Until a few years ago, most 3D products were focused on execution, the final aesthetic image of the product was of secondary importance. Therefore, many products were printed in plain red, blue or yellow. With the advancement of technology, the aesthetic aspect has recently become more and more important in addition to functionality and precision, which can significantly contribute to the perception of the final product. No wonder in recent years, in 3D printing, creators are increasingly using SILK filament. If you thought silk was added to the material, unfortunately, this is not the case. In reality, these are just special additions to the classic filaments, which create translucent colors during printing and give the appearance of a shiny, slightly translucent, silky surface. Learn how silk filament works and why you should try it for your next 3D project.
Learn about the physical properties of SILK filaments
Silk filament is made of a special mixture of PLA material and selected accessories and elastomers, which give the final product a specific shiny appearance reminiscent of silk. SILK filaments are a multi-purpose material that can be printed in the same way as a regular PETG filament. As a material, it has excellent properties that you can use with most 3D printers. For good results, it should be printed at a temperature between 220 ° C and 240 ° C and with a printing table temperature of 80 ° C. As SILK filament is slightly more flexible and stretchable than classic PLA, it is necessary to check the multiplier settings for applying, withdrawing and extruding the filament before printing to avoid deformations. In our offer, you can find quite a few SILK filaments in classic and vivid colors, such as gold, copper, silver, and many others. Our Silk Filaments allow any beginner in the field of 3D printing to print an outstanding product.
5 reasons to choose SILK filament for your next 3D project:
1. Because of the beautiful look of the finished product
Compared to classic filaments, SILK filament adds that special touch to the finished product, making it simply outstanding. Beautiful, clear, and vivid colors that overflow and shine give a feeling of sophistication, elegance, and better quality. Not only does SILK Filament create beautiful designs, the product itself also requires less finishing as it doesn’t need to be dyed or sanded. By using this filament, it is also easy to hide possible irregularities and transitions between different layers. Its wonderful characteristics are most praised on models that have many different surfaces, such as vases, decorative items, or sculptures, where light plays with color and emits different shades.
2. Wide range of applications
SILK filaments are compatible with most 3D printers, so you can use them to print any product. They are especially popular in the printing of decorative products, fashion accessories, holiday decorations, and everyday accessories. Although the material is basically designed for those who appreciate simple printing and have high aesthetic preferences, you can also use it to print products with less artistic value. In addition to a beautiful look, 3D products printed with SILK filaments also present high-quality products and strength.
3. Easy to use for beginners
Silk filaments have slightly different characteristics compared to classic PLA filaments but basically work similarly to all other filaments that are easy to use. As the filament is slightly more elastic, the nozzles may become clogged when printing, so it is especially important to follow the recommended printing settings (nozzle temperature: 220-240 ° C and print table temperature: 80 ° C). Due to their wide availability, filaments are great for beginners in the field of 3D printing.
4. Compatible with most 3D printers on the market
3D printers from Creality, MakerBot, Prusa, Ultimaker, Bits from Bytes, Airwolf3D, Makergear, Printrbot, Bukobot, Type A Machines ... are just some of the printers where you can use AzureFilm Silk filament to make your 3D model. Even children and amateur craftsmen can use it to make models with a 3D pen.
5. Wide choice of colors and adding ever new trendy shades
3D products printed with SILK filaments are unique and beautiful to look at, so you will want to show them without any problems. We have recently enriched our wide range of colors of these filaments with additional trendy colors, where in addition to classic shades, you can also find Olive Gold, Aquamarine, Pistachio Green, Gold, Sky Blue and many others. See our offer here.
Why choose AzureFilm Silk Filament?
AzureFilm is a Slovenian company engaged in the production of quality filaments and the sale of 3D printers, filaments, spare parts, and all the accessories you need for 3D printing. Our filaments are manufactured in Europe and have a high quality of basic materials. AzureFilm Silk filaments are wound in positions on a reel, have a thickness of 1.75 mm, and are available in 300 g and 1 kg packaging. The filaments are vacuum-sealed and contain a bag that absorbs moisture and allows the filament to stay fresh for a long time. We have more than 20 different colors in stock at affordable prices, and you can also choose sets of filaments. Need help choosing? Contact us!