PLA BCN3D Filaments

Easy / Multipurpose / Multi-color

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Overview

PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a biodegradable, sustainable and food safe polymer made from organic sources.

It is the most common used filament in FFF 3D printers for its ease of use and wide range of applications, specially those not mechanically or thermally demanding. Definitely a good starting point to learn about the 3D Printing manufacturing process.

Applications

  • Architectural mockups
  • Aesthetic, concept models
  • Investment casting molds
  • Low mechanically demanding prototypes

Properties

  • Detailed and glossy surface quality
  • Good tensile strength
  • Rigid, fragile behaviour
  • Good UV resistance
  • Withstand operating temperatures up to 50°C
  • Odor-free, ideal for educational and office environments
  • Compatible with PVA supports
  • Low humidity resistance

Datasheets:

Download safety and technical data sheets

How to print

Printer setting

Bed temp..
65º C
Extruder temp.
190º C - 220º C
Cooling fan
Yes
Speed
10 - 70 mm/s
Retraction speed
40 mm/s
Retraction dist.
4 mm
Min. layer height
0.05 mm

For Cura users:

Get a proper printing profile for PLA using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Cura. Download the latest version of BCN3D Cura.

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.

Recommendations:

Plastics absorb moisture from the air. For long periods of time without printing, it is recommended to keep the PLA spools in a box or airtight container with dehydrator to keep them dry.
PLA emits low levels of gasses and particles when printed. We recommend printing it in a well-ventilated area to ensure a healthy environment.