Very Important - Special Considerations for 316L:
This filament is considered an expert user level filament. Successfully printing, debinding and sintering requires very specific workflows that must be followed without exception. Any deviation can damage your printer, your finished print or the debinding equipment from our sintering partner. Exceptional care must be taken into account during printing and transport of green parts. Not all print geometries may be successful in the sintering process. Pre-planning and post-processing will increase the chances of success. We highly encourage booking a free appointment with our application engineers to discuss your application for 316L. Please be sure to reference all print guidelines from BASF prior to the consultation. No returns are accepted for opened filament or print or sintered failures.
Required: DSH Sintering coupon to send your prints away for debinding and sintering into 316L SS. Cost: $62.50 Per kg of Green Parts. (Shipping, handling and brokerage fees excluded)
BASF | Ultrafuse® 316L Metal Infused Filament in 2.85mm
Designed for ultimate ease of handling on conventional Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers. BASF Ultrafuse® 316L is an innovative filament for the production of 316L-grade steel parts.
- Produces parts of stainless-steel type 316L
- Easy handling
- Uniform particle distribution enhancing mechanical properties
- OSHA-friendly processing
- High flexibility allows funneling through complex idler pulleys and guide-roller filament transportation systems in any printer
- Compatible with both Bowden and direct drive extruders through the use of a non-slip outer surface
- Shrinkage during sintering requires adjustment during part design
- Nozzle Temperature: 230 - 250°C
- Bed Temperature: 90 - 120°C
- Bed Material: Glass + approved glues* / polyimide tape (*Dimafix® suggested)
- Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
- Print Speed: 15 – 50 mm/s
BASF Ultrafuse® 316L combines greater freedom of design with a low total cost of ownership. 3D-printed parts acquire their final properties, for example in terms of hardness and strength, through a debinding and sintering process developed by BASF, which has emerged as the industry standard.
BASF Ultrafuse® 316L formulates thermoplastic binders with 90 mass percent of highly-refined metal particles. As a filament, the metal-polymer composite comes with none of the occupational and safety hazards associated with the handling of fine metallic powders, turning 3D printing of stainless-steel parts affordable, straightforward, and safe.
Which 3D printers should I use with Ultrafuse® 316L?
Designed for secure and easy handling on conventional, open-material Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers, Ultrafuse® 316L comes with a wide processing window. To help you succeed in 3D printing metal parts we provide printer processing guidelines including Ultrafuse® 316L parameter sets. In addition, consultancy and on-site support are available to help ensure the material performs on your printer.