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With over 35 years of experience, the TriMech Group offers a comprehensive range of design, engineering, staffing and manufacturing solutions backed by experience and expertise that is unrivalled in the industry. The TriMech Group's solutions are delivered by the divisions and brands shown here, use the links above to visit the group's websites and learn more.

Eco Thermoplastic

PLA is a renewable plastic material offered as a low-cost material option for fast-draft part iterations.

Quick, economical design concepts available in 11 color options, including transparent. PLA offers a higher stiffness than ABS and its low melting point and HDT mean less heat and power required to print parts.

PLA works well at high speeds, specifically fast-draft mode on the Stratasys F123 Series, for quick concept verification and design development.

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PLA Material Profile

Learn more about the benefits of FDM printed parts

Take a closer look at Stratasys PLA 3D Printing.

PLA provides the speed of fast-draft mode while keeping material expenses down. Spend less, create more.

This value-priced material is user-friendly and is made from renewable resources.

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Main Uses

PLA model material is ideal for quick concept and verification models with good tensile strength

PLA Material Applications

Conceptual modeling

Functional prototyping

Verification models

Manufacturing Aids

PLA Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material

Tensile Strength, Yield
(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)
ASTM D6386,580 psi3,790 psi45 MPa26 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate
(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)
ASTM D6386,990 psi3,830 psi48 MPa26 MPa
Tensile Modulus
(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)
ASTM D638440,730 psi368,200 psi3,039 MPa2,539 MPa
Elongation at Break
(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)
ASTM D6382.5%1.0%2.5%1.0%
Elongation at Yield
(Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)
ASTM D6381.5%1.0%1.5%1.0%
Flexural Strength
(Method 1, 0.05”/min)
ASTM D79012,190 psi6,570 psi84 MPa45 MPa
Flexural Modulus
(Method 1, 0.05”/min)
ASTM D790425,010 psi358,290 psi2,930 MPa2,470 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D7904.1%1.9%4.1%1.9%
IZOD impact – notched
(Method A, 23 °C)
ASTM D2560.5 ft-lb/inN/A27 J/mN/A
IZOD impact – unnotched
(Method A, 23 °C)
ASTM D2563.6 ft-lb/inN/A192 J/mN/A
Volume ResistivityASTM D2572.9E+15 ohm-cm3.24E+15 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-981.512.33
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-980.0030.005
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A154 V/mil293 V/mil
Specific GravityASTM D7921.264 g/cc

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Service

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.

FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

Our FDM production machines are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.

With the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.

Gain new possibilities

TriMech's FDM 3D printing service will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.

Industries we work with are able to cut lead times and costs, we help clients to deliver better products and get to market faster.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in PLA?

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