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colorFabb special filaments

Innovation never stops at colorFabb. Our ever expanding range of special filaments have been industry leading for years. Some of them are for aesthetic purposes, others are pure functionality or for specific niche applications. Materials like woodFill, bronzeFill, XT-CF20, LW-PLA, varioShore TPU and DPA-100 support filament were developed in-house and have been successes ever since. By listening to our customers’ needs and forging strategic partnerships with material OEMs we are able to innovate continuously and bring FDM/FFF 3D printing to the next level.

Please note that most materials have specific printing instructions. Consult the individual article pages for more information.

Specification
Material: 
colorFabb copperFill - PLA/PHA + fine copper powder
Diameter Tolerance:
± 0.05 mm
Density:
3.9 g·cm-3

Glass Transition Temperature:
55C

Printing Advice

At colorFabb we have a well equipped 3d printing studio with a lot of popular 3d printers. We know our materials will give you excellent results and to help you get these results here are tips and trick for using colorFabb 3d printing filament.

Adviced 3D printing temperature 
195-220C*
Adviced 3d print speed
40 - 100 mm/s

Advised Heated bed 
50-60C

Cooling fan
-

TIP! Depending on your set-up, 3d printer and slice software, you might see that copperFill needs a bit more flow compared to your normal PLA settings. Most plastics will show die swell when coming out of the nozzle tip, this is counteracted with specific slicer settings. Since copperFill doesn’t show a die swell such as PLA you might need to increase flow rate a bit, 4-8% was perfect for our UM2. UM original did not need any adjustments.

TIP! Sanding and polishing your parts will make the copper particles shine. Start sanding with grit 120-180 and make sure all the printed lines vanish. You’ll notice that because copperFill is easy to sand down, careful you won’t loose too much detail. Then start working your way up by following with grit 240-320 and finishing off with grit 600 - or higher. Finally we used a clean soft cloth and some copper polish to really get all of the shine out of the copper particles.

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COPPERFILL

As a variation on bronzeFill copperFill is a true stunner. Now you can print with copper on your desktop 3D printer! The true value of this PLA/PHA based 3D printing filament comes to light when you sand and polish your print. It transforms from a red-brown clay like print into a work of art. With the added weight of real copper in the filament, copperFill is the perfect material for statues and other mementos that need to have a non-printed look.

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