Impact Resistance, Strength, Transparency, Biodegradability

PLA (Polylactic Acid) a commonly used material in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing. PLA offers improved mechanical properties compared to standard PLA, making it suitable for a variety of applications.

PLA retains the key characteristics of PLA, including being derived from renewable resources such as corn starch or sugarcane. It is known for its biodegradability and low environmental impact. PLA is easy to print with and has a wide range of vibrant colors available.


  • Prototypes and Models:

    PLA is widely used for producing prototypes and conceptual models due to its ease of use and good surface finish.

  • Functional Parts:

    PLA can be used to create functional parts that require moderate strength and durability. It is suitable for low-stress applications such as custom fixtures, brackets, and housings.

  • Educational and Hobbyist Projects:

    PLA is popular among educators, students, and hobbyists due to its ease of printing and wide color availability. It is commonly used for educational models, artistic sculptures, and DIY projects.

  • Art and Decorative Objects:

    PLA is ideal for creating artistic and decorative objects such as figurines, sculptures, vases, and ornaments. Its ability to achieve vibrant colors and smooth finishes makes it attractive for artistic applications.

  • Consumer Products:

    PLA can be used to produce consumer products such as phone cases, kitchenware, household items, and accessories. It offers a balance of aesthetics and functionality.

  • Packaging:

    PLA is suitable for producing eco-friendly packaging materials. It can be used to create trays, containers, and display cases for products.

  • Cosplay and Props:

    PLA is often utilized in the cosplay and entertainment industry to create costumes, props, and accessories. Its ability to achieve intricate details and lightweight structures makes it a preferred choice.

  • Architectural Models:

    PLA is commonly used to create architectural models and scaled prototypes. Its ability to showcase fine details and smooth surfaces helps visualize design concepts effectively.

  • Food and Beverage Industry:

    PLA is food-safe and biodegradable, making it suitable for applications in the food and beverage industry. It can be used to create food containers, utensils, and disposable cups.

  • Environmental Initiatives:

    PLA is considered more environmentally friendly than traditional plastics. It is often used in sustainability projects, eco-friendly initiatives, and biodegradable product development.

Technical Information

Property Value
Tensile Strength Typically around 50-70 MPa or higher
Flexural Strength Usually in the range of 70-100 MPa or higher
Elongation at Break Typically around 3-8%
Density Approximately 1.24 g/cm³
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) Typically around 55-65°C
Melting Temperature (Tm) Typically around 180-210°C
Print Temperature Generally ranges from 190-220°C
Bed Temperature Between 40-60°C
Thermal Expansion Coefficient Approximately 60-70 x 10-6/°C
Biodegradability PLA is biodegradable under the right conditions

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