ABS vs. PLA
Both ABS and PLA are thermoplastics. There are 11 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14, in this case) are not shown.
For each property being compared, the top bar is ABS and the bottom bar is PLA.
|Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa||2.0 to 2.6|
|Elongation at Break, %||3.5 to 50|
|Flexural Modulus, GPa||2.1 to 7.6|
|Flexural Strength, MPa||72 to 97|
|Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa||37 to 110|
|Heat Deflection Temperature At 455 kPa (66 psi), °C||83 to 110|
Otherwise Unclassified Properties
|Density, g/cm3||1.0 to 1.4|
|Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points||0.79 to 1.4|
|Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points||30 to 44|
|Strength to Weight: Axial, points||10 to 22|
|Strength to Weight: Bending, points||24 to 37|