Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable polymer, it is dimensionally stable, so there is no need for a heated bed. On the whole, PLA works better in the machine, requiring lower temperatures and giving stronger, more hard-wearing products.
This Filament is ideal for use in all Ultimaker printers.
As PLA is so versatile, it’s a great starting filament to use for the majority of 3D prints. Be weary though, due it being commonplace in the market – there is a lot of poor quality PLA around. People try this, get frustrated that it’s weak and brittle and move onto other materials to 3D Print.
Our advice is to use high-quality PLA. Don’t just write it off as being not strong enough for the variety of prints. You’ll be amazed at the difference. There’s no need to move onto ‘stronger’ filaments like ABS, PETG etc.. until your prints get more advanced.
Typically print with PLA until you find you have a reason to experiment with other materials. When you want to print more exciting/usable products you can experiment with flexible materials.