Stardust Glitter Flake HTPLA 2.85mm 3D printing filament

Stardust Glitter Flake HTPLA 2.85mm 3D printing filament

£26.00 £31.20 inc. VAT

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£26.00 £31.20 inc. VAT

Give your prints a festive POP with sparkly Glitter Flake PLA 3D printing filament by Proto-pasta!

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Description

Wonder what happens in a filament-making workshop? This.

Designed by Proto-pasta Filament-making Workshop attendee Ben Nickles and voted “favorite ” by the attendees, we introduce to you Blue Wonder Glitter Flake HTPLA. On July 21st, Proto-pasta workshop attendees had first access to the new gold and multi-color glitter flake concentrate during the first ever filament-making workshop! Ben seized the day in designing this color and everyone loved it so much that Proto-pasta agreed to release it, to commemorate the experience. Other than being an original creation, you might wonder how this blue different than others? Well, it’s translucent and has big multi-colour flecks, that still wont clog your nozzle!

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! 

We recommend 0.2 mm layers for the best result.

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!

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!  Glittler 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 the 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).
Avoid jams, improve print reliability with Proto-pasta HTPLA on the Prusa MK3.

       

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

PLA

Overview

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.

Strength

Medium

Durability

Low

Printability

Very Easy

Pros

Cons

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
Filament Brand

proto-pasta

Filament Colour

Silver

Filament Diameter

2.85mm

Filament Type

PLA

Filament Weight

500gms

Filament Weight

500gms

1 review for Stardust Glitter Flake HTPLA 2.85mm 3D printing filament

  1. 5 out of 5

    Izzy

    Proto Pasta’s Glitter Flake HTPLA is another great addition to their High Performance range. Glitter flake has the look of a semi-transparent light grey with very small flakes of glitter. A good quality PLA which prints well over its temperature range producing models with a nice sparkle effect where the light catches the flakes, great for decorative models that you want to have that little something extra.


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