Matte Fiber HTPLA - Gray

Matte Gray PLA Filament

$5.00 USD
HTMF1705-GRY

A neutral gray reminiscent of concrete or stone. Gray Matte Fiber HTPLA feels industrial, but uses plant fibers for texture and sheen. Great for both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!

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Prop 65: This product contains chemicals, Carbon Black and Titanium Dioxide, which are known to the State of CA to cause cancer when unbound particles are inhaled.

Designer Finish + Engineering Performance for Every Printer!

A bright alternative to Carbon or Glass Fibers, Red Matte Fiber HTPLA uses plant fibers great looks in both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!

Finish

Printed parts have a low luster, textured surface which creates a highly desirable contrast between light and shadow. Texture, color, and sheen can be somewhat manipulated by printer settings as well as post-processing. Printed parts can also be smoothed or weathered with paint for alternate aesthetics. The plant-based fibers lend well to adhesion of paint and other aesthetic coatings.

Performance

Based on Proto-pasta HTPLA, this Matte Fiber version can be heat treated to retain more stiffness to higher temperatures. Dimensional stability is improved compared to HTPLA without fibers. The plant-based fibers improve adhesion of glues and coatings. Performance is similar to Carbon Fiber HTPLA but processing of Matte Fiber does NOT require a wear resistant nozzle.

Compatibility

No special hardware or nozzles are required for this plant-based composite. This material is not overly brittle, but is stiff and will break under excessive load. It prints like PLA on non-heated beds. Suggested print temperature is 190-230C, but we had good luck with a slow 1st layer at 230C on cold blue tape and 210C thereafter for a balance of strength and aesthetic.

This material does absorb moisture and dry filament is recommend for best results. When saturated with moisture, this material oozes more readily. Lowering flow and/or temperatures can minimize oozing and improve detail, though higher temperatures are recommended for best mechanical properties. With higher temperatures, ooze artifacts can be removed post build.

Finishing

This material can be shaved/carved with a sharp blade for a smooth finish. Experiment with weathering or other painting techniques for a unique look. Also, expect improved bonding strength with glue compared to plastic without fiber.

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4.6 Based on 16 Reviews
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KH
11/24/2020
Karol H.
United States United States
printer supplies

very good service

WD
08/14/2020
William D.
United States United States
Super Good Filament. Reasonable Price. Why buy something else?

These HT PLA filaments print very nicely. You can choose to get a super nice 3D print or you can back off on the quality and get a nice-enough print for less time. Nice choices to have. Colors are quite nice and saturated too.

KH
03/04/2019
Kiel H.
United States
Great PLA

Love all the Proto Pasta I have tried. The matte fiber finishes are great for everyday prints. They don’t have that shiny plastic look like normal PLA. This is my new favorite stuff to print with.

CK
10/22/2018
Chris K.
United States
Frickin’ Awesome

I normally only use the Ultimaker filament. A good friend suggested ProtoPlant to me and I loved the results.

DR
07/05/2018
Diego R.
United States
Easy to use, amazing results.

Very easy to print with and the resulting print looked exactly as I thought it would. The fibers and matte finish help to hide the layer lines. Will be buying again!

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