Load these pellets into a compatible extruder to create filament for building objects in your 3D printer.
Durable ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) has high impact strength and toughness and is stronger and harder than PLA. It has a high melting point and requires a heated build platform to prevent uneven shrinkage, layer distortion, or warping. ABS is petroleum based and should be used in 3D printers with an enclosed build area and proper ventilation. It is ideal for building moving parts, automotive components, and tools.
Derived from plant products, PLA (polylactic acid) is a compostable thermoplastic that provides more sharply defined details than ABS and does not emit harmful fumes when heated. It has a lower melting point than ABS and does not require a heated build platform for printing. PLA is less flexible and more brittle than ABS and is well suited for high print speeds and building consumer products or toys.