Matte Fiber HTPLA - White

Matte White PLA Filament

$5.00 USD
HTMF1705-WHT

Made with plant fibers, but reminiscent of Ceramic, Marble, or Limestone, White Matte Fiber HTPLA brings superb finish to both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!

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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.

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.

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 19 Reviews
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JB
11/20/2020
John B.
United States United States
Matte Fiber White for Lithophanes

This filament is working really well for my lithophanes. The matte fiber hides imperfections like horizontal lines much better than a regular white pla.

MA
08/16/2020
Maria A.
United States United States
The best

It arrived fast and the best quality

KH
07/25/2020
Kris H.
United States United States
Fantastic

Love all the proto-pasta filaments I’ve used so far. Annealing can be difficult to tune in. But definitely worth a couple test prints.

A ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Customer
MH
05/05/2020
Mike H.
United States United States
HONK

I printed a certain goose with this filament. Once I had it dialed in, it printed very reliably and the finish was unbeatable. The complete lack of shine, layer line hiding, and detail made the goose looks just a cartoon CG goose with extremely little clean-up or post-work. It's very satisfying.

JW
03/18/2019
John W.
United States
Pure as the driven snow

It’s not cold like snow. Or wet like snow. Or sparkling like snow. Or very much like snow, other than that Matte white is great! It prints very well. I just bump up the heat a bit and increase flow and it prints nicely.

ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Matte Fiber HTPLA - White Review

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