Benefits at a Glance
- Easy and affordable metal 3D printing
- Fast material exchange and easy handling
- For all open source FFF printers
- Produces parts of stainless-steel 316L metal
- Uniform particle distribution enhances mechanical properties
- High flexibility of filament enables successful printing in any FFF printers
- Compatible with both Bowden and direct drive extruders
- Jigs and fixtures
- Functional prototypes
- Small series production
Easy and cost effective 3D printing of metal parts with Ultrafuse 316L
We 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.
Process Workflow “From Art to Part”
STEP 1. Print green parts using guidelines from BASF.
STEP 2. Purchase D&S coupon Ultrafuse 316L and receive shipping instructions via email.
STEP 3. Send to D&S for debinding and sintering.
STEP 4. Receive finished parts and start using.
Reference Links and Documents
Product Leaflet - Download
Technical Data Sheet - Download
User Guidelines - Download
Process Guidelines - Download
Safety Data Sheet - Download
Debinding Simulation Guidelines - Download