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Hello 3D Copper-Like Filament offer truly exotic aesthetic, but is just as easy to print with than standard PLA, offering the best of both worlds.

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Here at DIYElectronics, we love having a diverse range of different goodies for different people, and we always strive to give our favourite people (Yup, that’s you!) an awesomely wide choice of options regardless of whether it’s Electronics, Tools or 3D Filament, and this is why we’re eager to tell you about Hello 3D, one of the most underrated 3D Filament manufacturers in the world!

With an impressive résumé of being the first in China to manufacture BronzeFill, Silky, Conductive, as well as their iconic Real-Gold-Like filaments, this awesome brand deserves so much more attention, as they not only offer a great range of great quality filaments, but also excellent prices that really take the end-user into consideration. And this is why we’re so excited to bring in Hello 3D PLA Filaments like this Hello 3D Copper-Like PLA Filament, which is manufactured to a high degree of quality, while still maintaining a tasty price that’s hard to ignore for any 3D Makers!

Compared to standard PLA Filaments, the unique range of Hello3D Metal-Like filaments essentially offers the best of both worlds, with a unique and exotic appearance, but also with the easy-printing traits of PLA. This is why we typically regard these Metal-Like filaments as “Semi-Exotics”, as they certainly stand out from many of the standard kinds of colours such as Red, Green, Yellow and others, but don’t require any extra effort to print. So if you’ve been eager to try your hand at Copper-Filled filaments, but really don’t want to have to “dial in” your 3D Printer for a fresh new polymer, Hello 3D Copper-Like PLA Filament is the ideal choice that lets you do just that!

In addition to (or perhaps despite) the great quality at awesome prices, Hello 3D have impressed us with their vibrant and consistent colours, as well as their precise mechanical tolerances for each spool of filament that they produce. And while we were originally doubtful that their filament would be any good, being somewhat of an unknown brand outside of China, we are overjoyed that we took the risk and tested their 3D Filaments out for ourselves.

So if you’re looking for high-quality, low-cost filament that may even rival CCTREE in terms of affordable but quality-focused filament, Hello 3D is a brand that you should test out!


Hello 3D Metal-Like PLA Filament  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Brand

Hello 3D                                                                   

  • Base Polymer

– Polylactic Acid (PLA)

  • Polymer Additives

– N/A

  • Filament Diameter

– 1.75mm

  • Density (g/cm3)

– 1.24

  • Distortion Temp (°C, 0.45MPa)

– 56

  • Melt Flow Index (g/10min)

– 14(190°C/2.16kg)

  • Tensile Strength (MPa)

– 65

  • Bending Strength (MPa)

– 97

  • Bending Modulus (MPa)

– 3600

  • Elongation at Yield (%)

– 8

  • IZOD Impact Strength (kJ/m2)

– 4

  • Filament Weight

– 1kg


Hello 3D Metal-Like PLA Filament  -  Suggested Print Settings:

  • Nozzle: Temperature (°C)

– 190 to 220                                                           

  • Nozzle: Material

– Brass / Any

  • Nozzle: Size (mm)

– Standard: 0.4mm

  • Bed: Temperature (°C)

– No Heat / 50 to 70

  • Bed: Adhesion

BuildTak / Magigoo / Painters Tape / PEI

  • Printing Speed (mm/s)

– 30 to 60

  • Part Cooling Fan

– On 100% from Layer 2+

  • Enclosure: Type

– Not Necessary

  • Enclosure: Temperature (°C)

– N/A

  • Filter

– N/A

  • Post Processing

– Heating / Sanding / XTC Coating / Painting


Helpful Tips for Printing with Hello3D Metal-Like PLA Filament:

Although this Hello 3D Copper-Like Filament is quite unique compared to most PLA Filaments that are available to Makers, it still utilises the exact same settings that standard PLA does. This makes it a really great filament to print with, as now anyone can enjoy the unique and exotic aesthetics of copper-fill filament, but without the typical complications and difficulties that accompany infused metal particles in filament. This is what makes it a really popular filament amongst both beginners and veterans alike, and is why it’s such a popular choice for Makers looking for an exciting new filament to experiment with.

However, even though it is very easy to print with compared to other polymers, there are still some handy tips to help you get to a good level of quality from your PLA Prints, and this is why we’ve taken the time to provide what we feel are the Top Three Tips for 3D Printing with PLA:

  • PLA Printing Tips – First Layer Adhesion: When 3D Printing with PLA, or pretty much any other polymer for that matter, First-Layer-Adhesion is arguably the most important factor to get right, as it acts as the foundation for the entire print, allowing the print to be printed tall or wide (or both) without any major problems. However, this factor also happens to be one of the more difficult parts to get right for beginners, so we’re here to help you out with our three top tips for first-layer-adhesion, which can also be used on other polymers as well, and they are as follows:

    • The first step to a great first layer is to ensure that the bed,  the X-Axis and the Y-Axis on your machine are all perfectly aligned, and this can be achieved by ensuring that all four sides of your crossbars are angled at exactly 90° from the base, while simultaneously ensuring that the gantry is exactly perpendicular to both side bars too. This is relatively easy to identify with a simple right-angle tool, and dramatically improves your chances of levelling your bed perfectly, as the nozzle should now be the same Z-height at all points on or above the bed.

