For the Lulz Metallic Green HTPLA

Metallic Green PLA Filament

$5.00 USD
HTPM1705-FTL

Another shout out to Thomas Sanladerer (toms3d.org) for the challenge to make an ugly color during his visit.  We ended up with some greens that weren't terrible and found it's very difficult to make an ugly color.  To be honest, Lulzbot's company green is not my favorite color, but it was a fun challenge to recreate this color.  I was inspired by the recent Mini 2 release shortly after ERRF.  Realizing I'd missed seeing Lulzbot at ERRF, I followed my inspiration to make For the Lulz Metallic Green HTPLA .  Who knew adding sparkles would totally change my impression of this color?  In the light it shifts from lemon to lime covering all the versions I've seen of this color.  I find it shockingly beautiful and I hope you do to!  Enjoy!!!

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Prop 65: This product contains a chemical, Titanium Dioxide, which is known to the State of CA to cause cancer when unbound particles are inhaled.

Why did we make this unique green color? We did it for the lulz...

Created from our highest quality, translucent HTPLA v2, this stuff is green and sparkly!

Print with the ease of standard PLA with standard hardware and temperatures, but make fun, mesmerizing 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 glittery mess, but beware the printing is sure to be addictive! 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! We recommend 0.2 mm layers for the best result.

Heat Treating

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).

For this improved performance, your prints should be baked in an oven until you see a change from translucent pink to opaque pink 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).

Printing

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).

  • No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.
  • 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!


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HB
07/11/2021
Harley B.
United States
I quite like this

You know I find this to be a very interesting color. Through some angles it almost looks yellow but in lower light it’s a very neat slime green. Print it thin and it’s very yellow but thicker adds some more green to it. I just find it very interesting and I do quite like it.

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FP
02/05/2021
Fox P.
United States United States
In it for the lulz...

The first 3d printeri truely loved was the lulzbot Taz at the San Jose. Hackerspace. I'd reserve it for hours starting at midnight just to spend my evening with its stable build platform and dynamic heat range, knowjng even when I had that great valley income I could never afford one.now, I've gotten older and poorer and lulzbot has anew name but the price and the model still lookthe same, myender 5 is a workhorse but this green really takes me back to those first days where ugky machines made beautiful things

AC
03/06/2020
Alexis C.
United States United States
Interesting shade of green

Starts out yellow when i first comes out of the extruder but then turns green. Interesting neon green

RD
05/02/2019
Ryan D.
United States
Need all of it...every color :)

Purchased many different colors from Proto Pasta. All have printed amazing...the colors, textures and quality are top notch. Ordering more soon!

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QW
11/06/2018
QUINTIN W.
United States
It just works!

I recently got both the metallic green and purple filaments for a project at work. Protopasta PLA based materials always print so nicely on my Ultimaker 2 and 3. The best and worst part is still the cardboard roll as its flimsy but still helps by using renewable materials. So its a horse a piece there. The filament is always wrapped nicely, I havent had a tangle yet with this company. I will definitely be buying more from them and you should too!

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