PLA (Polylactic acid)

About PLA

PLA (Polylactic acid), is derived from renewable biomass, so it's considered to be biodegradable and eco-friendly. PLA has relatively good strength & detail, but less strong compared to ABS, PETG and Nylon. The most economical, eco-friendly choice for fast and durable 3D models, with a wide choice of colors and finishes available. The surface finish will have a noticeable layer look. Not suitable for high temperature (greater than 55°C/131°F) environment. Printed with FDM technology.

  • Properties

    STRENGTH
    TOUGHNESS
    HEAT RESISTANCE
    FLEXIBILITY
  • Capabilities

    Average Lead Time: 2 business days

    Layer Height: 100-300μm

    Dimensional Accuracy: ± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 0.05mm (0.002”)

Available Types&Colors

  • material-pla-standard

      Standard PLA

  • material-pla-metallic

      Metallic finish PLA

  • material-pla-wood

      Wood-filled PLA

  • material-pla-starlight

      Starlight Series

  • material-pla-architect

      Architect Series

  • material-pla-silk

      Silk Series PLA

Technical Data Sheet

Mechanical Properties 50% Infill 100% Infill
Test Method Property Description
ISO 527 Tensile Strength 32~38 Mpa 44~48 Mpa
ISO 527 Elongation at break 4~6% 4~6%
ISO 179 Impact Strength 14~18 KJ/m2 22~26 KJ/m2
ISO 179 Notch Impact Strength 2~4 KJ/m2 4~6 KJ/m2
ISO 178 Flexural Strength 82~85 Mpa 92~98 Mpa
ISO 178 Flexural Modulus 2700~2900 Mpa 3200~3400 Mpa
Thermal Properties
Test Method Property Description
ISO 11357 Melt Temperature ~160°C
ISO 11357 Glass Transition Temperature ~60 °C
ISO 75 Heat deflection temperature(HDT) @ 0.45 MPa 57°C
ISO 306 Vicat softening temperature(VST) @ 10N 57°C

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