On the surface level, granite is simply a rock. However, this igneous material has come to represent so much more. Granite symbolizes opulence, which is why countertops made from the stuff cost so much that you need to sell organs to afford it. It also symbolizes strength, occasionally even used to describe a person’s willpower. Plus, granite is literally monumental.
All in all, granite is one of the most sought-after building materials in the world. Hoping to get your hands on some but don’t have any spare kidneys to barter? You don’t have the tools to go cut it off the cliff yourself and process it? Well, you are in luck. This PLA-based filament by FormFutura is a fantastic option for anyone wanting to 3D print their own “granite” planters.
Here are a few of the great features of this product:
- PLA gravimetrically filled with 50% of powdered stone
- Slightly denser and heavier than standard PLA
- Matte finish with stony texture
- For indoor planters and pots
This is a great material for so many projects, especially because it is so versatile and so classic. Some of the most popular uses are for stone statues, head planters, castles, and garden decorations. However, anything that you want to have a “natural” look of stone or granite, this is a great choice for you.
And if you want to use it to create a Minecraft-themed piece, you go right ahead. We won’t judge you.
3D Printing Notes
The manufacturer recommends cleaning the nozzle immediately after printing with this filament. To do so, use about 20 cm of regular or glow-in-the-dark PLA to flush out any fillers. Due to the stone powders, this filament will have a slightly abrasive effect on brass nozzles. So if you are using this material long-term, we recommend using ruby nozzles.