High-quality Filaments that are manufactured by Plasty Mladeč that deals with the production of Plastic profiles and Filaments for 3D printing for FFF technology since 2013. They are the manufacturers of the well-known brand name ”Filament PM”.
PLA (polylactic acid)
– easy to print material
– is suitable for printing large objects
– is made from corn starch and biodegradable
– is suitable for beginners, as printing from it is trouble-free
– PLA prints are not ideal for outdoor use (low-temperature resistance, low UV resistance)
What is PLA
You can use PLA for objects that will be used for visual purposes and it is often recommended to use it if there is not exert any force on the object that can easily deform it.
✅ easy to print
✅ can print tiny parts
✅ can print huge objects
✅ hard and tough
✅ no warping
❌ low-temperature resistance
❌ difficult post-processing
COMPARISON OF ABS AND PLA
PLA is easier and faster to process under the same initial conditions, but its products are significantly less resistant to higher temperatures (it starts to soften around 60 ºC, while ABS up to 90 ºC). So if you expect higher temperatures for the final product, then ABS is a better choice. ABS prints are mostly matte, PLA prints are rather glossy. PLA material is biodegradable, while ABS material is not, but can be recycled. PLA is more suitable for use in the food industry (*without certification, as the certification, would lose its validity the moment the filament passes through the nozzle).