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Matte Fiber HTPLA - Green

17 reviews HTMF170-GRN

Regular price $5.00 USD

Designer Finish + Engineering Performance for Every Printer!

A rich green reminiscent of turf.  Green Matte Fiber HTPLA uses plant fibers to create texture and sheen reminiscent of your favorite gaming table.  Great for architectural prints 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.

 

Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 17 Reviews
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09/05/2018
Chris C.
United States
Ya me likey and my CR-10 mini likey too

Printed at 195 on stock CR-10 mini and it turned out fantastic. The finished print looks so smooth and the matte green is a really nice color. I can't justify the price for every day printing although I wish I could but now that I got it printing really well I don't expect to have any bad prints and waste the filament so that helps offset the cost I guess. I will be buying different colors when I have some spare coin laying around to justify the price but until then it's more of a novelty filament for me. Basically it's expensive for half the amount of filament VS other brands but worth it since there is nothing out there like it. Make sure to add some "imperfect pasta" to your order. For $3.00 a package you get to try some new kinds of filament colors you won't find anywhere else

Chris C. verified customer review of Matte Fiber HTPLA - Green
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06/24/2018
Gene D.
United States
Green is GREAT!

I love the matte green color. The filament texture is wonderful. Because its matte, it's not slick and shiny but adds depth to the print. Printed right out of the box using the provided settings on my MK3. I originally purchased 4 samples. Looking forward to the full rolls and larger prints!

AS
05/01/2018
Adam S.
United States
Matte Green

Looks great, no problems!

AS
04/26/2018
Adam S.
United States
Matte Fiber 4EVAH!

O man, this stuff is great. Rarely clogs, consistent diameter and looks excellent when printed.

RB
04/19/2018
Richard B.
United States United States
Green matte on robo R1

Runs great. Did have a print fail, but I'm going to blame it on the printer. I was tuning a new r1 and about 70% up the model I had a weak layer. Really don't think it was the plastic, because once tweaked and machine looked over, the 2nd print was flawless.


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