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For the Lulz Metallic Green HTPLA

7 reviews HTPM2805-FTL

Regular price $29.99 USD

Why did we make this unique green color?  We did it for the lulz...

Another shout out to Thomas Sanladerer (toms3d.org) for the challenge to make an ugly color during his visit.  We ended up with some greens that weren't terrible and found it's very difficult to make an ugly color.  To be honest, Lulzbot's company green is not my favorite color, but it was a fun challenge to recreate this color.  I was inspired by the recent Mini 2 release shortly after ERRF.  Realizing I'd missed seeing Lulzbot at ERRF, I followed my inspiration to make For the Lulz Metallic Green HTPLA.  Who knew adding sparkles would totally change my impression of this color?  In the light it shifts from lemon to lime covering all the versions I've seen of this color.  I find it shockingly beautiful and I hope you do to!  Enjoy!!!
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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AC
03/06/2020
Alexis C.
United States United States
Interesting shade of green

Starts out yellow when i first comes out of the extruder but then turns green. Interesting neon green

RD
05/02/2019
Ryan D.
United States
Need all of it...every color :)

Purchased many different colors from Proto Pasta. All have printed amazing...the colors, textures and quality are top notch. Ordering more soon!

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QW
11/06/2018
QUINTIN W.
United States
It just works!

I recently got both the metallic green and purple filaments for a project at work. Protopasta PLA based materials always print so nicely on my Ultimaker 2 and 3. The best and worst part is still the cardboard roll as its flimsy but still helps by using renewable materials. So its a horse a piece there. The filament is always wrapped nicely, I havent had a tangle yet with this company. I will definitely be buying more from them and you should too!

CB
10/17/2018
Colin B.
United States
One of my favorites

Ok so... this color is very bright green. I’ve been doing multi color models with this and the metallic black and it reminds me of Jedi fighting in outer space. Absolutely in love with the Lulz green and any of the metallic filaments by Proto-Pasta. I’ve been printing my first layer at 240C and other layers at 226C on my Prusa MK3 and the results are amazing. Depending on the model I might get some strings but they clean up easily with a heat gun. Nothing beats metallic HTPLA!

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DP
09/10/2018
Darrell P.
United States
Really good Filament!

Printed like hot butter on toasted bread! mmmm dang it now I want buttered toast :) All kidding aside great quality all the way through the first roll, don’t expect the next roll to be any different. Looking forward to my next purchase for sure!

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