The Protopasta Experience - Group Workshop

Filament-Making Workshop

$200.00 USD

Join us for one of our workshops for 2020 on Mar 21, Jun 13 or Sep 12!

Are you a massive Protopasta fan?  Do you want to see how filament is made first hand? How about designing your own filament?  Sound too good to be true?  Well, it's not!  Join us for the Protopasta Experience!!!

The Protopasta Experience is a one-of-a-kind day at Protoplant where you'll hang out with the Protopasta team, get a tour, and participate in a filament-making workshop. Witness the science, art, and wizardry of filament first hand. Yes, you'll get to design your own filament and give filament-making a go!


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Safety Data Sheets

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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.


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

Make your own custom, one-of-a-kind 3D printer filament!

Are you interested? All you have to do is complete your purchase here. Flying in? PDX Airport is a short drive away. Also, Heathman Lodge ( is one of many wonderful, local lodging options.

We're limiting the group size and compressing the schedule a bit to allow for more socializing with the Proto-pasta team and attendees after filament-making.

Here's a tentative schedule:

9:00 - Arrive at Protoplant in Vancouver, WA - coffee and tea provided plus donuts from local favorite Donut Nook

9:00 -  9:30 - Introduction and tour of Protoplant

9:30 -  11:30 - Design and make a PLA filament - choose a base and color of choice - everyone gets a spool of their filament to take home! 

11:30 -  12:00 - Break for lunch - with great local pizza from Pied Piper

12:00 -  14:00 - Duplicate, redesign, or design and make a new PLA filament - your choice - another spool for you!

14:00 -  14:30 - Wrap up. Shop for Pasta.

14:30 -  16:30 - Afternoon social - talk shop & reflect on the day with the Proto-pasta team & other attendees without the distraction of making filament.

More about what you can expect of us (don't worry, we'll guide you onsite):

  • A tour with an exclusive inside look at Proto-pasta
  • One-of-a-kind filament-making experience
  • 2 spools of custom, designed-by-you Proto-pasta PLA filament included
  • See our inventory and shop direct
  • We'll help keep you fed, safe, and having fun!

What we expect of you (this is a manufacturing facility):

  • Stay within designated areas
  • Complete our standard NDA and safety waiver
  • Wear provided PPE and follow safe practices
  • Be respectful of the space and follow directions
  • Be at least 16 years old (physically, kids at heart welcome)
  • Workshop is PLA only with no outside materials/mix-ins

There will be plenty of opportunities for photos and fun. We want you to share the experience! Don't forget to tag us!!!

*BONUS* We'll record your recipe so we can reproduce it in the future. Whether it becomes a standard product or we grow to custom produce on demand, this workshop will help us create personalized products closer to your interests. How cool is that?

So join us and make this next workshop a success!

Peace, love, and pasta,

Alex and the Proto-pasta team

PS. Curious what the workshop is like? Check out the Recap video from our second workshop.

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Megan G.
United States United States

Anticipating Awesomeness

We haven't actually gotten to go yet (thanks Covid-19) but we are looking forward to our experience in June (fingers crossed). The customer service experience we've had so far with the Pasta Peeps has me so pumped for the actual event. My boyfriend is into 3D printing and is teaching me so I wanted to thank him with the full Pasta Experience. When I bought it, there was only one spot left. The Proto Pasta team were great and said I could still go, we'd just be limited to two spools of custom filament due to time and capacity constraints. This is awesome because we'll be able to do this together and have this great memory and two cool rolls of filament to share. Proto Pasta and their team rocks!

Bill T.
United States United States

Group Workshop

I haven't had the experience yet as it is in September. I am pretty stoked about attending though and then I will be happy to write a review of substance.

Andre F.
United States United States

A very fun and interesting day!

Thanks so much to the proto-pasta staff for opening your home to me and teaching me about filament making! Definitely worth the trip and I hope to return someday for round two.

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant The Proto-pasta Experience - Group Workshop Review

Protopasta, Filament by Protoplant

Those are some great colors and prints. Obviously you wouldn't be the first to come for a second or third trip. We'd love to have you back!

United States United States

Tons of fun

Worth every penny. Super fun to make your own filament, meet other makers, and take a fun tour of the warehouse!

Jeremy W.

Awesome experience, great people!

I will try to list all of the great things that happened at this workshop (June 2019). 1) Laid back, fun and relaxing pace. 2) Friendly employees at Proto-Pasta. The best! 3) Got to meet and socialize with like-minded 3D printer enthusiasts. Coming from a smaller town, I rarely run into anyone that wants to talk about 3D printers. It was great to meet people from around the country and share projects with them. We even swapped filament samples with each other at the end, increasing the variety of cool prints when I returned home. 4) ...and of course you make rolls of your own custom filament using industry leading gear! Where else can you do this?!? 5) Get a peek behind the scenes and learn how its all made! 6) Great food and snacks. IF YOU GET A CHANCE, DO THIS!

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