PLA Material

PLA or Polylactic Acid are made from renewable resources such as sugarcane or cornstarch. It is also called ecogreen plastic. It is mostly used in primary and secondary schools since it is safe to use and easy to print with. It is also used in FDM desktop printing.

Melting Temperature 180°C
Tensile Strength 61.5MPa
Heat Resistance 110ºC
Impact Strength 30.8[kJ/m²]
Elongation at Break 6%
Standard Tolerance +/-0.05mm
Extruded Temprature 155°C-220°C
Density 1.25 g/cm^3
Thermal Conductivity 0.13 W/m-K
Advantages
  • It can print with sharper corners and features compared to ABS material.
  • Not suitable for functional prototypes
  • finer details.
  • high stiffness.
  • non suitable for functional prototypes
Disadvantages
  • PLA materials are not very sturdy and can deform when exposed to extreme heat.
  • This type of material is less sturdy.
  • Not suitable for functional prototypes
  • Not suitable for moving parts