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3D Printing Filaments:PLA v.s ABS

ABS(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) and PLA(Polylactic Acid) , the most popular 3D printer filaments(Nylon is a common alternative but we are going to focus solely on ABS and PLA here), are both thermoplastics. They, however, differ in various ways that will make your print either a success or a total failure depending on your choice. In this article we are going to take a closer look at both materials, comparing them in terms of their merits and drawbacks, so that you can make better-informed choices and better quality prints. ABS ABS Pros: great availability;cheap;sleek finishing with acetone. Cons: difficult to work...