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What Is PLA? – 3D Printing Materials Simply Explained

What Is PLA? – 3D Printing Materials Simply Explained

Written by David

May 2, 2019

PLA is by far the most popular FDM 3D printing material. Get down to business with this quick rundown of its ideal print settings and applications. Turquoise PLA filament. Source: 3DJake Polylactic acid, or PLA, is by far the most popular FDM 3D printing material available, and for good reason. It’s relatively inexpensive, a breeze to print with, and comes in hundreds of vibrant colors and blends. We’ve already broken down this incredible material with a full, all-you-need-to-know guide . But here, we’ll give you a quick rundown of PLA to get you up and running as quickly as possible. Let’s get started! Some colorful PLA prints. Source: Lulzbot PLA is a plant-based, biodegradable plastic. Its popularity in 3D printing stems from its incredible printability and versatility. Printing and Performance PLA is one of the easiest materials to print, unconcerned about having exact print settings. Temperatures are flexible, warping […]

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