Proto-Pasta Carbon Fiber Black HTPLA is an amazing filament that combines their original Carbon Fiber PLA with their high performance High Temp PLA, resulting in the best of both worlds! This carbon fiber filament prints like any other PLA (no heated bed!) and can be heat treated after printing to improve heat deflection and high temperature performance!
Proto-Pasta High Temperature Carbon Fiber PLA (HTPLA-CF) combines their original Carbon Fiber Reinforced PLA with their 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.