3D Printing with Aromatic Pine PLA: Tips and Tricks

3D Printing with Aromatic Pine PLA

The countdown to Christmas continues with our 25 Days of Materials, up next is Aromatic Pine PLA.

25 Days of MaterialsTis the season to be jolly, join the Wolfpack in a fun 25 Days of Materials3D printing countdown to Christmas and learn about 25 different materials and their unique properties! The objects to be 3D printed are part of theAdvent Calendar/Christmas Tree designed by pleppik. Everyday we will be unveiling a new part of the Advent Calendar and talking about a different special 3D printing material.

Day 14: Gingerbread Man. 3D Printing with Aromatic Pine PLA

3D Printed Gingerbread ManFollowing the Wolfpack’s 25 Days of Materials 3D printing countdown is a Gingerbread Man 3D printed with Aromatic Pine PLA. Who doesn’t love that piney Christmas tree smell around the holidays? Now you can fill your 3D printing studio with the scent, even if you’re nowhere near pine trees. Aromatic Pine PLA is based on easy printing, high quality PLA. This seemingly odorless plastic releases an invigorating pine scent when being extruded. Besides this amazing feature it has a unique translucence with a beautiful wood fleck. Aromatic Pine PLA is Proto-pasta’s second scented filament, following the release of their Coffee PLA filament a few months ago.

Interesting facts about Aromatic Pine PLA:

  • Aromatic Pine PLA is made with the highest quality dry, finely ground Balsam Fir needles, prints like standard PLA.
  • Gives off a lovely pine fragrance when heated.
  • It has a wood-like appearance. Prints made with Aromatic Pine PLA are a pale, translucent brown with flecks of wood.


  • Place a Build Plate Tape for PLA before starting your print on the bed to prevent Build Plate Tape for PLAyour part from warping. One pack of Build Plate Tape contains 5 pieces, which will last for several print jobs and it’s medium adhesion allows for easy application and removal to the build plate. No more messing around with strips of tape to coat your bed!
  • Set your hot end temperature to 240 °C when 3D printing with Aromatic Pine PLA.
  • We recommend setting your bed temperature at 60 °C.
  • No abrasive fillers so expect normal wear with standard nozzles.

Are you ready to start 3D Printing with Aromatic Pine PLA? Great! You can buy some Aromatic Pine PLA filament from Proto-Pasta’s website http://www.proto-pasta.com/products/fresh-cut-aromatic-pine-pla-limited-edition-kit.


Below is a chart listing the 3D printing filaments we will be discussing over the next 25 Days of Materials.

Day 1: Nylon.
Day 2: HIPS.
Day 3: Stainless Steel PLA.
Day 4: PC-ABS.
Day 5: PETG.
Day 6: PLA.
Day 7: IGUS Iglidur.
Day 8: Coffee PLA.

Day 10: Bridge Nylon.
Day 11: LayWOO-D3.
Day 12: ALLOY 910.

Day 13: NinjaFlex TPE.

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