It seems that everyone wants to print in THE cheapest material possible. If this powder is not the cheapest, it is clearly in the running. We ran this powder for 6 solid months to support our educational activities.
White Satin Baker’s Special Sugar – 200 units
Powdered Sugar (10x or 12x) – 100 units
These sugar products are produced by The Amalgamated Sugar Co./Snake River Sugar Co. out of beet sugars. The White Satin is a tri-modal sugar with screenings in 50, 100, and 140 mesh. 10x or 12x powdered sugar always has some corn starch added to stop clumping. If you can get 12x, it is the better choice. All of these products are available in 50 lbs plastic bags. The cost of this mix is $0.15 – $0.30 per pound!
The nice thing about parts produced using this powder is that you can use them for investment casting/lost wax casting by infusing them with wax.
Helpful Tip: keep your machine clean using this mix as things could get sticky!