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The Amazing Matte Fiber

Proto-pasta founders, Dustin and Aaron Cram, lead the 3D Printing Industry by introducing Carbon Fiber and High Temp PLAs nearly 3 years ago.  Today, Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber is still a fan favorite for it's quality and iconic matte black finish, but what if you could get that Carbon Fiber look in colors and without special nozzles?

Introducing the latest innovation from the ProtoPlant team, Proto-pasta Matte Fiber HTPLA, a more colorful, lower wear alternative to Carbon Fiber.  Fall in love with that fiber texture and sheen all over again, but with more color choice and less nozzle wear.  It's a perfect match for your many sculptural, architectural, and technical parts.

The majority of 3D Printed parts are glossy and smooth, but the rest of our world has more texture and sheen variety.  Look around, on your desk, at home, and in your car.  What do you see?  More texture and less gloss than in 3D Printing, right?  Why shouldn't 3D printed parts have more texture and less gloss too?

Based on Proto-pasta's HTPLA resin, Matte Fiber HTPLA can be heat treated for higher temperature performance. The addition of plant-based fibers, reduces dimensional change during the heat treating process compared to standard HTPLA.  Matte Fiber HTPLA can also be smoothed by carving or shaving with a sharp edge as well as glued, sealed, and painted more easily than most plastic thanks to it's more wood-like characteristics.

Whether you use Matte Fiber HTPLA for it's beautiful as printed finish, or push the boundaries of possibility through heat treating, machining critical features, or sealing surfaces, and so on, you'll appreciate the many possibilities of Matte Fiber HTPLA.

This month only, the code MATTEFIBER gets you a $5 introductory discount on a spool of Matte Fiber HTPLA.

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World's Best Performing, Universally 3D Printable Carbon Fiber Filament

More than 2 years ago, ProtoPlant launched Proto-pasta brand 3D Printer filament through kickstarter, introducing the World's First Carbon Fiber for 3D Printing along side High Temperature PLA.  Since then, we've reformulated High Temperature PLA (HTPLA) for higher performance and improved ease of use.  Last week, we announced HTPLA-CF, a combination of these products into our highest performing PLA to date!  We're calling this a "super-material" because it is universally processable on third-party material accepting 3D Printers and it's performance far exceeds standard PLA as well as ABS and PET-like materials!!!  We're always excited, but extra excited about what this material is capable of.  From accurate, stable, high performing prototypes to durable, stiff drone parts ready for a hot day on the tarmac - all from a renewable bio-plastic.  Can't wait to explore the many functional applications!  Just introduced, try it here and use the code WORLDSBESTCF to save $10/spool this month only!!!
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