ABS or PLA?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by PumpkinMage, Mar 2, 2016.

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ABS or PLA?

  1. ABS

    3 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. PLA

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. Both

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Exotic Filament

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. PumpkinMage

    PumpkinMage Active Member

    Its all in the title! Do you prefer ABS, PLA, or both? Please explain why you prefer one over the other in your comment, thank you!

    (For those of you who don't know, ABS and PLA are types of 3D Printing Filament.)
     
  2. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    But...but...why isn't food an option :pizza:?
    I think both have advantages and disadvantages. ABS is stronger but stinks when printing. PLA is more eco-friendly and smells better, but I really wish plastics with greater durability and nicer finishes such as polycarbonate would be used more in 3D printing...then I could start 3D printing cosplay pieces.
     
  3. PumpkinMage

    PumpkinMage Active Member

    Lol, yeah I know that people with really good 3D printers print out cosplay stuff, but its usually at 100 microns and with 75% infill.
     
  4. DennyW

    DennyW Active Member

    I have no preference but I primarily use PLA. PLA is also surprisingly dense and sturdy. I printed a 18x3 in truss bridge model with 5 shells and 50% infill and it held quite a bit of weight before collapsing.
     
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