Cloverleaf Metallic Green HTPLA

Metallic Green PLA Filament

$4.00 USD

Though subtle, Cloverleaf Metallic Green HTPLA is loaded with a "pot o' gold", shifting the color towards a warmer, more plant-like green.  Not that you would guess the material's natural, bio-based origin from it's aesthetic.  Cloverleaf Green Metallic HTPLA is not short on gloss and has a paint-like finish reminiscent of a vintage sports car. In any case, be confident that no luck is required for a top-quality finish in anything you print using this material!

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No luck required for great print quality with Cloverleaf Green Metallic HTPLA Filament!

We captured the luck of the Irish in this brilliant green PLA filament loaded with gold metallic fleck!

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 metallic green PLA toys, treasures, and keepsakes. If you want to make a print more fun, just add some metallic pop! Our green metallic PLA 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 Pparticles within the metallic PLA 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.

Heat Treating

Like our other HTPLAs, Metallic green HTPLA can be "Heat Treated" to increase crystallinity for "Higher Temperature" resistance compared to amorphous PLA, ABS, and co-polyesters like PETG! Glitter 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 performance, 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 indicates 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).

Printing

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).

  • No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.
  • 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!
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ST
11/30/2018
Sean T.
United States
It is a beautiful color,

It is a beautiful color, and is a new favorite color of green.

CM
08/06/2018
Christopher M.
United States
Love the color

Got a sample of the filament, from my previous order and had to get some more.

RM
07/09/2018
Rosalee M.
United States
Golden Shimmer is PWN For Your RP Parts

The photos of this material just don't do it justice. The golden shimmer of this green material makes any High Elf Ranger look amazing. This material also prints nice and doesn't warp. If it does warp, we haven't seen it yet. Printed at 212c on unheated and heated 35c bed. May you never miss your enemy with this spectacular green.

ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Cloverleaf Metallic Green HTPLA Review
JS
06/10/2018
Jeff S.
United States
Excellent material, looks great.

Had to run the nozzle heat a little higher than normal PLA.

A ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Customer
DH
04/23/2018
David H.
United States
Great filament

Wonderful beautiful filament, prints like a dream...

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