PLA is a great material for early concept models because it is easy to use, office-friendly, and works great with breakaway supports which print faster and can be removed faster than dissolvable supports. PLA is a corn-based plastic and is considered biodegradable under industrial processes.
- MakerBot PVA
- Breakaway Supports
- Finished part dimensional accuracy of ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in)1
|Heat Deflection (ASTM 648, 66 psi)||125-120°F||52-49°C|
|Flexural Modulus (ASTM D790, 15 mm/min)||377,000 psi||2,600 MPa|
|Tensile Strength at yield (ASTM D638, 50 mm/min)||8,990 psi||62 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638, 50 mm/min)||522,000 psi||3,600 MPa|
|Strain at Yield - Elongation (%)||>4.4%||>4.4%|
|Notched Impact Strength (ASTM D256)||0.6 ft-lb/in||32 J/m|
Specifications based on data provided by the material supplier. Actual printed part specs may vary based on part geometry and print parameters selected.