Model Rocket printed with Stratasys PLA FDM printer material

Available with:
F170   /   F370

PLA (polylactic acid)

– Low-cost material option for fast-draft part iterations
– Low melt temperature = fast print speeds
– Available in multiple colors and translucent blends
– Breakaway support material only


Potential applications:

– Low-cost iterations
– Conceptual prototypes



Material Description

Polylactic Acid otherwise known as PLA is an entry-level grade of thermoplastic material. PLA is commonly associated with the ‘hobbyist’ FFF based printers because it builds well in systems that do not have closed-loop thermal control of the build chamber. It is offered on the F123 platform as a low-cost material for conceptual designs and form factor analysis when project goals dictate quick iteration and minimal cost. It is also an excellent fit for schools and educators tasked to expose students to advanced technologies without blowing the budget on expensive materials.



Behavior and Use:


PLA Material IZOD Impact


27 J/m

PLA Material HDT

HDT @ 66 psi

53 °C

PLA Material Flexural Strength


84 MPa (XZ Axis), 45 MPa (ZX Axis)

PLA Material Tensile Strength


45 MPa (XZ Axis), 26 MPa (ZX Axis)

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