Even though PLA 3D printing isn’t as durable or precise as SLA printing, it does still have its uses. PLA, or polylactic acid, is a naturally occurring substance that is completely biodegradable, nontoxic, and safe to use and dispose of. PLA 3D printing is actually better for the environment, so it’s a good idea to use it when you can.
PLA uses renewable resources in printing
PLA is the cheapest of all the 3D printing options, mostly because the material is so inexpensive. It is a good place to start on your manufacturing journey because you can make mistakes, and it won’t cost a fortune to start over. You can also get the filaments in different colors so that you can color code your attempts. All of the filaments are biodegradable and eco-friendly. (more…)