Carbon Fibre PLA 2.85mm 500gms

Carbon Fibre PLA 2.85mm 500gms

£20.70 £17.25 ex. VAT

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£20.70 £17.25 ex. VAT

A material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, mixed with high quality PLA resins, give you a tough, strong, heat resistant filament.

Availability: In stock SKU: 640970861913


We Started a Trend with the Original Easy Printing Exotic!

The original is still the best! World’s First Carbon Fiber PLA was kickstarted by ProtoPlant 3 years ago. Others try, but can’t match the quality and ease of printing experience afforded by this product. Available at a cost low enough for everyday printing, try a mammoth 3kg spool for large format printing! 1.75mm diameter 3kg spools contain more than 1 km of filament!  How cool is that?!?!

Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA is based on our easy printing, high quality PLA. Made from the highest quality, dry ingredients and extruded with care in our Washington facility on our own purpose-built extrusion systems. CFPLA prints are demonstrably more rigid with easy processing (often using standard PLA settings) and support removal.  Excellent layer adhesion and minimal warpage even without a heated bed make this a great everyday exotic for accurate parts. Layer lines disappear with the beautiful matte black finish.  Also has a slight sheen due to the embedded carbon making it very photogenic!

**This filament is slightly more abrasive than standard PLA. Be prepared to replace your nozzle and do 1st layer adjustment after prolonged use or upgrade to a wear resistant nozzle for less maintenance.

  • Available in 1.75 & 2.85 (3) mm diameters.
  • 500g is on a 8″ diameter spool & 3kg is on a 12″ diameter spool.
  • Usable on most PLA-compatible printers, such as Lulzbot, Makerbot, FlashForge, Dremel, Ultimaker, Printrbot, and more!

In filament form, CFPLA is slightly more brittle than standard PLA, and requires extra care when handling. 

Processing is comparable to standard PLA. No heated bed required. Process may be less consistent on smaller nozzles and/or bowden type machines, 

We frequently print using direct-drive systems with 0.4mm nozzles and print as high as 240C, though suggest 0.6mm and 210-230C for the best experience.

Customer Reviews

Rosalee M. on Feb 21, 2017

This Stuff is Amazing! King of Bridging!

First off, use PTFE lube with this stuff and you’ll never want to print with anything else again, EVER! We actually embed a few layers here and there in our prints and it makes a huge difference on the print holding it’s shape and even strength. We think this material is the King of bridging and perfect first layers.

Cesar A. on Feb 15, 2017

Conductive filament

Work as expected

Christopher S. on Feb 06, 2017

Awesome filament!

Once I got the settings dialed in, it worked flawlessly!!

teddy c. on Jan 19, 2017

Go-to filament

I honestly wish every print I do required me to use this filament. Without any adjustments, just using basic settings, no layer lines. It just works. 

Michael H. on Jan 17, 2017

Stiff Stuff!

Using the ProtoPasta Carbon fiber filled PLA is a dream now. I recently replaced the feeder on my Printrbot Simple Metal with their new version. It feeds well now and I quickly went through the whole spool tat I had from when the fiber was first introduced. Getting the new spool put me right back in business. Currently making parts for a delta printer. and they are coming out stiff and strong. Very happy with the product.


luz m. on Dec 28, 2016

Excelente compra

Trato rápido y profesional

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Chris Brown on Sep 16, 2016

Carbon Fiber

I have had a great time printing with the cf as I gone through a couple spools now without any problems with tolerance or print-ability. One thing I would say is that the filament is very abrasive and will eat through your nozzle quicker than normal, which PP does warn about. I have done all my printing with this filament on either a MakerSelect Mini or Robo3d and haven’t had any problems printing. 

If I could I would post some photos of some of the models I have printed in the cf. 

Highly recommend!

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Dylan Smith on Aug 25, 2016

Printing a Prototype Now

I am using this to print a prototype wind turbine. Hands down the carbon fiber looks stunning.

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Zach Lichaa on Aug 24, 2016

The best carbon fiber on market

Looks beautiful!

andre skortzaru on Aug 23, 2016

Proto-Pasta in Brazil

We have been using all materials and got excelent results with Carbon Fiberm Carbon Fiber HTPLA, Magnetic, Steel, Graphite, HTPLA Coffe… 
For many aplications that demands high temperature, strenght, metal apearence, conductivity… 
We are very satisfied with the exotic and unique filaments. 
3D Criar – Specialists in 3D Printing 

Also tested on our amazing new surface material PrintBite.


Check out Proto-pasta’s blog here and some handy how-to guides here



PLA is easy to print, at low cost. Non-toxic and Eco friendly. A perfect starting point for people new to 3D printing.

PLA is created from all-natural renewable resources, and under the correct conditions, is fully biodegradable. This material is typically used for prototypes or decorative prints; Due to the low temperatures and ease of use, features tend to print sharper and more detailed. Its non-toxic nature means that it can be printed for food and medical applications if done so from a sterile and sanitized environment. 
However, PLA prints are prone to snapping and breaking under pressure, and become damaged and discolored from high temperatures and prolonged exposure to sunlight or water. 

Used for: Design prototypes, Plastic Cups, Medical Implants, Food containers.






Very Easy



Recommended Settings

Print Temp

180°C -210°C

Cooling Fan on

Temp may vary on brand

Bed Temp

0°C – 45°C

Temp may vary on brand

Print Surface

No Heated Bed Required
No Enclosure Required

Example Prints

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg
Dimensions200 × 200 × 55 mm
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Proto-Pasta Carbon Fibre PLA

Filament Properties

High Strength


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