Proto-Pasta HTPLA 1.75mm Carbon Fiber - 500g View larger

Proto-Pasta HTPLA 1.75mm Carbon Fiber - 500g


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High Performance, Easy Printing...It's World's Best CF!
Proto-pasta's High Performance Carbon Fiber HTPLA-CF combines engineering-grade performance with the ease and environmental-friendliness of PLA printing.  Since kickstarting the World's First 3D Printable Carbon Fiber PLA and our original HTPLA, we've wanted to combine the two for a "super-material". Why is this material "the best"? Compared to ABS, PET, and similar Polyester materials, HTPLA-CF has:
  • Easier and more reliable printing
    • No heated bed required
    • Lower processing temperatures, like standard PLA
    • Less warping and distortion when processing
  • More temperature resistance* for maintaining properties to higher temperatures
    • Most ABS, PET, and Polyesters get soft at 80oC +/- 10oC
    • HTPLA-CF maintains properties up to 120oC or more (*when heat treated)
  • Higher strength and better strength-to-weight ratio for stronger parts with less material 
  • Improved surface hardness for less wear in abrasive environments
  • Less shrinkage and distortion for more accurate parts
  • Higher stiffness so parts hold their shape
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Compared to the Original Carbon Fiber PLA, HTPLA-CF has:
  • Improved toughness for less breaking when handling and easier processing
  • Higher HDT when heat treated for maintaining properties to higher temperatures.
Compared to HTPLA, HTPLA-CF has:
  • Improved surface hardness for less wear in abrasive environments
  • Less shrinkage and distortion for more accurate parts
HTPLA-CF, like Aromatic Coffee, is based on our High Perfomance HTPLA v2.0, so it prints easily and can be heat treated for higher temperature performance with a potential Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) in excess of 140oC (285F) depending on processing. We had good results when heat treating in an oven at 110oC (225F) for an hour. 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 must be baked above 60oC for any crystallization to occur.
  • Available in 1.75mm & 3.00mm diameter
  • 500g 8" diameter spool
Carbon Fiber is somewhat abrasive, so consider upgrading to a Brass Plated Wear Resistant Nozzle for less regular maintenance.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters and standard build surface preparation (masking tape, blue painters tape or glue stick). No heated bed required.

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