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Matte Fiber HTPLA - Orange

4 reviews HTMF170-ORN

Regular price $5.00 USD

Designer Finish + Engineering Performance for Every Printer!

A bright alternative to Carbon or Glass Fibers, Orange 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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02/12/2020
Hector R.
United States United States
Amazing product by a USA company

Amazing. Currently using a low cost Ender 5 Pro and it prints better than the more expensive Prusa where i used a different filament. I think the filament makes my Ender 5 Pro print better than it otherwise would.

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06/04/2019
Brandon C.
United States United States
HTPLA Matte Fiber - Orange

The folks at ProtoPasta are awesome! They really care about their product and their customers. The matte fiber prints like a dream and the finish quality is amazing. The layer lines all but disappear when printed at a layer height of .17mm. I will be purchasing more filament from them as soon as I am in need of it.

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02/18/2019
Cullen
"Wow, that's orange, really orange!"

I work for a company who's main logo color is orange. I grabbed a sample coil of this to see how orange it was in person after printing. The matte fibers really help make this stand out. It's an almost dead-on match to the color I was trying to match it with and the finished prints are bright. The finished prints have a roughness to them which hide medium layer lines nicely. Of the Matte Fiber line, this color is my favorite.

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10/22/2017
Ubermeisters
This needs to be a year-round offering. new favorite filament!

I bought a 500g 1.75mm spool, and although my first print is not yet completed even, i can tell this is my new favorite material. It prints just as well as any other Proto-pasta matte HTPLA, which is to say, it prints very very well. The diameter is consistent, and the matte fibers hide layer lines quite well. This is a "Hazard" or "pumpkin" orange, and is the brightest orange filament i've ever used. Lucky for me, because this just happens to be my favorite color as well! I highly recommend this material. I find the following settings to work best for my setup, which is a direct drive e3d volcano, with a 0.6mm nozzle. * 220 Hotend * 70 Bed * 1mm retraction * 40mm/sec retraction speed


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