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3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA
Posted on October 29th, 2015 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
The innovative possibilities for 3D Printing usage are seemingly endless. A key component that impacts usage, however, is the material used in the printing process. The most popular material is plastic, with Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) being the long-standing material of choice. Several renewable sources, including Polylactic Acid (PLA), are gaining ground due to their many environmental and health-related benefits.
Discover the differences between ABS and PLA, and learn why PLA is going to be a major 3D printing player in the years to come. Click to expand the infographic below.
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