PLA, Polylactic Acid, is created from processing a number of plant products.
PLA can be composted at commercial facilities unlike ABS which is derived from fossil fuels.
PLA is a more earth friendly plastic. It is stronger and more rigid than ABS, and in general the printed objects will have a more glossy look and feel compared to ABS.
Unlike ABS, PLA can be sanded and machined. PLA has a lower melting temperature compared to ABS.
As a material, PLA has much less warping versus ABS. Additionally, a heated bed is not required to print it.
PLA generally enjoys sharper details and corners compared to ABS without the risk of cracking or warping. PLA can also be printed at higher throughput speeds.
It is compatible with different brands of 3D printers(such as: Makerbot, Mendel, reprap, UP, Prusa, Huxley, BFB3000, uPrint, Cubify, printrbot, Sumpod)
Length: 5 Meter
Diameter: 1.75MM (± 0.1mm)
Print temperature range: 180°C to 200°C
Color: Red, yellow, blue, green, white, black, orange, purple, pink, transparent
1 x 5 Meter 1.75MM PLA 3D Printer Filament