PLA NX1

Polylactides are polylactic acids belonging to the polyester group and are made up of lactic acid molecules.

PLA NX1 is a biocompatible material derived from renewable resources. It is easy to process and with its properties is open to a wide range of applications.

  • Very good and detailed print quality
  • Easy to use
  • FDA compliant, RoHS and Safety of Toys regulations
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Material Information

Values according to ISO 527

Values according to ISO 527

Values according to ISO 306

Material Properties

Maximum Stress
Maximum Stress
Gut
Elongation at Break
Elongation at Break
sehr robust mit durchschnittlicher Bruchdehnung
Temperature Resistance
Temperature Resistance
bis 60°C
Ease of Printing
Ease of Printing
einfach
Visual Quality
Visual Quality
leicht glänzende und reflektierende Oberfläche
Layer Adhesion
Layer Adhesion
sehr gut
Impact Resistance
Impact Resistance
Gut

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History

The discoverer of the polyactides is the French chemist Théophile-Jules Pelouze, who observed the formation of oligomers and polymers in 1845 during an experiment with lactic acid.

Manufacture

Polyactides belong to the polyesters and are composed of many lactic acid molecules bound to each other.

In the production of the material, lactic acid is fermented via a multi-stage synthesis of sugar. Today, lactic acid is obtained from glucose and molasses. These lactides, as the annular lactic acid molecules are called, can then be polymerized to PLA.

3D-Printing

The PLA filaments used for 3D printing are also not pure PLA plastics, but so-called "PLA blends", i.e. mixtures in which special additives are inserted so that the material can withstand the special application conditions. In most cases, materials are developed and manufactured specifically for the respective conditions. This guarantees high efficiency and consistency. The PLA materials are particularly suitable for beginners due to their ease of use.

Technical data

As a biomaterial, the PLA also has no unpleasant odor in the molten state. In addition, PLA absorbs little moisture during storage and is very UV resistant. The high flammability and good mechanical properties also open up a wide range of applications for this material.

Due to the mechanical properties, not everything is possible during the post-processing of the printed part. Especially drilling and milling should be avoided. It is also not possible to edit with acetone, as the PLA is resistant to acetone. Other machining methods such as gluing, painting or grinding can be carried out without any problems.

Applications

PLA is mainly used in the packaging industry. Particular emphasis is placed on biodegradability. For example, hygiene products or carrier bags are often made of PLA. Again, it is not the raw PLA that is used, but mixtures that have been specially developed for the application. Furthermore, packaging, foils, straws, fibers as suture material in the medical field or composite materials from PLA are also produced.

Areas of Use

Packaging, films, straws, fibres as suture material in the medical field, composite materials

Suitable for beginners, thanks to the easy handling

Wide color range
FDA compliant
RoHS compliant
Reach compliant
Odorless

Showcase

PLA is the most common plastic in 3D printing. Thanks to the easy handling, even beginners can easily create to beautiful print parts. Thus, many different application areas are also open to the material. Everything is possible, from simple works of art to vases, to spare parts for damaged plastic parts.


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