PLA (Polylactic Acid) – Derived from renewable resources and is one of the most commonly used filaments. Great for rigid parts and can handle heat up to 140°F/60°C before starting to degrade. Due to lower temperatures to print, it is great for objects with finer details. Generally used for prototyping.
PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate) – Very durable, outperforms PLA & ABS for strength & flexibility. Very low shrinkage & is ideal for large printings. Chemically resistant to alkali & acid. Can handle heat up to 176°F/80°C before degrading. Can be used for both prototyping & end use applications.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) – ABS is not degradable but recyclable. It can handle higher temps (221°F/105°C) before starting to degrade. It has superior mechanical properties and is used in applications that need strength, flexibility & thermal stability. Can be used for both prototyping & end use applications.