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PLA vs ABS - What's the difference for 3D Printing? (in-depth)

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#plavsabs Learn the differences between 3D printing materials PLA and ABS to make sure you pick the right filament material for your 3d print. We'll discuss, among other things, PLA vs ABS strength, heat resistance, printing process, uv resistance, and stiffness.

00:00 Intro into PLA and ABS plastic for 3D Printing

00:11 Part accuracy. The differences in, for instance, minimum features and tolerances, between PLA and ABS are discussed.

00:58 Costs. The differences in cost for PLA and ABS are mentioned. We'll say some things about the filament.

01:16 Printing process. Here, we'll go over the differences in 3d printing processes between ABS and PLA. Think printing temperature, melting temperature, 3d printer enclosures, complex details, mid-air connections, etc.

02:51 Strength and durability. Next, we'll discuss the difference in strength for PLA and ABS. Here, PLS vs ABS stiffness, brittleness, uv resistance, temperature, tensile strength and more will be mentioned.

04:03 Surface finish and post-processing. Here, we'll have a look at the differences between surfaces finishes and post-processing techniques for ABS and PLA parts.

04:42 Heat resistance. Next we'll go over the differences in PLA vs ABS in relation to heat resistance.

05:00 Biodegradability. Finally, we'll mention the difference between ABS and PLA plastic in relation to biodegradability.

05:30 Lastly, we'll do a short recap of the most important things we learned about the differences between ABS and PLA plastic filament for 3D printing.

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