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3D Printing in PLA

PLA is a popular material for 3D printing due to its ease of use, affordability, and the fact that it produces less odor and emissions than other materials such as ABS. It is commonly used for prototyping, figurines, and other small parts. It is also used in industry such as in dental and medical fields.

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High Stiffness

PLA is a strong and durable material, but it is not as heat-resistant as other thermoplastics.

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Good Surface

PLA produces a smooth surface finish on the printed object, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

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Affordability

The cost of PLA filament is typically lower than other materials such as ABS or nylon, making it a popular choice in 3D printing

Application

prototyping
complex geometry

functional plastic parts

Pros

no support material required

excellent mechanical properties

Cons

higher cost

longer lead time

Price

$$$$$

Lead time

< 5 days

Wall thickness

higher cost

longer lead time

Tolerance

±0.3% with a lower limit of ±0.3 mm

Part size

Max. size of 42 x 50 x 42 cm

Layer height

100 cm

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