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Double Espresso Metallic Brown HTPLA by Proto-pasta 1.75mm 500gms 3D printing filament

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Double Espresso Metallic Brown HTPLA by Proto-pasta 1.75mm 500gms 3D printing filament

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£26.00 £31.20 (inc. VAT)
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Another amazing 3D printer filament by Proto-pasta. A rich dark PLA filament which can be annealed (heat treated) to give added strength and durability.
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Premium filament for world-class quality, finish & performance.

  • Automotive-inspired metallic finish for layer-hiding texture without finishing.
  • High performance HTPLA with stability up to 160C (320F) after heat-treating.
  • Adaptable to most PLA-compatible 3D printers accepting 3rd party materials.
  • Crafted in the USA with consideration for man, machine & the environment.

Print with the ease of standard PLA with standard hardware and temperatures, but make fun, mesmerising prints that stand out.  Celebrate good times by printing toys, treasures, and keepsakes.  If you want to make a print more fun, just add some metallic pop!  Our metallic finish contains no actual metal and has little risk of clogging or wearing your nozzle, and it won't make a glitter mess, but beware the printing is sure to be addictive! 

We recommend 0.2 mm layers for the best result.

Metallic particles are relatively small but have some orientation effects, giving top/bottom surfaces more shine than sidewall, so have some fun playing with orientation to see how the result changes!

Like our other HTPLAs, Metallic HTPLA can be "Heat Treated"  to increase crystallinity for "Higher Temperature" resistance compared to amorphous PLA, ABS, and co-polyesters like PETG!  Glittler Flake HTPLA prints translucence, but turns opaque when heat treated (or crystallized).  With a more crystalline structure, heat treated HTPLA parts can hold form to near melting, though temperatures where the material is practically useful vary greatly depending on geometry and load conditions!

For this improved the performance, your prints should be baked in an oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss.  This visual change indicating the improved performance! We've  seen the change take place in 5-10 minutes on thin walled parts but can take an hour or more.  We've had good luck in a quality, at home convection oven at 110C (225F).  Parts will get very "floppy" before becoming more firm, so please leave supports on your parts or support them and bake them on a flat, non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite).

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter on a 500g diameter recyclable cardboard spool
  • Usable on most PLA-compatible printers, such as Lulzbot, Makerbot, FlashForge, Dremel, Ultimaker, Printrbot, and more!

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters ranging from 195-225C nozzle with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required but up to 60C is okay.  Beware, if the bed temperature is too high, your part base could actually heat treat while printing, increasing warping and decreasing adhesion.  Some shrinkage will occur in the heat treating process, so dimension critical parts may need to be scaled appropriately (as much as 2.5% in our experience).
Avoid jams, improve print reliability with Proto-pasta HTPLA on the Prusa MK3.

  • Filament Brand:
    Proto-pasta
  • Filament Type:
    PLA
  • Filament Colour:
    Brown
  • Filament Diameter:
    1.75mm
  • Filament Weight:
    500gms
  • Brand:
    Proto-pasta
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    PRO-ESSBRWN-500-1.75mm
  • Weight:
    0.5kg
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Sven Reindl -

not worth the price, nice color

First of all it is extremely overpriced. But alright, lets say I got what I paid for (?) This stuff doesn't print and doesnt feel like PLA at all. Only after purchasing I read through the proto pasta blog and only thanks to 3D Printing Nerd I realized that you can't just print with this stuff from the get go like a standard PLA. I still have issues getting a full print out of this with my i3MK3S. Nozzle gets clogged all the time and extruder wheel keeps skipping while it keeps getting stuck.. works better on 240C but you loose the detail and comfort of PLA.

This material is just not worth the extra hassle and definitely not worth the extra money. There's very little benefits to this material/ brand.

Want something stiffer? get PETG. Want something easy? get PLA

The brown color is nice and unique though.