eSun eLastic Filament Natural
PLA 3D printer filament is one of the most commonly available types of plastic alongside ABS and is known for its low required printing temperatures and resistance to warping. PLA stands for Polyactic Acid, which is a biodegradable plastic made from materials like sugarcane and corn starch. This also means that it non-toxic, non-harmful and environmentally friendly â€“ all while offering the quality-of-life benefit of a sweet and safe aroma during the printing process. Compared to ABS, or Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Styrene, PLA is far easier to use for both beginners and veterans, as long as the application for printed items does not involve high temperatures.
- PLA is an ideal type of plastic for beginners, as it is both safer and easier to use than a majority of other plastics. This, however, doesn’t mean it’s not appropriate for advanced projects, as veterans also utilize PLA for a wide variety of applications. What it does mean is that PLA is a great starting point before trying out more difficult plastics like ABS and PETG, as it allows more margin for error, with wider temperature ranges and an easier-to-manage Melt Flow Index. This directly translates to smoother and more stable prints, with very little testing and learning required beforehand.
- For basic applications like printing figurines or small objects, PLA also offers a more visually attractive finish and, due to the less malleable nature, offers a shinier, smoother appearance than ABS. The only downfall of PLA is that it has a lower melting point, meaning that it can’t be utilized for printing parts that will be exposed to high temperatures – as it will likely melt, warp or distort. With that said, however, PLA tends to warp less during printing, since the differences in printing and cooling temperatures are less extreme.
- Available in a wide range of translucencies and colour saturations, PLA is a great plastic for 3D printing almost any object that will not be exposed to heat. With all of the benefits mentioned above, as well as higher printing speeds and lower layer heights, there is good reason why it’s one of the most popular and commonly available 3D printer materials throughout the world.
|Best print temperature :||190~210℃|
|Base temperature :||No Heat/（60-80）℃|