nozzle then your print temperature is too high.
Post processing MetalFil - Classic Copper
Brushing and/or sand grinding
Once printed MetalFil - Classic Copper objects can very easily be brushed with a brass brush or sanded with fine-grit sandpaper. By brushing and/or sand grinding your printed object you will brush/shine up the high concentration of copper powders.
Build-in white polish feature
After being brushed and/or sanded MetalFil - Classic Copper will reveal its white polish feature. A very thin white layer/haze on your object will now allow you to easily polish your 3D print into a beautiful copper object.
Professional polishing with a rotary tumbler
Post-processing a MetalFil - Classic Copper 3D printed object with a rotary tumbler will make your FDM 3D printed object indistinguishable from genuine copper casted objects.
You can create several patina effects on MetalFil - Classic Copper printed objects in just one day time. With an ammonia and soda treatment you can for instance easily create a beautiful ancient green/blue weathering effect on your copper object.
Waxing and coating
After every above-mentioned post-processing measure, you can always wax or coat your printed object to get an incredible shine effect. Waxing can be done with products such as beeswax and for coating one can think about products such as XTC-3D.
Please be aware that MetalFil filaments contain a very high concentration of metal powders, which have an abrasive nature. In general, these metal powders will accelerate the nozzle-wear of brass nozzles, much faster than unfilled filaments. We recommend using nozzles from stainless steel or other hardened alloys.
ρ: 3.4 g/cc
50 gr coil
0.75 Kg spool
1.5 Kg spool
When printing with filled/composite filaments it is recommended to clean your nozzle immediately after printing by feeding 15-20cm PLA filament through your nozzle. This will make sure that any potential fillers are flown out of your nozzle. It is even better to use glow in the dark PLA as the extremely hard phosphorous particles are much more likely to scrape out residual waste from your nozzle.
Product export information
HS Code: 39169090
Country of origin: the Netherlands
This filament is compliant with the below-listed directives and regulations.
- RoHS directive 2011/65/EC
- REACH directive 1907/2006/EC
*) This declaration of conformity to directives and regulations is prepared according to our present standard of knowledge and may be amended if new cognitions are available and applies only for the above-described products.
Under Normal Conditions, Delivery Will Take Between
- VIC 3 - 5 working days
- NSW, SA, ACT 4 - 8 working days
- QLD, NT, WA, TAS 7 - 10 working days
Delivery details will be provided in your confirmation email. please use tracking number to track the delivery status of your order.PO Box’s not accepted.
Damages due to misuse by the user will not be covered by this warranty.
This warranty does not cover any Cosmetics products, Nails items, Books, Kids Learning Fun books & Skillmatics Educational Games, Botanical Keepsake or Liquid Items.
Damage on Arrival (DOA)
This warranty only applies to items that are broken when arrived or appear to be not functioning on initial usage. The following terms and conditions apply to DOA warranty:
You must check their item(s) and report the damages or faults(pictures or videos) to us by email after receiving the item(s). We reserve the right to refuse any claims made after this time frame or additional charges (postage and handling) may apply.
Please do not return the faulty item to us without our approval.
For More Info Please look at the Refund and Return policy Page.
What happens if my item is faulty?
Kartcamel offers a 12 month warranty on all products, unless stated otherwise. Electronics products come with a 3-month warranty.
You are required to notify Kartcamel within 7 working days in the unlikely event that the item arrives damaged or faulty.
If you would like to process a warranty claim please email us at email@example.com including your order number and as many detailed notes about the fault(s) and also attach some pictures, or possibly a short video clip, of what has happened.
Our warranties team will then assess your claim and be in contact about the next steps. Please do not attempt to return your item without approval.
A refund or replacement will not be provided if products are being misused, mishandled or mistakenly installed. Customers are responsible for following the instructions and advice given by the manufacturers.
What if part of my item is broken or missing?
Kartcamel can often provide replacement parts for your order if something happens to be broken or missing.
Please circle the part(s) which need replacing on the assembly instructions and send us a photo with your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the correct parts are sent.
In the event that we cannot source the individual parts for your order we will offer you a full replacement or suitable compensation.
What if it is only minor defect?
If there is a minor defect that you are not happy with please email us at email@example.com including some pictures and our warranty team may be able to process a partial refund to compensate you.
What if I change my mind and don't want the product I ordered?
Note that we cannot accept returns for change of mind reason type. Please choose carefully.
Who should pay return shipping?
If the item is returned because it's faulty, not as described, or damaged in the post, the seller has to pay return postage costs. However, if the buyers want to return the item for any other reason, they have to pay to send it back.
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