Matte Fiber HTPLA - Black

Matte Black PLA Filament

$5.00 USD

The look of Carbon Fiber without Carbon Fiber. Instead, Black Matte Fiber HTPLA uses plant fibers for a similar texture and sheen. Great for both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!

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Returns

At ProtoPlant's discretion, returns and replacements will be accepted within 90 days of purchase.  Please check the material label before opening your product.  Only sealed product can be returned. Shipping of items for exchange or refund is paid by the customer. More information about returns and replacements can be found in our terms and conditions

Designer Finish + Engineering Performance for Every Printer!

A bright alternative to Carbon or Glass Fibers, Red Matte Fiber HTPLA uses plant fibers great looks in both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!

Finish

Printed parts have a low luster, textured surface which creates a highly desirable contrast between light and shadow. Texture, color, and sheen can be somewhat manipulated by printer settings as well as post-processing. Printed parts can also be smoothed or weathered with paint for alternate aesthetics. The plant-based fibers lend well to adhesion of paint and other aesthetic coatings.

Performance

Based on Proto-pasta HTPLA, this Matte Fiber version can be heat treated to retain more stiffness to higher temperatures. Dimensional stability is improved compared to HTPLA without fibers. The plant-based fibers improve adhesion of glues and coatings. Performance is similar to Carbon Fiber HTPLA but processing of Matte Fiber does NOT require a wear resistant nozzle.

Compatibility

No special hardware or nozzles are required for this plant-based composite. This material is not overly brittle, but is stiff and will break under excessive load. It prints like PLA on non-heated beds. Suggested print temperature is 190-230C, but we had good luck with a slow 1st layer at 230C on cold blue tape and 210C thereafter for a balance of strength and aesthetic.

This material does absorb moisture and dry filament is recommend for best results. When saturated with moisture, this material oozes more readily. Lowering flow and/or temperatures can minimize oozing and improve detail, though higher temperatures are recommended for best mechanical properties. With higher temperatures, ooze artifacts can be removed post build.

Finishing

This material can be shaved/carved with a sharp blade for a smooth finish. Experiment with weathering or other painting techniques for a unique look. Also, expect improved bonding strength with glue compared to plastic without fiber.

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DB
12/22/2019
David B.
United States United States
Matt’s finish is nice no retraction needed

The Matt’s finish is what I’ve been looking for, and the texture of finish is nice. The heat resistance is much higher then most pla’s

ST
12/04/2019
Satoshi T.
Japan Japan
Great print quality!

Required some amount of effort to get things tuned, but great print quality after that!

ST
04/17/2019
Samantha T.
United States
Quick service, excellent prints!

I had a great experience! I sadly ran out very quickly with just a couple small prints, but all in all, I got what I paid for and look forward to saving up for a full spool in the future.

KP
03/18/2019
Krists P.
Latvia
Matte Fiber HTPLA - Black

Great fillament. Prints really well and has a nice surface finish.

JK
10/08/2018
JACKIE K.
United States
Amazing filament!

Once you lock in your ideal temperature, the matte black is just awesome! We find it is a lot like carbon fiber but less brittle.

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