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Apr.

2020

PLA vs ABS vs Nylon

PLA, ABS, and nylon are three of the most popular 3D printing materials. All can be extruded on basic 3D printers and, at around $20 per spool, they are among the most affordable filaments available today. Most people focus on the PLA vs ABS debate, but Nylon is a valuable third entrant with different material properties.

PLA and ABS are both thermoplastics. PLA is stronger and stiffer than ABS, but poor heat-resistance properties means PLA is mostl...