Prints like PLA, behaves like metal!
Proto-pasta Rustable Magnetic Iron Metal PLA Composite is actually ferromagnetic. It responds to magnets and behaves similarly to pure iron! Encapsulated in plastic, the iron maintains a stable matte, cast metal finish as printed, but can be rusted when desired. Here is why Proto-pasta Iron PLA is so interesting:
- Weighted feel with 1.5x the density of standard PLA
- Rustable to create modern artifacts in a few easy steps – instruction here
- Attracts magnets (neodymium type recommended for strongest attraction)
- Induction at magnetic saturation about 0.15 Tesla
- Relative (to air) Permeability – between 5 and 8 independent of frequency up to 1 MHz
- Permeability – between 62E-7 and 100E-7 H/m independent of frequency up to 1 MHz
- More thermally conductive than standard plastic
- Prints easily like PLA with less nozzle wear than Steel or Carbon Fiber
- More filament for your money – 2x the length of Bronzefill (500g Iron =1kg Bronzefill)
We recommend experimenting with creating a rusty patina like this:
**This filament is more abrasive than standard PLA. Be prepared to replace your nozzle and do 1st layer adjustment. Try a wear resistant and/or larger diameter nozzle for increased service intervals.
In filament form, FEPLA is slightly more brittle than standard PLA, and requires extra care when handling.
190-210C (standard PLA or a bit cooler) for the best experience. .5 of .6 mm nozzles reccomended