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.

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