The guide to print 316L stainless steel for industrial applications on FDM printers
Note: To use 316L filament you must install the Hotend M. Printing 316L and 17-4 PH with a standard nozzle will seriously damage the hotend.
Discover the hotend M design: Hotend M.
Ultrafuse 316L is a metal-polymer composite filament for the production of metal components in 316L stainless steel. The models printed with Ultrafuse 316L get their final properties, like hardness and strength, through the debinding and sintering process. This filament doesn't require drying before printing.
- Jigs and fixtures
- Functional prototypes
- Suitable for serial production to functional prototypes
You can purchase 316L from the BASF online store: Ultrafuse 316L.
316L compatibility with BCN3D printers / hotends:
Supported materials combinations
The ultrafuse 316L is not compatible with the current BCN3D Filaments.
316L printing settings - Hotend M:
Note: BCN3D Lab develops specific configurations for each material and printer. Make sure to use the last BCN3D Stratos version.
Build plate adhesion
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 Ultrafuse 316L spools in a box or airtight container.
Ultrafuse 316L emits low levels of fumes and particles when printed. We recommend printing it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.
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