Ultrafuse® PLA 

One of the most used materials for 3D printing

Ultrafuse® PLA is Poly-Lactic-Acid, a biodegradable polymer with a low melting point. It is an easy material to print with and Ultrafuse® PLA gives a smooth printing result.

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PLA is one of the most used materials for 3D printing. Ultrafuse® PLA is available in a wide range of colors. The glossy feel often attracts those who print display models or items for household use. Many appreciate the plant- based origin of this material. When properly cooled, PLA has a high maximum printing speed and sharp printed corners. Combining this with low warping of the print makes it a popular plastic for home printers, hobbyists, prototyping and schools. Ultrafuse® PLA is based on food-safe raw materials (granulate), which are suitable for food contact applications according to the European Plastics Regulation.

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Recycled Packaging


Generally recyclable

Benefits at a Glance

  • Large color range
  • Easy to print
  • High success rate
  • Repeatability
  • Unique properties
  • Relatively low printing temperatures
  • Non/extremely low warpage/shrinkage

Example Applications

  • Prototyping
  • Color comparison

Material Properties

  • Tensile Strength (MPa): 21.2 (ZX), 34.7 (XY)
  • Flexural Modulus (MPa): 1715 (ZX), 1708 (XZ), 1860 (XY)
  • Elongation at Break: 1.2 % (ZX), 4.2 % (XY)
  • Impact Strength Izod notched (kJ/m2): 1.6 (ZX), 2.1 (XZ), 3.3 (XY)
  • Impact Strength Izod unnotched (kJ/m2): 4.7 (ZX), 9.6 (XZ), 11.0 (XY)
  • HDT @ 0.45 MPa: 65 oC

Printing Guidelines*

  • Nozzle Temperature: 210-230 °C
  • Build Chamber Temperature: -
  • Bed Temperature: 50 - 70 °C
  • Bed Material: Glass
  • Nozzle Diameter: ≥ 0.4 mm
  • Print Speed: 40-80 mm / s

*The product data is provided in good faith and represents typical properties based on our current knowledge and experience; these data are not to be construed as specification limits or mini- mum values. Product properties may be changed without notice. This document does not create any liability, warranty or guarantee of product performance. It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine the suitability of Ultrafuse® products for the intended application.


We select the best raw materials available from renowned suppliers. Dedicated people, highest standards. Production on our state-of-the-art computer-controlled machinery guarantees a truly consistent filament, also between colors and batches.

It will perform as expected, every time.

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