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ColorFabb Unveils New brassFill 3D Printing Filament: When polished it looks like gold!

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brassfill1This year, we saw two new very unique metal-like filament options released by 3D printer filament manufacturer, ColorFabb. These filaments, bronzeFill and copperFill, provide a metal looking finish and a heavier feel than more traditional plastic filament options. While they are still PLA based, once polished and post processed correctly, they can be utilized to create both copper and bronze looking objects; not something previously available on FDM based 3D printers.

Today, ColorFabb has announced the unveiling of yet another 3D printer filament. This one is called brassFill, and it is based on a completely new proprietary PLA formulation, and most notably provides the ability to 3D print objects that have a finished golden look to them.

“The all new brassFill has unique properties for desktop 3D Printing, providing the possibility to polish 3D Printed parts into shiny golden objects,” explains the company.”

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brassFill in manufactured with a brass powder that is sourced to comply with RoHS safety standards, as well as being REACH compliant.

When brassFill is used on an FDM 3D printer it comes off the print bed with a greenish matt surface, which is similar to that of the bronzeFill. Once polished, it displays an appearance that looks like gold (as seen in the 3D printed “gold bars” you see above).

brassfill4brassFill will be available for pre-order toward the end of January (2015) and shipments are expected to begin toward the end of February. With this addition to the ColorFabb line of metallic looking filaments, 2015 should be an exciting year for the development of new materials which can be used in the FDM 3D printing process. While these filaments remain PLA based, the ability to 3D print objects that look and feel closer to real metal means that new types of 3D printing projects may now be undertaken.

It should be interesting to see all the new design ideas that pop up around the internet, utilizing some of ColorFabb’s brilliant metal-like filaments. What will you be 3D printing with ColorFabb’s new brassFill? Discuss in the brassFill forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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