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[two_thirds] [bra_dropcaps style=’dropcap1′]PLA[/bra_dropcaps] or Polylactic Acid is

  • PLA is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable sources such as corn starch.
  • PLA is biodegradable and can be used as an alternative to high-impact polystyrene as and so is more ‘Earth friendly’
  • Sweet smell when heated due to being derived from sugar
  • Higher maximum printing speed than ABS due to lower temperature resistance
  • Glossy look
  • Will melt if left in hot temperatures after printing e.g. car back seat on a hot day, so not suitable for some applications
  • Can react with water, causing bubbles and spurting at the nozzles. At high temperatures with water can cause de-polymerization.
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ManufacturerColoursWeightListed PricePrice (£)Price (£) for 1kg
BeeVeryCreativeMultiple0.33kg€16.50£13.65£41.35
DeltamakerMultiple1kg$39£23.45£23.45
FlashForgeMultiple1kg$22£13.25£13.25
iPrint TechnologiesMultiple1kg$42£25.25£25.25
iRapidMultiple1kg€29.99£24.80£24.80
LeapfrogMultiple1kg€39£32.25£32.25
LulzbotMultiple1kg$39.95£24£24
MakerbotRed (Currently)1kg$65£39.10£39.10
MBot 3DMultiple1kg$24£14.45£14.45
PrintrbotMultiple1kg$30£18£18
SolidoodleMultiple0.9kg$43£25.85£28.70
Tinkerine StudioMultiple1kg$42.99£25.85£25.85
UltimakerMultiple0.75kg€31.50£26£34.65
Overall Avg Price:£26.55
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