Material Section: Performance PLA

Performance PLA (Performance Polylactic acid) is a biodegradable thermoplastic that is similar to our PLA material, the advantages of our Performance PLA over our normal PLA are down to the clean optical finish that is produced along with being less brittle/more flexible and requiring a lower melting temperature, Performance PLA has a melting point which ranges between 180 degrees and 210 degrees however 190 degrees is normally a stable temperature to print with. Due to Performance PLA being a biodegradable thermoplastic it means that is one of the more environmentally friendly filaments that we offer. Performance PLA also does not give off any smell or bad emissions when melted. Below are some key points when printing with Performance PLA.

  • Durable
  • Strong
  • User friendly
  • More Flexibility than standard PLA
  • Soluble in Acetone
  • Heated bed not required but recommended