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500g Copper Metal Composite HTPLA 3D Printer Filament, 1.75 mm

Item #: 87171
List Price $59.00
Our Price $49.95
List Price $59.00
Our Price $49.95
Terracotta or cast copper? Brush, polish, or patina and enjoy! 

Introducing Copper Composite HTPLA. Prints like plastic, but finishes like real metal for beautiful, durable parts from most standard 3D printers. So many finishing possibilities, but here are some ideas to get you started (see sample Protognomes in product photos): 

  • Heat treat your HTPLA print to survive harsher environments like the hot sun or a warm polishing wheel (more details below) 
  • Wire Brush to expose metal for future oxidation or a bright, satin finish 
  • Rock tumble with steel shot for darker, but smooth, shiny look 
  • Paint part (black for example) to fill recesses with a contrasting color 
  • Polish with a rotary tool, cotton buff, and polishing compound for a bright, mirror finish on high spots (darkens low spots) 
  • Polish with paper for a clean, smooth, and bright finish with less darkening 
  • Patina (oxidize) exposed metal naturally or accelerate with a 50/50 vinegar/hydrogen peroxide mixture saturated with salt. 
  • Place in sealed plastic bag to retain moisture. Heat further accelerates reaction. Try these techniques separately or combine!
Change the order or try something new. If you discover a new technique, make something beautiful, or discover something unexpected, share it! When you've got that perfect, WOW finish, consider preserving it with a clear coat or brush applicable water-based, food-safe, and dishwasher safe coating like Modge Podge.

RECOMMENDED USES:

  • Metallic finishing applications

  • Trophies 

  • Jewelry

  • Miniatures

  • Replicas

  • Sculptures

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Resistance: 15 ohm-cm^3

  • 500g Spool

  • 1.75 mm diameter

Suggested extrusion temperature: 195-220°C


Filament TypeColor Choices Available Suggested Extrusion TemperatureHeated Bed Needed?Bed TempStrengthTypical UsesNozzle Size Needed
ABS0230-240°CRequired110°C★★★Consumer products (Emits toxic fumes) unless Eco-Friendly0.4
DURA6175°CNot RequiredN/A★★★Replacement for ABS Strong, temperature resistant 3D parts0.4
PLA10180-220°CAdvised (not required). If not used, must use Blue painter's tape for bed adhesion.N/A★★Consumer products0.4
Advanced PLA10195°CNot RequiredN/A★★Strong, temperature resistant 3D parts0.4
WoodFill PLA1195-220°CNot RequiredN/ADesign and prototyping, Decorative work0.4
BronzeFill PLA1195-220°CAdvised (not required). If not used, must use Blue painter's tape for bed adhesion.55-60°C ★★Jewelry, Sculptures, Minitures.0.4
CopperFill PLA1195-220°CAdvised (not required). If not used, must use Blue painter's tape for bed adhesion.50-60°C ★★Jewelry, Sculptures, Trophies0.4
Stainless Steel PLA1195-220°CAdvised (not required). If not used, must use Blue painter's tape for bed adhesion.55-60°C ★★Jewelry, Sculptures, Trophies, Crafting0.4
Magnetic Iron PLA1190-210°CAdvised (not required)60-70°C ★★Scensor Components, Compasses, Shielding0.6
Carbon Fiber PLA1195-220°CNot RequiredN/A★★Functional Prototypes, Automotive, frames, supports, propellers, drone parts and tools0.4
Conductive PLA1215-230°CNot RequiredN/A★★Functional Prototypes, toys and game0.4
Alloy 910 Filament1250-255°CNot RequiredN/A★★★Robotics, Jigs and Fixtures0.4
Bridge Nylon1250-255°CRequired70-80°C ★★★Prosthesis, Robotic Assemblies 0.4
NinjaFlex5225-235°CRequired20-50°C ★★★Phone cases, toys, molded parts0.4
SemiFlex 1225-235°CNot RequiredN/A★★★Prototypes , Unsupported Vertical Printing0.4
GMASS Bismuth1200-230°CTo improve adhesion to print bed, user may apply a small amount of acetone/ABS slurry.100°C ★★Radiation shielding for imaging ,Vibration dampening , Laboratory equipment0.6
GMAS Tungsten1200-230°CTo improve adhesion to print bed, user may apply a small amount of acetone/ABS slurry.100°C ★★Sporting goods, weighting, balancing, x-ray shielding, lab equipment, reactor shielding, vibration dampening and inertial weighting0.6
iGUSi1801220-250°CRequired90-110°C ★★Small batch manufacturing, Prototyping, Motion components, Bearings, Test Rigs0.4
PCTPE1230-245°CRecommended Glass Plate45°C ★★Bumpers, baffles, dampeners, Flexible structural components, Functional components 0.4
TechGPettG1235-242°CMust use a surface treatment such as blue painters tape<68°C ★★Engineering projects that require strength and accuracy.0.4
tGlasePett2232-238°CMust use a surface treatment such as blue painters tape<68°C ★★★Industrial, Prototyping, and Hobbyist applications0.4
ALGA7195°CNot RequiredN/A★★Prototyping, educations, and artistic projects 0.4
OMNI6195°CNot RequiredN/A★★★Strong, temperature resistant 3D parts that out perform standard PLA and ABS resolution0.4

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