High Performance Polymers

Ultrafuse® PLA


General Information

PLA is one of the most used materials for 3D printing. Ultrafuse® PLA is available in a wide range of colors. The glossy feel often attracts those who print display models or items for household use. Many appreciate the plant-based origin of this material. When properly cooled, PLA has a high maximum printing speed and sharp printed corners. Combining this with low warping of the print makes it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists,prototyping and schools.


Benefits at a Glance

  • Large color range

  • Easy to print

  • High success rate

  • Repeatability

  • Unique properties

  • Relatively low printing temperatures

  • Non/extremely low warpage/shrinkage

Material Properties

  • Tensile Strength (MPa): 21.2 (ZX), 34.7 (XY)

  • Flexural Modulus (MPa): 1715 (ZX), 1708 (XZ), 1860 (XY)

  • Elongation at Break: 1.2 % (ZX), 4.2 % (XY)

  • Impact Strength Izod notched (kJ/m2): 1.6 (ZX), 2.1 (XZ), 3.3 (XY)

  • Impact Strength Izod unnotched (kJ/m2): 4.7 (ZX), 9.6 (XZ), 11.0 (XY)

  • HDT @ 0.45 MPa: 65 °C

Material Properties

Chemical and Environmental Properties