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Proto-Pasta High Performance HTPLA – Carbon Fiber


High Performance, Easy Printing

Combines engineering-grade performance with ease and environmental-friendly PLA printing.

Diameter = 1.75 mm

Spool Size = 500 g

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Compared to ABS, PET and similar polyester materials:

  • Easier and more reliable printing:  No heated bed required.  Lower processing temperatures, like standard PLA.  Less warping and distortion when processing.
  • More temperature resistance for maintaining properties to higher temperatures:  Most ABS, PET, and polyesters get soft at 80C +/- 10C.  Maintains properties up to 120C or more (when heat treated).
  • Higher strength and better strength-to-weight ratio for strength with less material.
  • Improved surface hardness for less wear in abrasive environments.
  • Less shrinkage and distortion for more accuracy.  Holds shapes better.
  • Renewable biopolymer with low odor.
  • Black finish.

Compared to the Original Carbon Fiber PLA has:

  • Improved toughness for less breaking when handling and easier processing
  • Higher HDT when heat treated for maintaining properties to higher temperatures.

Compared to HTPLA has:

  • Improved surface hardness for less wear in abrasive environments.
  • Less shrinkage and distortion for more accurate parts.

Prints easily and can be heat-treated for higher temperature performance with a potential Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) in excess of 140C (285F) depending on processing. Good results when heat treating in an oven at 110C (225F) for an hour.  Recommended to leave supports on, placing items on a non-radiating surface (like glass, ceramic, or composite), and letting them cool in the oven to minimize distortion. Components must be baked above 60C for any crystallization to occur.

Good results achieved using standard PLA parameters and standard build surface preparation (blue tape or glue stick).

Carbon Fiber is somewhat abrasive – consider upgrading to a wear-resistant nozzle for less regular maintenance.

Weight 2 lbs


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