Materials for Additive Manufacturing
POLYLACTIC ACID MATERIAL DATA SHEET

PLA FOR 3D PRINTER SYSTEM

PLA (POLYLACTIC ACID) is derived from biological resources, which makes PLA plastic biodegradable. Objects printed with PLA filament are strong and will generally have a glossier look and feel. PLA has high maximum printing speeds, low layer heights, and sharp printed corners. Combining this with low warping on parts make it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists, and schools.

Material Features

ATTRIBUTE

 

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

  • Appearance: white red black yellow and more…
 

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES:

  • Tensile Strength, Type 1, 2 in/min (51 mm/min) 0.125: 16 kpsi
  • Tensile Modulus, Type 1, 2 in/min (51 mm/min) 0.125: 480 kpsi
  • Flexural Strength: 45MPa
  • Flexural Modulus: 32MPa

 

THERMAL PROPERTIES:

  • Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi (0.5 MPa): 50°C
  • Melt Point: 190° C
  • Melt Flow Index: 5g/10min
  • Print temperature:190-225° C
  • Raft temperature:190° C

 


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