3D Printing evolved: Stronger & more durable for beautiful, functional prints with engineering-grade performance!
UNIQUE "HIGH FIVE" METALLIC BLUE COLOR!
Not your everyday PLA, HTPLA v3 offers the ease of PLA printing with such exceptional quality, compatibility, reliability, durability, performance, and finish that you'll want to use it every day! Proto-pasta's Premium HTPLA v3 is our own unique formulation based on extensive in-house testing and our industry-leading experience working withheat treatablePLA. HTPLA v3 prints like standard PLA, but can beheat treatedfor muchhigher temperature stability than standard PLA. HTPLA v3 offers exceptional performance and finish for your functional prototypes and final part production.
Here is why HTPLA v3 is so special:
Leading Performance - We've become HTPLA ninjas over the last 3 years and this formula is da bomb. Seriously, we created and tested many blends (including those from large, respected material manufactures) before selecting this formula for more durability without sacrificing HTPLA's exceptional stiffness, strength, and layer adhesion. Bonus 1: More consistent flow with less tendency towards clogging compared to Everyday PLA. Bonus 2: Less moisture uptake compared to HTPLA v2 allowing higher temperature printing (up to 250C or more) for further improved layer adhesion and part strength! Bonus 3: HTPLA v3 even outperforms HTPLA-CF based on HTPLA v2 by exhibiting as little as 0.5% shrinkage in x/y and negligible change in z during heat treating of 100% infill parts.
Exceptional Quality - Less lost time and material with less failed prints. Poor diameter, wet, and brittle filament can reduce reliability. That's why we implement dynamic diameter feedback, introduce no moisture during extrusion, and improved durability for HTPLA v3.
Competitive Cost - We're next leveling the business with more space, more extruders, and more productivity to reach a new economy of scale. We're sharing that advancement with you by bringing you more product for less.
Less waste - HTPLA, like standard PLA, has a more eco-friendly, bio-renewable origin with less out-gassing and nano-particle emissions than most plastics, but then many companies spool PLA onto petroleum based, non-recyclable reels creating unnecessary plastic waste! Next, they add additional wasteful packaging like multiple boxes. Finally, they often out-source materials from far away at additional cost to the environment. We're controlling our carbon footprint and minimizing environmental impact by sourcing local materials, adding nothing unnecessary, and minimizing packaging waste. We lead the industry with locally-made, 100% recyclable cardboard spools that are both lightweight to ship and locally recyclable.
Made by Makers - Best of all, Proto-pasta is made by engineering professionals at Protoplant who are passionate about making things and improving our world - just like you! When you purchase Proto-pasta, you can feel good about supporting small business, future innovation, the environment, and hard working folks that love 3D Printing, technology, and tinkering as much as you do!
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.
NET WEIGHT: 0.5 KG (1.1 LB)
HTPLA like PLA at can print at 200C or less, though exceptional mechanical results were achieved printing up to 250C or more for nearly twice the layer strength compared to 230C in our tests. Adjust layer fan and build rate for surface quality. Though a heated bed is not required, larger, more solid parts can benefit from bed temps up to 70C. Standard build surface preparation like blue tape or glue stick work best along with slow (10-20 mm/s) and hot (220C+) 1st layer with enough gap not to restrict material extrusion.
Heat treating: PLA and HTPLA as printed, though both adequate performers in an office environment, have poor temperature stability, loosing significant stiffness at temperatures not much above 50C. Different than standard PLA, HTPLA is designed to survive heat treating for higher temperature stability in a no/minimal load condition to near melting. That's an astonishing 3x+ improvement in thermal stability compared to standard PLA after a quick bake in the oven after printing. In as little as 5-10 minutes for small, thin parts and as much a few hours for massive parts, HTPLA v3 parts crystallize in an oven at 110C +/- 10C (200-250F) to become more stiff. Depending on part geometry, setup, and technique, parts can deform and shrink. Best results are with flat and/or supported parts with 100% infill. In this instance we experienced x/y shrinkage of only 0.5% and negligible z change. Be sure to avoid hot spots (non-radiating surfaces and no glowing coils) in the oven used for baking and experiment before baking a prized part. Heat treating is an art, but the resulting improved thermal performance, if needed, is well-worth experimenting to learn more. You'll be blown away by just how improved the thermal stability of your HTPLA v3 parts will be!
We want to make sure that your shopping experience is truly worry-free, that's why we guarantee our everyday competitive prices & won't be beat on price! We will beat any advertised price on identical or comparable products!
