PLA filament is the most popular filament used in FDM printing. So why is this filament so popular? Well it comes in a variety of colours to start with and it is very easy to print with.

If you are reading this you don’t care about how easy it prints, all you want to know is the mechanical properties and why I should use it.

Why?

Why not?

Conclusion

PLA is widely used in 3d printing in South Africa, easy to print with and amazing finishes. Do not use PLA for parts that will be in the sun or in an environment that will exceed temperatures of 70 degrees. Ideal for desk ornaments and toys. Visit all3dp for more info on the different PLA filaments you get.