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The Original Carbon Fiber Composite PLA

36 reviews CFP11705

Regular price $29.99 USD

We Started a Trend with the Original Easy Printing Exotic!

The original is still the best! World's First Carbon Fiber PLA was kickstarted by ProtoPlant nearly 5 years ago. Others try, but can't match the quality and ease of printing experience afforded by this product. Available at a cost low enough for everyday printing, try a mammoth 3kg spool for large format printing! 1.75mm diameter 3kg spools contain more than 1 km of filament!  How cool is that?!?!

Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA is based on our easy printing, high quality PLA. Made from the highest quality, dry ingredients and extruded with care in our Washington facility on our own purpose-built extrusion systems. CFPLA prints are demonstrably more rigid with easy processing (often using standard PLA settings) and support removal.  Excellent layer adhesion and minimal warpage even without a heated bed make this a great everyday exotic for accurate parts. Layer lines disappear with the beautiful matte black finish.  Also has a slight sheen due to the embedded carbon making it very photogenic!

**This filament is slightly more abrasive than standard PLA. Be prepared to replace your nozzle and do 1st layer adjustment after prolonged use or upgrade to a wear resistant nozzle for less maintenance.

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameters.
  • 500g is on a 8" diameter spool & 3kg is on a 12" diameter spool.
  • Usable on most PLA-compatible printers, such as Lulzbot, Makerbot, FlashForge, Dremel, Ultimaker, Printrbot, and more!

In filament form, CFPLA is slightly more brittle than standard PLA, and requires extra care when handling. 

Processing is comparable to standard PLA. No heated bed required. Process may be less consistent on smaller nozzles and/or bowden type machines, 

We frequently print using direct-drive systems with 0.4mm nozzles and print as high as 240C, though suggest 0.6mm and 210-230C for the best experience.

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4.7 Based on 36 Reviews
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James P.
United States
Seems to print within specs

Seems to print within specs much stiffer than straight PLA

Brian W.
United States
Love this material!

Great product and excellent print quality.

Jonah B.
United States
just good stuff

all I can say is this is "just good stuff" I went from using cheap filament to this and I will never go back. Enjoy your pasta!

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devin v.
United States
CF PLA is the stiffest around!

Great filament, easy to print and very stiff! Heat treating makes it even stiffer, although maybe too brittle for some. Sweet spot seems to be around 230C for extrusion temperature, great mix of attributes and one of the cheaper carbon fiber filaments out there.

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Nate D.
United States
Composite Love

This stuff is amazing and has a great matte finish that somehow makes the parts feel higher-end. Thanks protopasta!!!