If you want to kick up your 3D planters a bit, this is the filament for you: a truly one-of-a-kind color that adds an icy or crystalline look. It combines a translucent base with just the right amount of shimmer to add a regal glow.
This HTPLA filament helps transform your favorite 3D planters. Any scene can get the Elsa treatment and add the majestic beauty of snow and ice. Thus, castles become ice castles and ponds become skating rinks. In another transfiguration, your gemstone air plant holders become dazzling quartz. In yet others, your vase becomes crystal, and your phoenix now glimmers with a mysterious brilliance.
Another fantastic quality of this HTPLA is its versatility. Various levels of heat treating will bring out different shades from this flexible filament. When fully heat treated, the color transforms to more of a transparent gray, which is perfect for a car windshield or a pair of sunglasses.
And when your beautiful creation is complete, take a look from another angle or in different light. See yet more layers of this amazing product as the colors shift.
Really, when it comes to uses for this clear shimmery filament, the sky is the limit. And we mean that literally, since it is the perfect color for clouds.
This translucent, iridescent filament prints just like regular PLA. There are no abrasive fillers to excessively wear out your nozzle. There are also no large particles that will lead to jams.
This Protopasta HTPLA can be heat treated through baking, which is great news if you need improved heat resistance compared to normal PLA. To heat treat, the manufacturer suggests a temperature of 225°F with convection for the best results. The heat treating is complete once the print goes from translucent to opaque with reduced gloss.
It is important to realize that when you heat treat, printed parts will get “floppy” before firming up. To keep your planter looking its best, provide supports and bake on a non-radiating surface, like glass or ceramic.
Also, please note that some shrinking may occur if you decide to heat treat this product.