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Ultrafuse 316L

High strength/ corrosion resistance/ easy to print

Overview

Ultrafuse® 316L is a metal-polymer composite filament for the production of metal components in 316L stainless steel. It can be manufactured using conventional Fused Filament Fabrication machines, followed by an industry standardized debinding and sintering process. This filament has a non-slip surface, meaning it can be used 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, with no extra drying required.

Ultrafuse 316L is the filament with the most design freedom for printing metal parts. Printing with Ultrafuse 316L provides hardness, strength, and uniqueness through the sintering and catalytic debinding process.

If you want to know more about how to print with metal with the Epsilon Series, such as how to install the pack and how the workflow works, take a look at our product page: Metal Pack product.

Compatibility: Find out the BCN3D printers and filaments compatibility

Applications

  • Tooling
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Functional prototypes
  • Suitable for serial production to functional prototypes

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Properties

  • 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

Datasheets:

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How to print

Printer setting

Extruder temp.
245° C
Bed temp.
105°C
Cooling fan
0%
Speed
30mm/s
Min. layer height
0.15mm
Enable Raft support:
To prevent chipping
the printing surface.

For BCN3D Stratos users:

Get a proper printing profile for Ultrafuse 316L using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Stratos. Download the latest version of BCN3D Stratos.

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.

Recommendations:

  • Only compatible with BCN3D Epsilon when paired with the Hotend M.
  • Feed it cautiously into the machine.
  • Once the part is printed, remove carefully the piece to avoid chipping the part. The removal of the object is easier if you just apply water on the glass.