PLA BCN3D Filaments

Easy to print / General purpose / Available in many colors



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.

Compatibility: Find out the BCN3D printers and filaments compatibility


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


  • 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 solvent and water resistance


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Use support materials to expand your 3D printing horizons

Our hosts and 3D printing specialists Álvaro and Jess give us the lowdown on all the different benefits that arise from using support materials, and all the different ways in which they can be implemented.

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Success stories

Yuugn lights the way to a sustainable future with 3D printed light fixtures

Dutch company Yuugn creates 3D printed light fixtures for office buildings, commercial spaces, and schools while putting a focus on sustainability.

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White paper

Your Extensive Guide to the Properties of 3D Printing FFF Filaments

This white paper dives deep into physico-mechanical properties and impact, heat and water resistances, by evaluating the performance of every material in the BCN3D portfolio.

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Success stories

Tecalum Industrial: Remarkable time and cost savings in the industrial sector thanks to 3D printed tooling

For Tecalum Industrial, implementing 3D printing into their day-to-day activities resulted in a great return on investment. Not only they significantly reduced the cost of producing customized tooling, jigs, and fixtures but they also save a remarkable amount of time by fabricating these parts in-house.

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Materials for 3D printing & In-depth on fibre-filled

Which is the strongest 3D printing material? And… is stronger always better? In this webinar, Materials Engineer Dario Destro will walk you through the different 3D printing filament types currently available in the market and their properties, with a special emphasis on fiber-filled materials.

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Success stories

TensaBelt: iterating to perfection thanks to 3D printing

TensaBelt has revolutionized its workflow since incorporating 3D printing for functional validation on their product design process. This technology has enabled them to create many iterations of each part at a low cost, ensuring to always achieve the desired result when it comes to the development of their queue management systems.

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Success stories

Tensabelt: achieving maximum efficiency thanks to 3D printed tooling

Tensabelt has revolutionized its workflow since incorporating 3D printing to fabricate 100% functional customized tooling, which enables them to maximize efficiency, reducing a significant amount of time and costs in their production process of queue management systems.

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Success stories

Improving surgical operations using the BCN3D Sigma 3D Printer

Thanks to the BCN3D Sigma 3D Printer, surgeons of the Hospital Universitario Puerta del Mar are revolutionizing modern medicine by creating 3D printed replicas of organs and bones to practice before the operation and to better know what they are going to operate. This improvement in surgical planning allows to shorten the time of the operation and increase its effectiveness, as well as improving patient safety.

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How to print

Printer setting

Extruder temp.
180º C - 210º C
Bed temp.
65º C Sigma & Sigmax
45º C Epsilon
Cooling fan
40 - 80 mm/s
Min. layer height
0.08 - 0.2 mm

For BCN3D Stratos users:

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

Bed adhesion:

To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.


Store it in an airtight container with desiccant.