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PLA Filament for 3D Printers

3D-Fuel Standard, Workday & Pro PLA Filament Comparison

3D-Fuel specializes in PLA Filament. So much so that we have three different types of PLA that we offer. This can sometimes cause users to ask "Which PLA to I need for my printer?"  And the answer is, of course, "It depends."

Our Standard PLA, or Polylactic Acid, is among the most popular 3D printing materials in the world because it is easy to print and strong. This is what most people are referring to when they say "PLA."

3D-Fuel Workday PLA filament is stronger and more heat resistant than Standard PLA and even stronger than ABS, especially if you anneal it after printing. 

Pro PLA has higher impact strength than ABS and Standard PLA with a heat resistance rivaling that of ABS! It is also slightly more flexible than Workday PLA.

The chart below provides more information about the differences in these three excellent filaments so you can choose what is best for your job. They all work in most FDM printers that uses one of the two standard sizes of filament. 

Standard PLA Workday PLA Pro PLA
Overall Rating Good Better Best
Material Characteristics Basic Material High Temp Resistance High Temp Resistance + Impact Toughness
Price for 1kg Spool $24.99 $29.99 $31.99
Biobased X X X
Non-Toxic X X X
High Temp Resistance X X
Annealable X X
High Impact Toughness X
Dimensional Precision 4/5 5/5 5/5
Flexibility 1/5 1/5 2/5
Surface Finish Glossy Glossy Matte/Silky
Genuine NatureWorks Ingeo Resin Grade 4043d 3D850 3D870
Available in 1kg Spools X X X
Available in 4kg Spools X X X
Hot End Temperature 180-210C 210-230C 220-240C
Heated Bed Required? No No No
Heated Bed Temperature 50-60C 50-60C 60-80C
Shop Standard PLA Shop Workday PLA Shop Pro PLA
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Midnight Black Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Midnight Black

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Iron Red Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $29.99

    Workday PLA Filament - Iron Red

    Iron Red is the perfect color for any projects that can benefit from a deep, dark red. It looks very rust-like and could be compared to certain re...

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    $29.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Bone White Horizontal Spool
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Bone White

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Cobalt Blue  Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Cobalt Blue

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Charcoal Gray Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $29.99

    Workday PLA Filament - Charcoal Gray

    Workday PLA is made from NatureWorks™ 3D850 and is the first plastic ever designed from the beginning to be used in 3D Printing! Available in 1.75...

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    $29.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Olive Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Olive Green

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Warm Bisque Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Warm Bisque

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Fjord Blue Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
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    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Fjord Blue

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
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  • 3D-Fuel PLA Cobalt Blue Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Cobalt Blue

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Warm Bisque Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Warm Bisque

    Our Standard PLA, or Polylactic Acid, is among the most popular 3D printing materials in the world because it is easy to print and strong. Standard...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Lulzbot Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - LulzBot® Green

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Pistachio Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Pistachio Green

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Grape Purple Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Grape Purple

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Brightest White Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $29.99

    Workday PLA Filament - Brightest White

    Brightest White is one of our new 2020 colors! It is great for everything from prototypes to complete models. It prints well, it looks good and it...

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    $29.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Harvest Gold Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Harvest Gold

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Forest Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Forest Green

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Aquamarine Horizontal Spool 1.75
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Aquamarine

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Lulzbot Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - LulzBot® Green

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel Olive Green Horizontal Spool PLA 1.75
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Olive Green

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Harvest Gold Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Harvest Gold

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Forest Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Forest Green

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Aquamarine Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Aquamarine

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Bubblegum Pink Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Bubblegum Pink

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Fjord Blue Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Fjord Blue

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Bone White Horizontal Spool
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Bone White

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Metallic Gold Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Metallic Gold

    Our Metallic Gold is the most metallic you can get without any metal or abrasives. Just a beautiful color! Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PL...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Metallic Copper Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Metallic Copper

    Our Metallic Copper is the most metallic you can get without any metal or abrasives. Just a beautiful color! Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level ...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Brightest White Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Brightest White

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Caribbean Blue Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Caribbean Blue

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Charcoal Gray Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Charcoal Gray

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Chocolate Brown Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Chocolate Brown

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Grape Purple Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $24.99

    Standard PLA Filament - Grape Purple

    Standard PLA is a basic, entry-level PLA filament. It's available in a broad color selection and uses only virgin NatureWorks Ingeo 4043d PLA resi...

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    $24.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Pistachio Green Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Pistachio Green

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Bubblegum Pink Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Bubblegum Pink

    Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament available for 3D printing your most demanding projects. When you're looking for a tough PLA with excellent te...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Metallic Copper Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Metallic Copper

    Our Metallic Copper is the most metallic you can get without any metal or abrasives! Just beautiful color! Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament av...

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    $31.99
  • 3D-Fuel PLA Metallic Gold Horizontal Spool 1.75mm
    $31.99

    Pro PLA Filament - Metallic Gold

    Our Metallic Gold is the most metallic you can get without any metal or abrasives! Just beautiful color! Our Pro PLA is the best PLA filament avai...

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    $31.99