“Steel yourself”
Today we are happy to announce the release of our new metal based filament:

Iron Man Bust by Geoff.W – http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:571321

Announced at the AM Show in Amsterdam end of June this new specialty material is available as from today.
With steelFill we are adding a fourth metal based filament to our portfolio after succesfully announcing bronzeFill in 2014, copperFill later that year and brassFill in early 2015. As with these other filaments, the key is post-processing and you can use similar techniques as with our other special metal based filaments.

Print Settings

Probably the biggest difference compared to 3D printing our other metal infused filaments would be our advice to change your regular brass nozzle for a steel or hardened steel nozzle. The steel powder we use for steelFill can affect the brass nozzle after printing enough of this material, for better reliability on the long run a steel nozzle is recommended.

Other settings such as, printing temperature, heated buildplatform, layerheight, cooling and retraction will be covered in our tutorial.

Check out the tutorial: https://learn.colorfabb.com/how-to-print-with-steelfill 


ColorFabb Cannon – by Labern – https://www.youmagine.com/designs/colorfabb-cannon

Post Processing

After printing steelFill will have nice matte drak gray finish. With similar polishing techniques used on bronzeFill, copperFill and brassFill it’s possible to smooth out the outer surface and expose the metal particles. Now the surface start’s to resemble a dark glossy steel look. SteelFill won’t rust, since the powder is stainless steel.

steelFill is the latest addition to our expanding range of special materials.
steelFill is available now: http://colorfabb.com/steelfill

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