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PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) - Our MakerBot Replicators is the only printer we have that is capable of printing with PLA plastic. MakerBot PLA Filament is a bioplastic derived from corn. It is guaranteed not to contain any heavy metals, phthalates or BPA. Want further information about PLA? Visit MakerBots MSDS.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) - ABS is an oil-base plastic which allows it to have a higher melting point as well as being sturdier. The down side of this material is that it is not recyclable. For further information look visit Stratasys MSDS page.