BASF Ultrafuse 316LX is really an amazing feat of technology, and it is available in either 1.75mm or 2.85mm so it can be used with any 3D printer on the market, as far as diameter is concerned. It is a metal-polymer composite used to make parts that are austenitic stainless steel type 316L that can easily be extruded at 235C (455F). Because it is a metal-polymer composite, to get a fully metal part you must get the part sintered. When printing with BASF Ultrafuse the parts should be printed bigger in the X/Y direction by about 19%, and about 21% in the Z direction so that when the plastic gets taken out during the sintering process it is the correct size.
Each spool of BASF Ultrafuse 316LX is about 3 kg measuring out to about 250m for 1.75mm diameter and 100m for 2.85mm diameter. When the part is finished, after sintering, the part goes from a density of about 4.8g/cm^3 to a density of about 7.83 g/cm^3. It uses the easiest size of nozzle to procure with a size of 0.4mm. Making it rather easy to print with as long as you have one of the more abrasive filament feeders and nozzles like the ones available with the Ultimaker S5 for example. With more and more companies and people wanting to use more abrasive materials like the BASF Ultrafuse, Ultimaker is making it much easier to get on board using them.
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