PLA FILAMENT

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PLA is the most common 3D printed material because of the consistent good looking prints it produces.

Here are the main benefits of printing with this material and common PLA filament properties

  • Hard material, its stiffer than PETG but can become stronger through an annealing process

  • Made from biodegradable materials

  • High Quality surface finish

  • Low printing temperature, allows for faster prints lowering the cost to you and allows higher surface detail.

  • Low cost, PLA is inexpensive to produce and that reflects in the quote to you.

  • Low glass transition temperature, leaving PLA prints in your car or balcony on a hot summer day can have negative affects on the lifespan of your print

  • Colours, comes in almost any colour imaginable

  • Odourless when printing and after printing

PETG FILAMENT

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In short this is a really tough material, it's extremely durable.

Here are the main benefits to printing with this material and common PETG filament properties:

  • Very durable, it’s more flexible than PLA , but also a little softer. You’d have a hard job breaking it in half, so if an ‘unbreakable’ case or enclosure is what you need, PETG trumps pretty much everything 

  • It has very low shrinkage, and therefore no warping. Ideal for printing big stuff.

  • PETG is also very strong, it’s not brittle but can be scratched.

  • PETG plastic makes a terrible support structure, because it sticks so well. But because it sticks so well, layer adhesion is fantastic, so prints come out strong.

  • It has a great chemical resistance, along with alkali, acid and water resistance.

  • Odourless when printing and after printing

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