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3D printing materials

3D printing in PLA

High stiffness, good detail, affordable. PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic for low-cost, non-functional prototyping. Greater detail than ABS, but more brittle. Unsuitable for high temperatures.

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FDM PLA Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost,Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy,Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

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Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
±0.5% with a lower limit of ±0.5 mm (±0.020″)
Max part size
50 x 50 x 50 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

Prototyping PLA

PLA (FDM) is used for low-cost, non-functional prototyping. Offers greater detail than ABS, but is more brittle. Unsuitable for high temperature applications.

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