the difference between PLA and ABS

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peter.smith
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the difference between PLA and ABS

Post by peter.smith » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:45 pm

i want share whit you this article about difference between materials of 3D printing ABD or PLA Filament.
Why he chose PLA or ABS Filament ?
The answer in this article : ABS vs PLA Filament



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3DexLtd
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Re: the difference between PLA and ABS

Post by 3DexLtd » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:30 am

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the article. It's very informative.



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Re: the difference between PLA and ABS

Post by 3dtech » Sat May 13, 2017 11:53 am

ABS - Its strength, flexibility, machinability, and higher temperature resistance make it often a preferred plastic for engineers, and professional applications. The hot plastic smell deter some as does the plastics petroleum based origin. The additional requirement of a heated print bed means there are some printers simply incapable of printing ABS with any reliability.

PLA - The wide range of available colors and translucencies and glossy feel often attract those who print for display or small household uses. Many appreciate the plant based origins and prefer the semi-sweet smell over ABS. When properly cooled, PLA seems to have higher maximum printing speeds, lower layer heights, and sharper printed corners. Combining this with low warping on parts make it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists, and schools.



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