Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA

Metallic Purple PLA Filament

$5.00 USD
HTPM1705-GEP

Designed in collaboration with local artist, Rose "Maz" Moore of the creative duo "Maz and Attero" (etsy.com/shop/mazandattero or mazandattero.xyz) and named by the community, Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA has presence and prestige! Purple is the color of royalty after all. So park your star destroyer and roll out the red carpet because this rich, dark purple is complimented with some big, silver fleck for just the right metallic pop!!!

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Technical data sheets available for download here

Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets available for download here.

Shipping

We provide a number of domestic shipping options within the United States via UPS, including free shipping on orders of $50 or more. We also provide international shipping via DHL Express.

Returns

At ProtoPlant's discretion, returns and replacements will be accepted within 90 days of purchase.  Please check the material label before opening your product.  Only sealed product can be returned. Shipping of items for exchange or refund is paid by the customer. More information about returns and replacements can be found in our terms and conditions



A purple to rule the galaxy from the Kings of Filament! 

Print with the ease of standard PLA with standard hardware and temperatures, but make fun, mesmerizing prints that stand out.  Celebrate good times by printing toys, treasures, and keepsakes.  If you want to make a print more fun, just add some metallic pop!  Our metallic finish contains no actual metal and has little risk of clogging or wearing your nozzle, and it won't make a glitter mess, but beware the printing is sure to be addictive!  Metallic particles are relatively small but have some orientation effects, giving top/bottom surfaces more shine than sidewall, so have some fun playing with orientation to see how the result changes!  We recommend 0.2 mm layers for the best result.

Like our other HTPLAs, Metallic HTPLA can be "Heat Treated"  to increase crystallinity for "Higher Temperature" resistance compared to amorphous PLA, ABS, and co-polyesters like PETG!  Glitter Flake HTPLA prints translucence, but turns opaque when heat treated (or crystallized).  With a more crystalline structure, heat treated HTPLA parts can hold form to near melting, though temperatures where the material is practically useful vary greatly depending on geometry and load conditions!

For this improved performance, your prints should be baked in an oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss.  This visual change indicating the improved performance! We've  seen the change take place in 5-10 minutes on thin walled parts but can take an hour or more.  We've had good luck in a quality, at home convection oven at 110C (225F).  Parts will get very "floppy" before becoming more firm, so please leave supports on your parts or support them and bake them on a flat, non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite).

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameter on a 500g diameter recyclable cardboard spool
  • Usable on most PLA-compatible printers, such as Lulzbot, Makerbot, FlashForge, Dremel, Ultimaker, Printrbot, and more!

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters ranging from 195-225C nozzle with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required but up to 60C is okay.  Beware, if the bed temperature is too high, your part base could actually heat treat while printing, increasing warping and decreasing adhesion.  Some shrinkage will occur in the heat treating process, so dimension critical parts may need to be scaled appropriately (as much as 2.5% in our experience).


Customer Reviews
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EM
01/19/2024
Edward M.
United States
I recommend this product

Great color!

printed a dragon egg with it and it came out great!

AW
01/20/2023
Ann W.
United States United States

Nice deep Purple

Love this purple- gives a cute twist to any print. Used for Gnome body Candy Apple Red for hat and Unicorn Tears for Beard

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA Review
03/06/2023

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant

I didn't gnome this little guy existed! Adorable!!!

A Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant Customer
SF
09/21/2022
Sean F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Thank you for the 1kg option!

I greatly appreciate the new 1kg option (at least for this filament). Please bring it to others!

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA Review
10/20/2022

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant

Working on 1kg options! So glad you found it useful!!!

J
07/29/2022
Jon
United States United States
I recommend this product

Gandalf and Hellboy

Awesome. Printed perfectly, no stringing. Almost invisible lines. Hellboy is Blood of my enemies. Beautiful Stuff.

KM
03/18/2022
Ky M.
United States United States

Effortless printing

Used defaults from PrusaSlicer on my MK3S+MMU2S. Very pretty color!

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant Galactic Empire Metallic Purple HTPLA Review

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