I am also a wood worker, and one of my hobbies is making pens on a lathe. This question was posted on my pen turning forum, and I figured I'd ask it here too, as some of us really know our filaments.
Hi BeeAMaker - When I've looked at your various attempts to print pens I've found myself thinking "that would be pretty neat printed in metal". Recently (as in last night) I came across an add for metal filled pla filament that can be extruded at 195c to 220c. They claim 80% metal (for the Bronze and Copper, no claim for Stainless steel that I saw) that can be polished to a high sheen just like metal. That would seem to bring metal printing down to a price point that might be relatively affordable.

Have you had the chance to try any of these or know anyone who has?


Opinions on the stuff?