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Description

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is probably the easiest material to work with when you first start printing. PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic that has been derived from renewable resources such as corn starch and sugar canes. This makes PLA environmentally friendly and very safe to work with.

PLA Material for BFB Printers (Yellow) 1kg

Product may differ slightly in terms of colour, pack size and appearance

Our price: £27.00

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Product Overview

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is probably the easiest material to work with when you first start printing. PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic that has been derived from renewable resources such as corn starch and sugar canes. This makes PLA environmentally friendly and very safe to work with.

PLA also has a very sharp glass transition point so if you use a fan to cool it, on printing it will set to solid very quickly. This has the advantage of achieving a greater range of geometries than are possible with other plastics. It also reduces the thermal stress on the printed part - warping becomes less of an issue in larger parts when you print with PLA.

Solid PLA is available in white, black, blue, purple, yellow and green colours.

Finishing 
PLA does not require any curing or post-production treatment, however should you wish to, PLA can be sanded and coated with automotive spray filler. PLA can also be painted over with acrylic paint.


Technical Spec

 Technical Data Sheets

 Health & Safety Data Sheets

POLYMER PROPERTIES

PLA SOLID

PLA TRANSLUCENT

Print temperature

210-255oC

210-220oC

Raft temperature

190oC

190oC

First layer temperature

200oC

200oC

Print base material

MDF/Acrylic

MDF/Acrylic

Raft required

Optional

Optional

Filament diameter

3mm

3mm

Spool capacity

1kg (equal to 49 cubic inches)

1kg (equal to 49 cubic inches)

Minimum wall thickness 2.5mm (1/10th inch) on walls over 75mm (3inch) long in either the x or y axis. Shrinkage and warping can occur on models and is purely geometry dependent.

When using a Rapman, BFB3000 or 3DTouch machine we recommend limiting ABS prints to 100mm (x) by100mm (y) and PLA prints to 200mm (x) by 200mm (y). Larger prints may be accomplished within the constraints of the machine depending on geometry.

Notes

Please note: PLA can absorb moisture from the air. Store in a dry environment for optimum preservation.

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