Iridescent Ice Clear Translucent HTPLA

Translucent PLA Filament

$5.50 USD
HTP21705-ICE

Protopasta's HTPLA v2.0 is better than the original kickstarted version. This new formulation is higher performing and lower cost. HTPLA prints similar to standard PLA but is "Hella Tough" and can be "Heat Treated" for "Higher Temperature" resistance. This durable PLA has a theoretical Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of more than 140C (285F) after heat treating though in our experience 120C or more was practically attained.  This means HTPLA parts maintain strength and form to much higher temperatures than PLA, ABS, or Polyesters like PET which loose structure as soon as 55C and by 100C.

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HTPLA out performs PLA, ABS, and Polyesters like PET!

How do you "Heat Treat" for maximum performance? Bake your parts into a oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque. Yes, there is an obvious visual change indicating the improved performance! We had good luck in a lab oven at 110C (230F) for an hour or less. We recommend leaving the supports on your parts, placing them on a non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite), and letting them cool in the oven to minimize distortion. Parts can be baked at a lower temperature (though must be above 60C for any change to occur) for a longer time with less risk of unwanted deformation.

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter
  • Colors include Iridescent Ice & Silver Smoke
  • 500g 8" diameter spool only

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required. Some shrinkage and distortion may occur in the annealing process, so larger or dimension critical parts may need to be scaled larger to compensate or printed in our more stable, lower shrink Carbon Fiber version.


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GR
11/19/2021
Gabriel R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Service

Very good product

KO
10/29/2021
Kristhian O.
United States United States

Great material

Looks absolutely fantastic, it's my go to for everyday prints. Prints great on a variety of printers. Only snag I had was on a Prusa mini, filament snapped once inside the feeder tube, not a big deal.

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RG
12/07/2020
Robert G.
United States United States

Great filament man well named.

I printed thr Proto-Gnome with it and it looks like ike a frosted ice sculpture. Aptly named filament.

JM
11/04/2020
James M.
United States United States

Great translucent colors

Great, filament. Ran flawlessly and exceeded all expectations. The even sent a little extra to insure I would have enough for my tests. The filament was used for a printed diffuser. https://youtu.be/-RcoRalpBUE

GG
08/03/2020
George G.
United States United States

Clearest filament I've used yet

This is the best clear filament I've used yet, it has the most clarity and works great for things like lenses and canopies. It isn't acrylic clear, but it is the clearest PLA or PETG filament I've worked with.

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