This model rocket was 3D printed using four colors of PLA, white, black, transparent blue and transparent red.

PLA is a renewable plastic material offered as a low-cost material option for fast-draft part iterations.

Economical and User-Friendly 

PLA, a thermoplastic made from renewable resources, produces quick, economical design concepts in 11 color options, including transparent. PLA offers fast printing, good tensile strength and a high stiffness ratio, and requires less heat and power to print parts.

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Quick Design Concepts at Low Cost

PLA works well at high speeds, specifically fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 Series. Get quick concept verification and design development while keeping material expenses down. Available in transparent colors, use PLA to 3D print see-through prototypes such as tail lights and blinkers. PLA offers good tensile strength, high stiffness, a low melting point and low HDT, which means less heat and power are required to print.

BEHAVIOR AND USE

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Izod Impact, Notched

27 J/m

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HDT

53°C

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Flexural Strength

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

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Tensile Strength

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

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Students gain high-demand skills with 3D printing at Dunwoody College of Technology.

Expanding Applied Learning

Dunwoody College of Technology

Dunwoody incorporates hands-on, applied learning using 3D printing across the curriculum. Students learn critical thinking along with practical, real-world skills that are in high demand.

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