If you find an identical or comparable item currently offered for less at a local competitor's store or website (including shipping, handling and fees, if applicable) before you buy or within 30 days of your purchase we’ll beat that price by 10% of the difference. In addition, should our own price be reduced after your purchase, present us with your original receipt within 30 days of purchase and we will match the price and refund you the difference.
How to make a request:
Simply contact us by phone, email or live chat and show us confirmation of the price that you have found for less from a local competitor via a complete URL (web address) of the product page on the competitor's website or via flyer/print-out (including shipping, handling and other fees, if applicable).
The product you’re comparing must:
Be priced in Canadian Dollars and include all fees, shipping costs, and other charges.
Be sold and shipped by a retailer AND authorized dealer located within Canada.
Be in stock, available for sale, and cannot be a limited time offer or available only in limited quantity.
Not be lower priced due to an advertising error, misprint, or special sale price
Special sale prices are excluded from this offer, these include but not limited to the following:
VIP SALE, Black Friday, Friends and Family, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day/Week, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) prices, open box products, close-outs, liquidations, discontinued, clearances, demos, refurbished items, open box items, financing offers and errors or misprints.
Also excluded are marketplace sellers on websites such as Amazon.ca or resellers such as eBay.ca as well as any sellers whose products are refurbished or liquidated.
Canada & International Shipping:
We ship Canada wide as well as internationally. We use Canada Post, UPS, Purolator, Canpar & FedEx for our shipping solutions. Shipping costs are automatically calculated by the carrier during the checkout process. Any additional shipping charges incurred as a result of incorrect or incomplete address information will be at the customer's expense.
All orders are shipped "Signature not required" unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
All orders are shipped directly from our Mississauga, Ontario warehouse.
We offer free shipping within Canada for orders totaling $125 or more before tax. We also offer free shipping within the 48 contiguous United States for orders totaling $200 or more before tax. To take advantage of this offer, please choose the free shipping option during the checkout process.
We reserve the right to choose the most economical shipping method. The free shipping option is limited to shipping services with charges up to $50 for normal online orders or up to $150 for custom bulk orders.
Free shipping does not apply to bulk orders with discounted volume pricing.
Please note that our cut-off time for shipping overnight is 03:00 PM (Eastern Time). This means that if you choose FedEx Overnight as your shipping option, the order must be placed by 03:00 PM (Eastern Time) in order to get the order the next day. It is important to follow this cut-off time in order to allow our warehouse time to prepare your order and still hand it over to FedEx on time for their overnight service.
As soon as your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email confirmation including your tracking number. Some shipping options such as envelopes may not have a tracking number.
Please note that if after several attempts, a shipment fails to be delivered to you because no one is home or available to receive the package, the courier WILL send the package back to us at OUR expense. When this happens, we will try to contact you and make further arrangements. These additional shipping charges incurred as well as charges to re-ship the package, will be forwarded to you, the customer. Therefore, please ensure that someone is always available to receive the package or pick it up from your local post office/courier facility before the courier ships it back to us.
We strive to ship out orders as soon as same day. Although depending on order specifications, it can take between 24 to 48 hours. Unexpected issues may further delay this process and will be communicated accordingly.
Out of Stock & "Sold Out" Products:
The inventory in our online store and the inventory in our warehouse are synced. When you purchase a product on our online store it means the product is already in stock and ready to ship. But on very rare occasions, technical issues might cause this sync to fail, and one or more of the products purchased might be out of stock. IF this happens, we will either refund you for the out of stock items or will mark your order as "partially fulfilled", meaning we will immediately ship the items that are in stock and the rest will be shipped as soon as the item/s are back in stock.
Products marked as "Sold Out" are normally available again within 1-4 weeks. Feel free to check back or contact us for information about availability of specific products.
Order Pick Ups:
Customers in the Greater Toronto area are welcome to pickup orders at our Customer Pickup location in Mississauga. Please note that we require at least 1 business day notice for pickup orders. When placing an order online, simply choose the "PICKUP" option on the checkout page. After we process your order we will send you an additional email with details about the date and time your order will be ready to be picked up.
Pickup Address: 7355 Torbram Rd. Unit 15 Mississauga ON L4T 3W3
Please have your ID ready to pick up your package.
Buy in Store:
Products can also be purchased directly at our Mississauga pickup location using credit, debit or cash.