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Iridescent Ice Clear Translucent HTPLA

24 reviews HTP21705-ICE

Regular price $34.99 USD

HTPLA out performs PLA, ABS, and Polyesters like PET!

Proto-pasta's HTPLA v2.0 is better than the original kickstarted version. This new formulation is higher performing and lower cost. HTPLA prints similar to standard PLA but is "Hella Tough" and can be "Heat Treated" for "Higher Temperature" resistance. This durable PLA has a theoretical Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of more than 140C (285F) after heat treating though in our experience 120C or more was practically attained.  This means HTPLA parts maintain strength and form to much higher temperatures than PLA, ABS, or Polyesters like PET which loose structure as soon as 55C and by 100C.
How do you "Heat Treat" for maximum performance? Bake your parts into a oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque. Yes, there is an obvious visual change indicating the improved performance! We had good luck in a lab oven at 110C (230F) for an hour or less. We recommend leaving the supports on your parts, placing them on a non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite), and letting them cool in the oven to minimize distortion. Parts can be baked at a lower temperature (though must be above 60C for any change to occur) for a longer time with less risk of unwanted deformation.
  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter
  • Colors include Iridescent Ice & Silver Smoke
  • 500g 8" diameter spool only

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required.  Some shrinkage and distortion may occur in the annealing process, so larger or dimension critical parts may need to be scaled larger to compensate or printed in our more stable, lower shrink Carbon Fiber version.

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4.8 Based on 24 Reviews
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A ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Customer
FT
03/23/2020
Francesco T.
Italy Italy
Veloci ed affidabili

Ottimo prodotto, si stampa bene e con la ricottura è ben resistente alle alte temperature.

NO
03/20/2020
Nicolas O.
United States United States
Great Filament

great filament very nice

WR
02/24/2020
William R.
United States United States
Iridescent Ice Clear Translucent HTPLA

Fast delivery. MakerGear M2. As expected printed fine using my regular PLA settings. Very translucent with minute sparkles. Looks better with larger infill % otherwise interior printing structures apparent.

HC
05/16/2019
Henry C.
United States
Good quality

Interesting and creative filaments. Good technical help.

S
04/27/2019
Steve
highly recommended for big vase prints with 1mm nozzle

Tried this filament on my Ender 3 with the usual nozzle and settings (0.4mm nozzle, 0.15 layer height, whatever the normal default speed etc settings are) and did some pretty standard test prints and it was all well and good. But where I've found this filament really shines is using it for vases and similar sculptural prints using vase mode (aka "Spiralize Outer Contour" in Cura) with a huge nozzle. Big nozzle + taller layers + slow print speed = translucent prints that are about as clear and consistent as I could reasonably hope for. After messing around with my Cura settings and 1mm nozzle I've been getting near-flawless, beautiful vase prints with 0.7mm layer height, print speed 10mm/s, 205°C. This filament is kind of expensive, and using bigger layers means more filament used per print, but for someone who is doing artistic/sculptural prints I think this stuff is absolutely worth it. I'll definitely be ordering more.


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