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BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Metal 3D Printing Filament

Will Prusaprinters handle this filament?

Posted : 15/05/2021 3:29 am
cwbullet
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RE: BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Metal 3D Printing Filament

I am pretty sure an MK3S can do it:

https://www.matterhackers.com/store/l/basf-ultrafuse-17-4-ph-metal-3d-printing-filament/sk/M8H26VSM

It will need some modifications - I think.  

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Posted : 15/05/2021 4:31 am
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RE: BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Metal 3D Printing Filament

Attaching a glass sheet to the bed to use Dimafix is a hurdle; and the Send It In to be Sintered is a step the Mk3 can't do. You should ask BASF what problems to expect if the print surface is a metal sheet (bare metal) or PEI surface. 

ps: the ouch factor is impressive: $50 to sinter a batch up to 1 kg - so plan on mass batch processing. One off prototypes will be fun, and costly.

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Posted : 15/05/2021 6:06 am
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RE: BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Metal 3D Printing Filament

Also - I'd inquire about the length of filament in 1kg. The photo makes it look like 1kg is 1/4 the volume of a normal plastic. The shrinkage then plays intot he overall cost, too. The sintered part examples are 30 to 40% smaller than the "green" parts. 1kg of this stuff may only yield what 0.1 to 0.2kg of plastic yields.

That said - the idea is fascinating.

Posted : 15/05/2021 6:17 am
Clarmrrsn
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RE: BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Metal 3D Printing Filament

@tim-2

I would think you are looking at far less meterage than with metalfil types.

With bronzefil 750g equates to 80m of filament vs around 330m for example on PLA.

Probably looking at 80 to 100m of this per kg at a rough guess, at $130 a kg with 100% infill recommend it will be expensive.

But yes, the idea is very cool, if anyone gets it to print I would be keen to see the results 😀

Tank you very much!

Posted : 15/05/2021 9:11 am
Swiss_Cheese
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RE: BASF Ultrafuse 17-4 PH Metal 3D Printing Filament

@cookie

 

You should be able to, you will want a hardened steel nozzle at the least.

 

observe the rules of printing this material

The Filament Whisperer

Posted : 17/05/2021 2:53 am
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