BASF ULTRAFUSE 316L | Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Composite Metal Filament for 3D Printers
Ultrafuse® 316L is an innovative filament to produce 316L grade stainless steel parts.
Easy and cost effective 3D printing of metal parts with Ultrafuse® 316L
BASF have developed Ultrafuse® 316L to realise high-quality metal parts and high throughput. This state-of-the-art metal filament is suitable for use with any conventional Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printer. Following the print, the final properties of the part are then achieved through a debinding and sintering process developed by BASF, which has emerged as the industry standard.
Ultrafuse® 316L is cost-effective, easy to process and meets the MIM industry standard for catalytic debinding and sintering. This innovative industry-grade metal-polymer composite supports a broad range of applications, including tooling, jigs and fixtures, small series production, functional parts, prototypes, and even jewellery.
Ultrafuse® 316L formulates thermoplastic binders with 90 mass percent of highly-refined metal particles. Our filament has a non-slip surface allowing it to be applied in most Bowden or direct-drive extruders. Thanks to its high flexibility, it can be fed through complex idler pulleys and multiple filament transportation systems in printers – no extra drying required. As a filament, the metal-polymer composite comes with none of the occupational and safety hazards associated with the handling of fine metallic powders, making 3D printing of stainless-steel parts affordable, straightforward, and safe.
ULTRAFUSE® 316L STAINLESS STEEL
Print solid metal parts on METHOD
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BASF Ultrafuse 316L Stainless Steel parts combine the next level strength, rigidity, and durability needed for end-use parts and manufacturing tools.
Create One flat Side
High Width to Height ratio
Parts with Constant thickness
Avoid thin Walls
Keep parts 100mm³
Parts Shrink Anisotropically
Scaling for Anisotropic Shrinkage
X & Y = 1.2
Z = 1.26
Approx 20% in Z axis
Approx 16% in X & Y axis
This will require iteration for design to working part