How to print with Ultrafuse 17-4 PH

A stainless steel solution for high mechanical stress and corrosive applications






What is 17-4PH?

how-print-17-4-ph-ultrafuse-bcn3d-printers Ultrafuse 17-4 PH is a filament of hardened stainless steel composite with chromium-copper martensitic precipitation. It's magnetic and fully heat treatable to get high levels of strength and hardness, maintaining its mechanical and corrosion resistance at temperatures up to 315°C.

Parts printed with Ultrafuse 17-4 PH filament obtain their final full metal properties via a debinding and sintering process.

This material can be used to print tooling, functional prototypes, jigs, and fixtures and is suitable for serial production to functional prototypes. 17-4 PH parts are ideal for the Petrochemical, Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical industries. 

To use 17-4 PH filament you will have to install the Hotend M. Printing Ultrafuse 316L and 17-4 PH with a standard nozzle will seriously damage the hotend.

You can purchase 17-4 PH from our online store: Ultrafuse 17-4 PH.

17-4 PH compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:

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Supported materials combinations

The Ultrafuse 17-4 PH is not compatible with the current BCN3D Filaments.

Standard materials
Technical materials
ABS PA PP                  
Composite materials
PAHT CF15 PP GF30 PET CF15 316L 17-4 PH ✔    

17-4 PH printing settings - Hotend M:

Extruder temperature 245ºC
Build plate temperature 105ºC
Printing speed 30 - 60 mm/s
Retraction speed  25 mm/s
Retraction distance  6.5 mm
Cooling fan 0%
Minimum layer height 0.15 mm
  • Note: BCN3D Lab develops specific configurations for each material and printer. Make sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.

Build plate adhesion

Clean the glass before printing and apply a fine and even layer of Magigoo Pro Metal glue to achieve good adhesion between the 3D printed part and the printing surface of your 3D printer in order to keep the part fixed.

It is best to apply Magigoo when the printing bed is cool.

Use the Mesh Mapping to ensure that the model is properly attached to the build plate, to get the best result on the debinding and sintering process.



This filament doesn't absorb humidity from the air. However if the material is not in use for extended periods of time, it is recommended to keep the 17-4 PH spools in a box or airtight container.

17-4 PH emits low levels of fumes and particles when printed. We recommend printing it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.

Clean the nozzle before and after each print job to ensure a good extrusion and get cleaner prints.

Digital documentation of the 17-4PH

Here you can find and download the Technical data and the Safety data sheets of our 17-4PH:


Technical data sheet


Safety data sheet


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