Consumer ProductsMakersMaterialsProduct Launch

MetalFil – Ancient Bronze and MetalFil – Classic Copper Filaments Now Available From Formfutura

Stay up to date with everything that is happening in the wonderful world of AM via our LinkedIn community.

MetalFil – Ancient Bronze and MetalFil – Classic Copper are the latest PLA-based filament with a content of approximately 80% metal, available from Dutch 3D printing filament distributor Formfutura. This incredible high filling with metal powders enables every FDM 3D printer user to 3D print metal objects which are almost indistinguishable from genuine bronze and copper. The MetalFil™ products are extremely suitable to be post processed.

Post processing MetalFil

Brushing and/or sand grinding. 

Once printed MetalFil™ objects can very easily be brushed with a brass brush or sanded with a fine grid sandpaper. By brushing and/or sand grinding your printed object you will brush/shine up the high concentration of bronze powders.

Build-in white polish feature. 

After being brushed and/or sanded MetalFil™ will reveal its white polish feature. A very thin white layer/haze on your object will now allow you to easily polish your 3D print into a beautiful bronze object. 

Professional polishing with a rotary tumbler. 

Post processing a MetalFil™ 3D printed object with a rotary tumbler will make your FDM 3D printed object indistinguishable from genuine bronze casted objects.

Patina post processing. 

You can create several patina effects on MetalFil™ – 3D printed objects in just one day time. With an ammonia and soda treatment (for bronze) and a soldering fluid (for copper) you can for instance easily create a beautiful ancient blue or green weathering effect on your respective MetalFil™ printed object.

Waxing and coating. 

After every above mentioned post-processing measure you can always wax or coat your printed object to get an incredible shine effect.  Waxing can be done with products such as beeswax and for coating one can think of products such as XTC-3D.


Consumer Products AM 2024

This new market study from VoxelMatters provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of polymer and metal AM in the consumer products industry across the three core segments of the additive manufactu...

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close Popup
Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Technical Cookies
In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services


Join our 12,000+ Professional community and get weekly AM industry insights straight to your inbox. Our editor-curated newsletter equips executives, engineers, and end-users with crucial updates, helping you stay ahead.