PLA Filament (Polylactic Acid) is a biodegradable plastic coming from renewable organic resources (corn starch or sugarcane). PLA Filament is recyclable but can also be biological decomposed in composting plants. Due to a low shrinkage factor PLA will not deform after cooling, this makes the material ideal for 3D printing. Polylactic acid is a polyester that is built from several lactic acid units. It is colourless and transparent. PLA has a density of about 1.25 g/cm3. The glass temperature is typically around 50 °C and it as a melting temperature between 80 and 150 °C. The decomposing temperature is roughly 250 °C. Polymers made of lactic acid are flammable.
Measurements & Tolerance
|1,75 mm Filament||+/- 0,05mm||95%|
|2,85 mm Filament||+/- 0,10mm||95%|
|Density||1,24 g/cc||ISO 1183|
|Tensile strength at yield||66 MPa||ISO 527|
|Tensile (E) modulus||3027 MPa||ISO 527|
|Impact strength - Charpy method 23˚C||3,4 kJ/m²||ISO 179|
|Moisture absorption||1968 ppm||ISO 62|
|Glass transition temp||57°C||ISO 11357|
|Printer nozzle temperature||180 - 220°C|
|Heated bed temperature||20 - 60°C|
To get the best results while printing we advise you to keep the 3D printer in a room where there is hardly any draft and/or temperature fluctuations. Keep the 3D printer out of the sun.
When the 3D printer is not being used it is important to keep the 3D4MAKERS PLA Filament in a bag and stored in a cool (15-25˚C) and dry room away from UV light until it is used again.
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