PrimaSELECT Metal is a new exciting type of fi lament which let you take
3D-printing to a new level. In this new material we have introduced a filament
that contains 80% metal powder! Needless to say, this material is as close to
real metalas you can come in the filament industry for FDM/FFF printers. SELECT
Metal is available in Bronze and Copper.
There´s many benefi ts by using metal powder. You will experience a real “metal
feel” when you touch it and it also have that “cold” feeling that you can have
when you touch copper or bronze. When it comes to weight SELECT Bronze/Copper is
about 3-4 times heavier than regular PLA which also enhances the feeling of real
metal. Thanks to the metal powder there´s also very low shrinkage when printing
with this filament
You can use SELCT Bronze/Copper in almost any FDM printer on the market today
and the filament has been tested in a number of di erent set ups with both
Bowden and direct drive printers. Due to the abrasive nature of metal we
recommend that you use a hardened steel nozzle* with this filament. It prints
great with a regular brass nozzle also but the wear and tear is bigger and the
risk for wearing out your nozzle increases.
Why should I use PrimaSELECT™ Metal?
• Easy to print
• Contains 80% real metal for a genuine look and feel
• Works on most 3d-printers
• PLA based
• Easy to polish and post process
• Can print with retraction
SELECT Bronze/Copper works great without a heated bed, but if you have it we
recommend a setting of 35-60 °C
Post –processing is really fun with this filament as you can make it look just
like a cast molded model. When the print is done it is looks almost like clay,
but then you can use some
techniques to bring out that metal gloss. A rotary tumbler is the easiest way of
handling the fi nished print. You can just tumble it for a few hours or until
you have the fi nish you are looking for.
You can also use some fi ne grit sand paper (600) and polish your print to
desired fi nish. Polish the model with sand paper and water. The longer you
polish, the better the shine. You can finish with some metal polish for that
PrimaSELECT™Metal sticks on BuildTak or glass plate coated with adhesive spray
or glue stick.
PrimaSELECT™Metal is reeled on a transparent spool with 750 g of high quality
filament. It´s packed in a sturdy box and packed with silica gel to avoid
moister. PrimaSELECT™Metal are available in diameter sizes of 1.75 mm and 2.85
mm. Our state of the art factory is equipped with the latest in laser measuring
technology to ensure that you will receive a spool of filament with a very tight
diameter and roundness tolerance. This in turn makes for a filament that is
compatible with most common printers on the market today.