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Cupid's Crush Metallic Pink HTPLA

20 reviews HTPM1705-PNK

Regular price $29.99 USD

The most sparkly pink you've ever seen! Happy Valentine's!!!

Remember your first crush?  Remember how he or she could do no wrong and everything about them sparkled?  Look out because you're about to be struck by our most sparkly filament yet!  Perfect for gifts and sharing, spread the love with Cupid's Crush Metallic Pink HTPLA this Valentine's and all year long!
Created from our highest quality HTPLA, this is Proto-pasta's pink!  The one pink to rule all pinks!!!  Sorry to ruin you to printing with anything else ;-)
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!
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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4.8 Based on 20 Reviews
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Adam W.
United States United States
Cupid's crush

The color and glitteryness of this filament is amazing. What's even more amazing though, is that it is the only filament I have ever bought (this is my first purchase from Protopasta) that actually had the tolerance advertised and my average diameter measured came out to 1.75mm. it made my prints come out great without even really trying.

Alexis C.
United States United States
I love this color

I really like creating things with ProtoPlant colors. They are so different and unique. So far I have made nameplates and with be making picture frames for upcoming event.

Brian R.
United States United States
Those weird female creatures love it.

...Printed a tablet stand out of silver material for the wife, she loved it. Printed one out of CCMP HTPLA as a test prior to running a production order -- wife ditched the silver tablet stand and ran off with this one instead. Material prints very well, no issues.

Mindy M.
United States United States

This is hands down, THE best filament we have ever printed with! Color is gorgeous BUT the performance is amazing! LOVE IT!

J C.
United States
Cupid's Crush Metallic Pink HTPLA

It's one of the best of best PLA so far. Color is beautiful,printing is amazing looking...don't have post process too much ....just superb

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