I am thinking of using it for a project or two but am still somewhat new to this.

So, I was wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of Eryone's 15% metal PLA and X% metal PLA in general?


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Advantage: It should print like regular PLA at PLA temperatures.

Disadvantage: the embedded metal particles are abrasive and will widen your standard brass nozzle over time. The fix is to use a hardened steel nozzle, or for the extreme, there are options like ruby-tipped nozzles.

Advantage: It should look "metallic" in a way that is more durable than a paint-on topcoat finish, with a depth instead of a surface-only appearance.

Disadvantage: I can't find the product you're referencing. The nearest I can find is Metal Silk Rainbow PLA and Ultra Silk PLA

That latter one is available in gold, bronze, copper, silver, etc. which sounds like metal, but only printing some will show you in person what it looks like.

See also Additional mods for printing metal filled filament with Ender 3 V2?

  • $\begingroup$ @agarza "Embiggen" is a perfectly cromulent word. $\endgroup$
    – Criggie
    Oct 4, 2021 at 2:20
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    $\begingroup$ That's fine, but the idea is for users to easily understand what the answer is. I would venture to say that a great number of people will not know the definition of "embiggen" unless they look it up, which they won't because they are too lazy. $\endgroup$
    – agarza
    Oct 4, 2021 at 2:28
  • $\begingroup$ thanks that's just the answer I needed, also @agarza is right I didn't even know that word existed until now. $\endgroup$ Oct 4, 2021 at 2:44

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