Easy Like PLA, Stiff Like Carbon Fiber!
Proto-pasta Carbon Fiber PLA is made from top quality PLA and 15% carbon fiber by weight. Prints made with CFPLA are demonstrably more rigid, with easy printing (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 more abrasive than standard PLA. Prolonged use may result in accelerated nozzle wear.
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. Due to increased brittleness, process may be less consistent on smaller nozzles and/or bowden type machines.
In our experience, good results were achieved when printing at 190C-210C using a .5mm nozzle and direct-drive spring loaded pinch-roll style extrusion head. We frequently us 0.4mm and print as high as 240C.