PLA

The Most Economical Thermoplastic for Stratasys F123 Series Printers

PLA thermoplastic material is made using renewable resources making it biodegradable and bioactive. This material serves as a low-cost option for fast-draft part iterations during your prototyping processes. Available for use on the office-friendly Stratasys F123 3D printer series, PLA offers a higher stiffness than ABS, and its low melting point and HDT means less heat and power are required to produce printed parts.

PLA works well at high speeds, specifically fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 Series, for use in quick concept verification and the design development process. PLA offers good tensile strength and is available in a wide range of colours. Ideal applications for PLA include early concept modelling and fast prototyping.

FDM (fused deposition modelling) is the industry’s leading additive manufacturing technology pioneered by Stratasys. The F123 series harnesses FDM technology, allowing for the production of professional-quality models, prototypes and parts in a wide range of production-grade thermoplastics including PLA.

Available in 11 different colours, including black and white as well as a selection of transparent colours, the use of PLA offers a wide range of versatility. Teamed with PLA material, parts created using Stratasys F123 3D printers are strong, durable and dimensionally stable with the best accuracy and repeatability- making the series ideal for building components with complex geometries in nearly any shape and size.

Material Ideal Solution for:

  • Quick concept models
  • Quick visual design verification
  • Inexpensive prototype/parts
  • Lost casting models to create metal parts
  • User-friendly in office environments

Discover more about the Stratasys F123 3D printing series here, or contact an SYS Systems expert to learn more about the savings you could experience through integrating PLA thermoplastic materials into your rapid prototyping processes. You can do this by email: info@sys-uk.com or phone: 01283 585955.

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