Industrial Grade PLA Materials

PLA is easily the most popular 3D printer filament type primarily because it’s easier to print objects using this filament. PLA has a lower printing temperature, and it doesn’t warp as easily, meaning it doesn’t require a heating bed (although it definitely helps). Another benefit to using PLA is that it doesn’t give off an evil smell during printing. It’s generally considered an odorless filament, but many have reported smelling sweet candy-like fumes. Finally, as a biodegradable thermoplastic, PLA is more environmentally friendly than most types of 3D printer filament, being made from annually renewable resources such as corn starch or sugar cane.

PLA is brittle, so avoid using it when making items that might be bent, twisted, or dropped repeatedly, such as phone cases, high-wear toys, or tool handles. You should also avoid using it with items which need to withstand higher temperatures, as PLA tends to deform around temperatures of 60°C or higher. For all other applications, PLA makes for a good overall choice in filament. Common prints include models, low-wear toys, prototype parts, and containers.

Material Features

PLA
Rigid

Industrial grade bio-plastic - base industrial for rapid proto-typing and quick part production; Excellent flow and printing characteristics. Great for long prints and has superior life to common PLA products.

PLA Professional
Rigid

Industrial grade bio-plastic - industrial grade with excellent detail and precision performance; professional series PLA for higher impact and heat-resistance. Ideal when parts need to be precise and functional.

PLA Food Safe
Rigid

Industrial grade bio-plastic - industrial grade providing more precise detail and is food contact approved; Excellent flow and printing characteristics. Great for long prints and has excellent printing performance.

Easy to Print With

Non-Toxic and Biodegradable

Low Printing Temperature

No Oder When Extruded

Perfect for Rapid Prototyping

Filiment Properties

Strength

Medium

Flexibility

Low

Durability

Medium

Difficulty to Use

Low

Print Temperature

180°C – 230°C

Print Bed Temperature

20°C – 60°C (but not needed)

Shrinkage / Warping

Minimal

Soluble

No

The Perfect Material for Your Project

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