Double Espresso Metallic Brown HTPLA

Metallic Brown PLA Filament

$4.00 USD

Created from our premium High Temp PLA (HTPLA ), this is Proto-pasta's Espresso Brown! Kick start your day with this shiny brown metallic PLA filament with a double shot of espresso. This metallic PLA filament contains no actual metal and has little risk of clogging or wearing your nozzle, and it won't make a glittery mess, but beware the printing is sure to be addictive!

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      Double Espresso Brown HTPLA has a beautiful metallic finish without any abrasive fillers!

      A Premium Espresso Brown PLA 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.

      Like our other HTPLAs, Metallic Brown HTPLA can be "Heat Treated" to increase crystallinity for "Higher Temperature" resistance compared to amorphous PLA, ABS, and co-polyesters like PETG! Glitter Flake HTPLA prints translucent, but turns opaque when heat treated (or crystallized). With a more crystalline structure, heat treated Metallic Brown Espresso 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 performance, your prints should be baked in an oven until you see a change from translucent brown to opaque brown with reduced gloss. This visual change indicates 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!
      • Double Espresso Brown Metallic PLA Filament contains 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).

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      ML
      03/18/2019
      Mia L.
      Really amazing finish and detail

      I've done a few prints now with the metallic filaments and absolutely love the outcomes. Layers are looking tight and smooth with no warping - as is always the case with protopasta's htpla. Recommendation for the metallics: don't sand if you can help it. At .14mm layer height, the finished prints really don't need it. The metallic finish is lost despite polishing. However, the metallic espresso takes on a beautiful walnut wood finish. However, the Protopasta guys suggested using a torch to bring the metals back up. So I'll test that out sometime. I still need to dial in the settings (Cura with Lulzbot Taz 6). There's a bit of stringing happening between tree supports and the eyelashes of my sculpture, but Chris recommended adjusting the flow a tad instead of the heat settings. I did reduce the default temp to 215 and printing temp to 220. The temp default settings in Cura are 220 and 225. Project: custom eyes with no base and tricky eyelashes Layer height: .14mm Speed: 40 Top/bottom speed: 40 Wall line count: 4 Wall thickness 4 Retraction: 1.2 Infill density: 20% Printing from SD card and no pimples with high amazing detail.

      RM
      03/16/2019
      Rosalee M.
      United States
      Fantastic Replacement For Coffee

      Prints nicely at 220c and about 75mm/s. We can push this material faster and it still prints clean for us. Double Espresso looks fantastic with Gold Fleck, or Stardust, or Candy Apple Red, or Cloverleaf, or anything you want to pair it with! We were really sad when Proto-Pasta had stopped making their Coffee infused filament. After bugging them a lot we think we might have had part in influencing them to come out with another brown filament. This material isn't an ugly brown or just a brown, it's the brown you use to make nice prints to compliment your living room furniture. The shimmer makes it look magical while still feeling earthy. The color is also great for making Boho inspired jewelry. Looks great paired with real wood.

      NS
      11/17/2018
      nicholas s.
      Gorgeous Coffee Color!

      This is a gorgeous color, truly an "espresso" if I've ever seen one! Prints just like other Pasta at 230c and slow around 40mm/s. Definitely works well once heat treated with a very low shrink and expansion ratio. If printing on a Prusa MK3, turn off the fillament sensor! It doesnt like the glitter!

      JD
      02/21/2019
      Jacquelyn D.
      United States
      Good gift

      Person who received it was very happy with it

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