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Matte Fiber HTPLA - White

16 reviews HTMF170-WHT

Regular price $5.00 USD

Designer Finish + Engineering Performance for Every Printer!

Made with plant fibers, but reminiscent of Ceramic, Marble, or Limestone, White Matte Fiber HTPLA brings superb finish to 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.

 

Customer Reviews
4.9 Based on 16 Reviews
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MH
05/05/2020
Mike H.
United States United States
HONK

I printed a certain goose with this filament. Once I had it dialed in, it printed very reliably and the finish was unbeatable. The complete lack of shine, layer line hiding, and detail made the goose looks just a cartoon CG goose with extremely little clean-up or post-work. It's very satisfying.

JW
03/18/2019
John W.
United States
Pure as the driven snow

It’s not cold like snow. Or wet like snow. Or sparkling like snow. Or very much like snow, other than that Matte white is great! It prints very well. I just bump up the heat a bit and increase flow and it prints nicely.

John W. verified customer review of Matte Fiber HTPLA - White
A ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Customer
ES
09/05/2018
Evan S.
United States
Good quality product, fast service, actually beat amazon shipping!

Haven't had a chance to use the item yet in my 3d printer but the spool looks good, no artifacts or extrusions on the spool.

A ProtoPlant, makers of Proto-pasta Customer
NL
07/29/2018
Nicolas L.
United States
Awesome surface finish, oozier than traditional HTPLA

Product arrived well, no issues of bad color or drastic inconsistencies on filament thickness. Had the best experience printing it at a hot 235C on a e3d v6 with a Bowden setup, which consistent with the product description oozed a bit more than typical PLA. Some retraction tuning helped minimize this for me. The filament itself is beautiful, feels slightly less dense than normal PLA, but the matte surface finish hides the layer registration on walls really well. The material is very easy to cut/sand from the texture too. I'd definitely consider this for cosplay applications like the wooden stock on a pistol prop.

PJ
05/03/2018
Paul J.
United States
Good product

No issues and received the product well ahead of my expectations.


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