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The Amazing Matte Fiber

Posted by Alex Dick on

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...

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"We make good stuff!"

Posted by Alex Dick on

With the constant introduction of new manufacturers, printers, hardware, filaments, and users, the 3D printing experience can vary from "awesome" to "awful".  My experience leans towards awesome, but there are days when a printer just wants to extrude a ball of micro-filament or nothing at all, rather than parts.  Super-frustrating! So, we've been thinking a lot about why we have a mostly positive experience.  Certainly, being technical people, experienced in building and operating machines helps.  Having mostly name-brand printers, though not a guarantee of success, doesn't hurt either.   Finally, we have an unlimited supply of quality, Proto-pasta filament. "We...

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Rusty Metal March - more affordable metal printing for fun with magnetism & rust!

Posted by Alex Dick on

At ProtoPlant, we've gotten really good at compounding and extruding metal composites into filament.  We've been able to reduce our cost on Iron PLA, and we wanted to share the love so we dropped the price from $48 to $35.  Celebrate Rusty Metal March with us! Proto-pasta is the easiest printing metal filament on the market and arguably the most fun and affordable as well.  How cool is the idea of creating a modern artifact?  The past and future collide with rusty metal 3d prints!  Don't forget the opportunity to incorporate magnetism into your prints as well!!! Here are some...

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

Posted by Alex Dick on

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...

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12 Things for Christmas

Posted by Alex Dick on

So we wanted to do a special twist on the "12 Days of Christmas" for y'all who love to make "things", especially those that like to include your families in the process.  Growing up in a 3D household, my 3 year old daughter, Teagan, is already familiar with 3D Printing and has been building imaginary printers out of Lego's for some time now. She also knows her Dad makes filament and that filament goes in a 3D Printer.  Not bad for a 3 year old, right?  These little people are pretty sharp.  I'd be surprised if she isn't making her...

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