PolyCast is a specially designed filament for investment casting. Just as other filaments of Polymaker, PolyCast can be printed on a variety of FDM/FFF 3D printers. This allows you to print a big variation of models swiftly and easily, which can be casted in different metals and alloys.
PolyCast is printed under similar conditions to regular PLA. After printing, it is possible to smooth the surface of the prints by using the Polymaker Polysher. This will increase the end results.
PolyCast is sensitive to moisture. It is recommended to use the filament with the PolyBox to minimize moisture absorption and to ensure the best printing performance.
Investment casting of molded parts result in items with excellent surface finish and dimensional accuracy. The results, in different metals and alloys, like steel, stainless steel and aluminum, are known. In comparison to the traditional investment casting processes, 3D-printing as an alternative method offers advantages in different ways.
The advantages of 3D-printing castable models are different. You have a shortened production time (time-efficient), a cut down in costs (cost-efficient) and a bigger design freedom. Why? Because 3D printing offers a larger design freedom for complex geometrical complexities.
The biggest advantages of PolyCast are
The Micro-Droplet Polishing technology of Polymaker creates a smooth surface finish, which leads to minimal post-processing after casting.
- No Ash
PolyCast casts excelling, leaving little residue and creating amazing results.
- Excellent Printability
Just as all other filaments of Polymaker, this PolyCast filament is easily printable on a range of 3D printers.
- Low Cost
Using PolyCast is more cost-efficient than comparable materials in other 3D printing technologies (like SLA/DLP/SLS)
Recommended printing temperatures
1.75mm 200°C – 230°C
2.85mm 200°C – 230°C
Recommended printing speed
40 – 90 mm/s
Recommended heated bed temperature
30°C – 70°C