West3D is pleased to introduce another line of filaments to our lineup, made in the Pacific Northwest - ProtoPasta is a premium line of filaments. This is an absolutely unique and beautiful filament!
Protopasta Polycarbonate-ABS Alloy is an incredibly tough material designed for strong, resilient parts. Properties are excellent and greatly improved over standard ABS.
High performance material for high performance hardware.
Heated bed and all-metal hotend recommended!
Processing is more challenging. For best results, a heated bed is required to control warpage and improve layer adhesion. Cross-sectional area should be minimized.
- Available in 1.75 mm and 2.85 (3) mm diameters, black or natural color
- 500g is on a 8" diameter spool
PC-ABS is moisture sensitive. Even when stored in a bag with desiccant, drying in an oven for ~ 1hr at 85C-95C may be required for bubble free high strength prints.
In our experience, good results are achieved when printing small parts at 270-290C on a heated bed at 110C up to 140C. For larger prints with good layer adhesion and minimal distortion, an enclosure is ideal.