Matte Fiber HTPLA - White

Matte White PLA Filament

$5.00 USD $6.00 USD

HTMF170-WHT

Made with plant fibers, but reminiscent of Ceramic or Limestone, White Matte Fiber HTPLA brings superb finish to both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!


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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



Designer Finish + Engineering Performance for Every Printer!

A bright alternative to Carbon or Glass Fibers, White Matte Fiber HTPLA uses plant fibers great looks in both artistic and technical parts with no special hardware required!

Finish

Printed parts have a low luster, textured surface which creates a highly desirable contrast between light and shadow. Texture, color, and sheen can be somewhat manipulated by printer settings as well as post-processing. Printed parts can also be smoothed or weathered with paint for alternate aesthetics. The plant-based fibers lend well to adhesion of paint and other aesthetic coatings.

Performance

Based on Proto-pasta HTPLA, this Matte Fiber version can be heat treated to retain more stiffness to higher temperatures. Dimensional stability is improved compared to HTPLA without fibers. The plant-based fibers improve adhesion of glues and coatings. Performance is similar to Carbon Fiber HTPLA but processing of Matte Fiber does NOT require a wear resistant nozzle.

Compatibility

No special hardware or nozzles are required for this plant-based composite. This material is not overly brittle, but is stiff and will break under excessive load. It prints like PLA on non-heated beds. Suggested print temperature is 190-230C, but we had good luck with a slow 1st layer at 230C on cold blue tape and 210C thereafter for a balance of strength and aesthetic.

This material does absorb moisture and dry filament is recommend for best results. When saturated with moisture, this material oozes more readily. Lowering flow and/or temperatures can minimize oozing and improve detail, though higher temperatures are recommended for best mechanical properties. With higher temperatures, ooze artifacts can be removed post build.

Finishing

This material can be shaved/carved with a sharp blade for a smooth finish. Experiment with weathering or other painting techniques for a unique look. Also, expect improved bonding strength with glue compared to plastic without fiber.


Customer Reviews
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11/02/2023
Greg
United States United States
I recommend this product

Another Beautiful filament!

This filament printed nicely for me and is quite impressive. I made a few Project Lamps and this turned out unbelievably well.

12/28/2023

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant

Super!

DT
12/02/2022
Dustin T.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Awesome!

This stuff prints so beautifully. Even at high speeds on a Bambu Lab X1C. Amazing stuff.

12/20/2022

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant

Yay! Maybe especially at high speeds because when folks have trouble it's from heat soak related to too low of a print rate. Next time, feel free to share what you printed. We'd love to see it! Thank you for your feedback and take care, Alex

JK
08/22/2021
Jonathan K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

great product just one issue

great product all my prints turned out 110% and better than expected. love it one problem the filament came twisted and pulled down the stand/heater during print. it turned into a large tangled mess that took me roughly an hour to sort through. other than that its great i purchased the black and grey as well and had absolutely no issues with either one. side note the black was the 3kg version so it was huge haha

JB
11/20/2020
John B.
United States United States

Matte Fiber White for Lithophanes

This filament is working really well for my lithophanes. The matte fiber hides imperfections like horizontal lines much better than a regular white pla.

MA
08/16/2020
Maria A.
United States United States

The best

It arrived fast and the best quality

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