Proto-pasta HTP21705-CFE High Temp Aromatic Coffee, PLA 1.75 mm, Translucent Brown



We drink plenty of caffeine as we push as hard as we can to bring you new Proto-pasta materials. After all, it’s a Northwest tradition and caffeine fuels innovation, right? We took that statement literally! You can’t imagine how amazing it is to print with the invigorating aroma of coffee. With print ease like standard PLA and better than ABS thermal performance, you can’t go wrong! Might not be made from World’s Best Coffee, but it might be World’s Best FFF’n Filament!

Coffee PLA prints like standard PLA but has a potential Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) of as much as 140C (285F) depending on post-processing. For maximum performance, your prints should be heat treated (i.e. crystallized) in an oven until you see a change from translucent to opaque. We had good luck at 110C (230F) for an hour. We recommend leaving the supports on your parts and letting them cool in the oven to minimize distortion. Parts can be baked at a lower temperature (though must be above 60C for any change to occur) for a longer.

In our experience, good results were achieved using standard PLA parameters with standard build surface preparation (blue tape, glue stick, or BuildTak). No heated bed required. Some shrinkage may occur in the annealing process, so dimension critical parts may need to be scaled as much as 2.5%.

These 500g spools are shipped on the industry’s only fully recyclable corrugated paper spools with no metal or plastic parts. These extremely high quality spools are rigid, lightweight, attractive, and eco-friendly. They also have a larger than normal inner core improving printability of the last few layers of material, especially on 2.85mm diameters. The different designs on each spool are actual drawings, schematics, and code from the equipment we manufacture your filament on. Enjoy!

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  • Prints like standard PLA but with better than PET/ABS temperature resistance after annealing. And it smells like coffee when printing!
  • Aromatic Coffee PLA is a beautiful Translucent Bronze color with a smooth look. Turns milky when annealed.
  • We recommend printing this material at 190C-230C. No heated bed is required but may improve printing some geometry.
  • Temperature resistance of up to 140C is achieved by annealing after printing in an oven at 60C-110C.
  • Designed and manufactured in the USA with Quality and Customer Service as a top priorities. USA sourced packaging and labor.

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