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Wonder Blue HTPLA with Multi-color Glitter

4 reviews HTGL1705-WON

Regular price $29.99 USD

Wonder what happens in a filament-making workshop? This.

Designed by Proto-pasta Filament-making Workshop attendee Ben Nickles and voted "favorite " by the attendees, I introduce to you Blue Wonder Glitter Flake HTPLA. On July 21st, our workshop attendees got first access to our new gold and multi-color glitter flack concentrate during our first ever filament-making workshop! Ben seized the day in designing this color and everyone loved it so much that we agreed to release it, commemorating the experience. Other than being an original creation, you might wonder how this blue different than others? Well, it's translucent and has big multi-color flecks!
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 glitter 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.
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).
  • 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!

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

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).

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Nick M.
United States United States
Awesome as usual

Prints great, looks great, and actually blings.

Nick M. verified customer review of Wonder Blue HTPLA with Multi-color Glitter
Jesse P.
0.3 Nozzle

This stuff is so cool. The blue is somewhat transparent, so you can see a couple layers in for sparkles, but not enough to see infill (at 0.6 deep). The sparkles are multiple colors, and shine bright! i used an 0.3 nozzle, and was worried about clogs....not one problem!

Brandon Y.
United States
Gorgeous color

Definitely worth the price if you want something a little more special than just plain blue. Prints great on a Prusa MK3

Joe T.
Very Fun, Imaginative Filament!

Proto-Pasta filament in general has performed the best of any filament brand I've tried, and this filament is no exception to that. Along with its high quality, Wonder Blue brings fun to the table with its multi-colored glitter pop and its deep blue tones that are fun to stare at. I definitely recommend :)