PLA (Polylactic Acid)
PLA is a short for Polylactic Acid, a very popular thermoplastic used in fused filament 3D printing. As its melting point is at a relatively low temperature (180° – 220°) and is in fact harder than ABS, it makes it a very good candidate for 3D printing. Most commonly it is favoured for its ease of usability and great 3D printing performance.
Better yet, PLA is made from renewable sources, like corn starch and is also BIO-degradable, therefore also referred to as a environmentally friendly thermoplastic. Discover what amazing prints can be made with PLA using an EDISON 3D Printer.