PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable plastic based on corn that produces a smell reminiscent of frying vegetable oil when melted.

Thanks to its versatile material properties, environmental friendliness, and affordability, it is a good choice for many projects.

The material PLA is used in 3D printing where emphasis is on the appearance of the print. In our offer, you will find a wide range of colors including basic and unusual shades.

PLA is suitable for printing large models due to its low deformation, but you can also use it for printing smaller components and parts.

Advantages

  • high hardness and durability
  • low deformation
  • easy to work with
  • low melting temperature
  • can be further processed after printing (painting, sanding, etc.)

Disadvantages

  • brittle
  • easily absorbs moisture
Filament drying and storage

Filament drying and storage

Unprotected filament absorbs the humidity in the room and gradually loses its quality. Printing from damp filament is of poor quality and often does not come out at all. This article tells you what to do if your filament gets wet and how to prevent it. 


PLA, ABS, PET-G - which one is right?

PLA, ABS, PET-G - which one is right?

PLA, ABS, PET-G - three favorites that are not missing in the equipment of probably any 3D printing fan. But if you often wonder which filament you should use before printing, we have put together this article just for you. In it you will find a comparison of these three frequently used fibers, a summary of their properties and tips for their use.