Makerbot Method PLA Black 1.75mm 750g

Precision PLA. Compatible with Makerbot Method.

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PLA (polylactic acid) is a great material for early concept models because it is easy to use, office-friendly, and works well with breakaway supports which print faster and can be removed faster than dissolvable supports. PLA is a corn-based plastic and is considered biodegradable under industrial processes. PLA is strong in tensile strength and modulus relative to other base polymers, which may be surprising to some because it is generally viewed as a fairly basic material. One potential downside of PLA is its brittleness – if it fails, it fractures catastrophically whereas some of the other polymers may bend.

Printer Compatibility

Makerbot METHOD PLA is compatible with the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer using the Model 1 extruder.

Storage & Drying

When the material is not stored in the material bay, store MakerBot Method PLA material in the included vacuum-sealed metalized polyester bag. This helps avoid moisture absorption from air and long-term exposure to humidity which can compromise material quality and performance. Make sure the built-in desiccant is in the spool to absorb any moisture exposure during the material loading process.

If you notice that the surface quality of your supports is uneven or the color is not consistent, this is a likely indicator that the filament has absorbed too much moisture. Spools of Makerbot Method PLA can be dried inside the Makerbot Method 3D printer.

Technical Data

Data based on Makerbots internal testing of injection molded specimens of METHOD PLA filament.

Mechanical Property Value Testing Method
Tensile Modulus 3600 MPa ASTM D638, 50 mm/min
Tensile Strength at yield 62 MPa ASTM D638, 50 mm/min
Flexural Modulus 2600 MPa ASTM D790, 15 mm/min
Strain at Yield - Elongation >4.4%  
Notched Impact Strength 32 J/m ASTM D256

Thermal Properties Value Testing Method
Heat Deflection 49 - 52°C  ASTM 648, 66 psi

For full SDS and technical data sheets for Makerbot METHOD PLA and other filaments. Contact us to enquire!

Net Weight 750g
Diameter 1.75 mm
Spool Smart Spool for Makerbot Method


Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A:  MakerBot Method PVA is a compatible support material for Makerbot Method Precision PLA

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