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Gold Dust Translucent HTPLA with Gold Glitter

6 reviews HTGL1705-GDT

Regular price $29.99 USD

Do you love the glitter pop of Stardust? Meet Gold Dust!

With big fleck for maximum texture, Gold Dust Glitter Flake HTPLA has a translucent base with no color added, just big gold flecks.  Print thin and let other colors show through or print thick layers and watch layer lines disappear!
 
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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MS
05/11/2020
Matthew S.
United States United States
Fantastic

Oas always Proto Pasta delivers on premium filament. Great for any project.

AC
04/30/2020
Alexis C.
United States United States
Great filamwnt

Great filament. Made a nice dragon puppet

JP
03/21/2020
Jeremy P.
United States United States
Amazing Filament for Special Needs!

We needed field day metals at work, these were done with a Mosaic Palette but using the Gold Dust as the filament in side the print really makes the metal stand out! Used it unique and different ways, especially for multi material printing which I do a fair amount of, this is an always on hand filament in my stock room!

JP
03/21/2020
Jeremy P.
United States United States
Amazing Filament for Special Needs!

We needed field day metals at work, these were done with a Mosaic Palette but using the Gold Dust as the filament in side the print really makes the metal stand out! Used it unique and different ways, especially for multi material printing which I do a fair amount of, this is an always on hand filament in my stock room!

HT
01/07/2020
Harold T.
United States United States
Wrong product received, but I'll keep it.

Apparently I received a spool of Glitter Flake Stardust HTPLA instead of Gold Dust Translucent HTPLA with Gold Glitter. It's very nice, and I plan to keep it and use it. Quality is quality, whatever color it may be.


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