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Proto-Pasta Glitter Gold Flake HTPLA 3d Printing filament Canada

Proto-pasta

Glitter Flake HTPLA - Gold Dust - 1.75mm
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SKU: 8A4 PRPHTPLA1GDST
$39.95

Do you love the glitter pop of Stardust? Meet Gold Dust!

With big fleck for maximum texture, Gold Dust Glitter Flake HTPLA has a translucent base with no color added, just big gold flecks.  Print thin and let other colors show through or print thick layers and watch layer lines disappear!
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!  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!  We recommend 0.2 mm layers for the best result.
Proto-Pasta Glitter Gold Flake HTPLA 3D Printing filament Canada
Like our other HTPLAs, Glitter Flake 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, HTPLA's Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) can be practically elevated to 120C (250F) or more depending on post-processing. Heat treated parts retain more stiffness to higher temperatures!
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).

No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

STORAGE: One large resealable bag with slider + an extra desiccant pack are included with every spool. The bag and extra desiccant are a great way to safely store your filament spool when not in use. It keeps your filament bone dry & free from any dust or dirt particles, so it's always ready for your next print.

 3d filament net weight NET WEIGHT: 0.5 KG (1.1 LB)

3d printing temperature guideline Printing
Temperature:

Notes:

190°C - 230°C
  • No special hardware or nozzles are required
  • Prints like PLA on non-heated beds.
  • In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters ranging from 190-230C nozzle with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required but up to 70C okay.  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).

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