As a music lover and records collector, inspired by liquid filled vinyls I started to wonder how to achieve similar effect using a 3D printer. Transparent, watertight and chemical tolerant at the same time – it seems not to be an easy task and right material choice is more important than ever.
The key success to printing with our MetalFil™ - Ancient Bronze or Classic Copper lies not in the printing of the filaments themselves but in the after treatments that are possible. So in this post we are going to dive into the world of patina’s, acids and (household) chemicals that you can use to give that awesome MetalFil™ print an artists touch.
We, at Formfutura, have always been firm supporters of the idea that 3Dprinting should not only be used for making beautiful objects like vases, toys and memorabilia or prototypes using our industrial filaments. We believe that 3dprinting is and will continue to be a major step forward in relieving the needs experienced by the ones that are not so fortunate in life. 3dprinting your own prosthetic parts from the comfort of your home for a fraction of the cost is one of the pillars that drives and will keep on driving the 3dprinting movement.