Proto-Pasta Stainless Steel PLA Filament - 2.85mm, 500g Reel

Stainless Steel PLA filament by Proto-pasta brings metal 3D printing home by combining the familiarity of PLA with finely ground stainless steel powder. Start your next project with this metal 3D printing filament.

Works with: LulzBot Mini 2, LulzBot Mini 1, LulzBot TAZ 6, LulzBot TAZ 5, LulzBot TAZ 1-4, LulzBot TAZ/Mini Aerostruder, LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder, LulzBot TAZ FlexyDually, LulzBot Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 6 Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 5 Hexagon, LulzBot Budaschnozzle, and many other 3D printers that support 2.85mm/3.00mm filament materials.


Stainless Steel PLA is 93% more dense than common 3D printing PLA filament, so 3D printed objects will have a surprising weight to them. You can also make your printed objects look like cast metal through polishing. Post-print processing with successively finer grits of sandpaper and finishing with a cloth wheel minimizes any visible layers while showing off the shiny, metallic finish. Stainless Steel PLA works well for models and figurines, costumes, jewelry, and props.

Parts & Specifications

Filament Specifications:
Filament Diameter: 2.85 mm (0.11 inches)
Amount of Filament: 500g (1.1 lbs)
Average Length of Filament: 36 m

Printing Specifications:
0.50mm nozzle recommended
Hot End Temperature Range: 195°C-220°C
Print Surface: PEI film recommended
Print Surface Temperature: 60°C

Packaging Information
Stainless Steel PLA filament ships vacuum sealed and mounted on a reel.

Compatibility Alert:
Due to the blended metal powder found in this filament, we strongly recommend using a 0.5mm nozzle for optimal 3D printing performance.

Prolonged use:
While our internal testing with the LulzBot Hexagon Hot End has not encountered measurable wear on the tool head, pay attention for any print quality changes.

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