    • The second step is to drop the z-height down so that the nozzle is ALMOST touching the bed, with a tiny air-gap below the point that’s just barely visible. Then, take a piece of standard (2D) printer paper and slide it gently beneath the nozzle. If the paper slides through without causing any scraping or tugging, you need to drop the nozzle by the smallest amount possible on your machine, before sliding the paper and testing it again. Conversely, if the paper grips too hard, and you struggle to actually move the paper or even slide it under the nozzle initially, then the nozzle is too far down, and you want to raise the nozzle by the smallest increment possible, until you can slide the paper beneath the nozzle with some light “scratching” or grip between the nozzle and bed.

    • The third and final step is then to move the nozzle to different points on the bed, with a primary focus on the four corners and the middle of the bed. And once you’ve gotten that perfect grip on the paper in all of the points you’re checking, you will then have your bed levelled and are pretty much ready for printing!

  • PLA Printing Tips – Becoming One with Your Slicer: Although it may not seem obvious at first, after starting with 3D Printing you will soon come to realize that a good print actually begins before the filament is even loaded. In fact, a good print really starts within the software that you use to slice the model, as the slicer is essentially a translator that turns a three-dimensional model into what is known as “G-Code” (No, not the Gangster-Code, the Geometric-Code), which the 3D Printer can then read as instructions on how to build the object. With this in mind, learning the in’s and out’s of whatever slicer software you’re using is fundamental, and the more you get to know the fine details in your software, the better you will be able to translate models into G-Code for awesome results. So, regardless of what Slicer you choose to use, whether it be Cura, Simplify3D or even lesser popular options like MatterControl, you need to master and become one with your slicer, so that nothing will hold you back from turning great designs into effective G-Code for your 3D Printer.

  • PLA Printing Tips – Practice & Patience Leads to Perfection: Although there are certainly a lot of things you can do to help enjoy great success with 3D Printing, it’s important to realize that 3D Printing is not easy, and will require a fair amount of patience, practice and learning to get just right. So don’t be scared to experiment if you’re struggling (or if you’re not) so that you can learn even more about your particular 3D Printer, as well as 3D Printing in general, and while not every print will come out perfectly each and every time, remember that each failure is just another step towards success, and every success is another notch in your Maker’s toolbelt of experience.


Additional Resources for 3D Printing PLA:

Although we like to believe that we are masters of 3D Printing, after spending a good many years enveloped in the industry, we have to admit that even we learn something new from time to time, and as such we always recommend getting out there and doing your own research to develop your own opinion and grow your knowledge from multiple sources!

As such, in addition to the above PLA Printing Tips, we’ve also gathered an awesome collection of what we feel are great resources to start with when getting into 3D Printing, so be sure to check these out if you’re looking for more insights and information on PLA Printing, or if you’re just curious and eager to see more opinions on one of the many facets of this still-fresh industry:

  • This is a relatively general Guide on PLA Printing by Simplify3D, world-renowned experts in 3D modelling and Computer Aided Design. It offers so great tips for troubleshooting minor problems, while giving some good general guidelines on how to “dial in” your 3D Printer one step at a time.

  • The next awesome resource we have to share is the Awesome Rigid Ink PLA Guide, which offers a mountain-load of insights into the chemical and material composition of PLA, with a slew of great tips and tricks on how to get your PLA looking good (and behaving properly) for every print.

  • Because first-layer-adhesion is one of the trickiest factors to get right for beginners (and also veterans sometimes), we feel that this 3D Printer Bed Levelling Guide is a good addition to this collection of resources. It does a great job at explaining why bed levelling is important, what you can expect from a well or poorly levelled bed, as well as some tips on how to make the entire process much easier.

  • Finally, this is just a great General 3D Printing Quality Guide, that is designed to help users troubleshoot various quality-related problems, while giving some great tips on what to do when certain problems arise. If you’re struggling with an issue, this is a great place to find out what is actually going wrong, as well as how you can remedy it, with good explanations of why certain remedies work to fix certain problems.


Colour Copper
Special Metal-Like
Plastic Type PLA
Plastic Diameter 1.75mm
Plastic Weight 1kg

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Hello 3D PLA Filament - 1.75mm Copper-Like

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Hello 3D is an awesome brand that hit the ground running back in 2012! While they’re still somewhat unknown outside of China, they boast an impressive resume of being the first in China to produce Frosted Bronze, Silky and Conductive Filaments – all of which are produced to a high degree of quality, while maintaining competitively low prices. 

 Despite their lack of brand recognition outside of China, Hello 3D have continuously strived to bring fresh new ideas and innovation to an industry that is already very innovative, and have slowly been garnering worldwide attention not only due to their incredible range of Classic Filaments, Exotic Filaments and Semi-Exotic Filaments, but also due to their fantastically low prices that a large majority of manufacturers simply can’t compete with.

From an awesome range of PLA and ABS Filaments, through to semi-exotics like their iconic “Real-Gold-Like” Filament, as well as some magnificent True Exotics like Frosted Bronze, Frosted Copper, and what may arguably be the most exciting of all: the Tri-Colour-Change Lava Filament!

If you’re looking for excellent quality 3D Filament that is complemented by enticingly low prices and an enjoyably easy user experience, then Hello 3D is certainly the brand to choose.