3D Printed PLA Material Properties - Polylactic Acid 

3D Printed PLA Material Summary

PLA is a common biodegradable plastic used in 3D printing. It produces a more aesthetically superior product than other plastics due to the glossy appearance, colour availabilities and sharper detail. The downside is that PLA is very sensitive to temperature and is quite brittle. Filaments are available which can give a printed part a non-plastic appearance such as stone, metal and wood. 

3D printed Afaridan plastic logo prototype PLA plastic

3D Printed PLA Material Properties

The information above has been collected through standardised tests  (ASTM International) and serves only as a rough guide for material selection.