Proto-Pasta Carbon Fiber Medium Gray HTPLA filament is not your typical PLA filament. HTPLA (High-Temperature PLA) offers characteristics of printing with PLA but can be heat treated resulting in strong, durable 3D prints. When you add Carbon Fiber into the mix you get increased rigidity great for 3D printing structural supports. With the ease of use in 3D printing and high-performance 3D print results, anyone can go from beginner to expert with the Proto-Pasta Carbon Fiber HTPLA 3D filament.
Proto-Pasta High-Temperature Carbon Fiber PLA (HTPLA-CF) combines its original Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA with its high-performance High-Temperature PLA. The result is a high strength, easily printable filament that can be heat-treated for higher temperature performance and increased heat deflection!
Due to the carbon fiber that is in the filament, it contains increased rigidity, therefore it has increased structural support built right in. This filament is perfect for printing items that do not bend, such as frames, supports, propellers, and tools - drone builders and RC Hobbyists love this stuff, and it is made in the USA!
The carbon fiber in the filament is specifically designed to be small enough to fit through the nozzles, but long enough to provide the extra rigidity that makes this reinforced PLA so special.
Printing with HTPLA-CF is very similar to printing in standard PLA - it does not require a heated bed. The carbon fiber can make the PLA a little more abrasive when extruding, meaning that prolonged use can increase wear on your 3D printer - especially on lower-end nozzles.
Print Temperature: 190C-210C
HTPLA-CF can be heat treated to give your parts a potential Heat Deflection Temperature in excess of 140 C depending on processing. Proto-Pasta recommends heat treating in an oven at 110 C (225 F) for an hour. If the part was printed with supports, they should be left on during the heat treatment, and removed after cooling to prevent distortion.
Please note, all Clearance Item purchases are final and are not covered by the MatterHackers Return Policy - this excludes Refurbished 3D printers and machines which have at least a 6-month warranty.
Reason for Clearance: 2.85mm is being discontinued.