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Form Futura Stone Filaments

Discussion in 'Printing Filament' started by Geof, May 31, 2017.

  1. Geof

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    So since I'm on a filament kick I've ordered some stone filament from Spannerhands in the UK. 35 bucks to ship to the US so get a few spools if you go this route. Supposedly 50% concrete, granite and teracata (they have a pottery clay but that sounded boring). For exotic material its relatively cheap.

    http://www.spannerhands.co.uk/stone-84-c.asp

    I'll be sure to post some prints and answer any questions anyone has.

    as with everything- Not affiliated, get nothing for it, just spreading the word on what sounds like a cool filament :D
     
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    Sounds like if that filament ever clogs you're going to be out a hotend. :p
     
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    Nah, I think it will burn out still. Wont be like the Virtual Foundry stuff where if it jams and you try to burn it out it cures into a immovable nozzle block. (nozzle will be the only concern, not the whole hotend)
     
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    I was thinking mainly of the Pottery Clay one getting hot enough to cure out in the event of a clog (not actually become pottery, but dry out enough to become very hard to remove). The concrete obviously wouldn't be a problem, nor the granite.

    The Terracotta filament would be interesting to see printed and then fired in a kiln though.
     
  5. Geof

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    at 50% I dont think there is enough material to kiln out the plastic without gaping holes everywhere. (I didn't order the pottery clay, thats just boring to me lol)
     
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    I person I knew with a kiln I could borrow apparently has already sold it and I am not going to front for a kiln at this point either :)
    But the others are interesting.
     
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    We use our heat treat !LOL
     
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    So I've used the terracotta and concrete so far, haven't used the granite. Its neat material but nothing really special. Its got more of a feel of roughness to it that is really neat and the terracotta feels like it is, but not much weight to the print which I was hoping it would have (like bronzefill is heavy) so thats a bit disappointing to me. I'll try to run some extra prints and attach pictures here. Be advised if you do buy it...it sticks like crazy to glass....use glue stick.
     
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    Hey guys... going through and catching up on some things in the area of the forum. We had terracotta in Maker Box a few months back. I believe we still have a few of the samples left that we'll be posting up for direct sale after Maker Faire NY. If anyone else wants to grab some sooner though, hit me up.
     
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    Ill try to run some and post pics keep forgetting. The materials are really neat texture. Been using for miniature display pieces
     

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