FDMPLA Metal-fill

Metal-fill PLA is a PLA based material composed of approximately 20-40% metal by weight. While this does little to improve the mechanical properties of the plastic, it does give some pleasing aesthetic effects. Further, as the metal content is relatively high, it is possible to polish the surfaces similarly to how real metal is polished.

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  • Pleasing aesthetic effect
  • Possible to polish
  • Metals can oxidise, if desirable
  • Significantly heavier than regular plastics


  • Much more brittle compared to regular plastics
  • Metals can oxidise