HTPLA combines the ease of PLA 3D printing with the ability to heat-treat your parts post-printing to increase their stiffness at higher temperatures. This makes the PLA a more universal use filament, and this specific blend also features a matte finish. The natural matte finish of this filament also makes it perfect for post-processing procedures like painting or gluing multiple parts together.
Matte Fiber HTPLA from Proto-Pasta is manufactured with plant fibers, making it more responsive to glues and paints for a multitute of post-processing options. Based on HTPLA, parts made with this filament can be heat treated after printing to make them stiffer and withstand higher temperatures. The best part - Matte Fiber HTPLA is non-abrasive, so no special nozzle is required to take advantage of this cool filament.
HTPLA combats the regular shortfalls of PLA by utilizing heat treating after printing. After a part is completed, it can be heated back to the glass transition point and very slowly cooled back to room temperature. This improves inter-layer adhesion and makes the part more heat resistant. This heat-treating process works with any PLA, but HTPLA is specifically manufactured to receive this treatment. Additionally, this fiber-based HTPLA has improved dimensional stability throughout the annealing process due to the plant fibers built into the filament.
The naturally matte finish of this filament produces awesome prints!
Many composite materials require a hardened nozzle, but not this filament! This material prints perfectly with a standard brass nozzle without any additional wear compared to standard filaments. This material is perfect for those who want to expand their filament library without having to make hardware changes on their printer, as it offers expanded possibilities without any drawbacks or complications.
At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice, and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new Matte Fiber HTPLA? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.
In short, buying a 3D printer from MatterHackers is a holistic experience. We are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of the PLA, ABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.