PLA is one of the most commonly used 3D printing materials due to its ease of printing and low cost. It offers the following benefits:
|Tensile strength||50-70 MPa|
|Tensile modulus||3.5 GPa|
|Flexural strength||100 MPa|
|Flexural modulus||3.6 GPa|
|HDT (0.45 MPa)||55-65°C|
Ideal for: Concept models, prototypes, hobbyists, decorative pieces, non-mechanical parts.
Limitations: Low heat resistance, low toughness, limited chemical resistance. Not ideal for durable end use parts subject to high loads.
Let me know if you need any specific information on the properties and performance capabilities of PLA for your application. I can provide data on factors like tensile strength, flexural modulus, and izod impact resistance.