PLA, plastic

Very frequently used 3D printing material, made from renewable raw materials, biodegradable.


Material features

  • Density [g/cm3] 1.24
  • Tensile strength [MPa] 45
  • E-modul [Gpa] 3.6
  • Flexural strength [MPa] 84
  • Flexural modulus [Gpa] 2.93
  • Impact resistance (Izod notched) [J/m] 27
  • Heat deflection temp @0.45MPa [°C] 53
  • Heat deflection temp @1.81MPa [°C] 51
  • Elongation at break [%] 2.5


  • Biocompatible    
  • High stiffness
  • Inexpensive material option
  • From renewable raw materials

Polylactide (PLA), which is mainly known from home 3D printing, is a biocompatible plastic of high stiffness. At the same time, PLA is an inexpensive material option made from renewable raw materials.