3D printing has a long history dating back to the early 1980s. At that time, ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
) was the first 3D printing material developed. Since then many new printing materials have been developed including PLA (Polyactic acid). Many have predicted that it’s only a matter of time before ABS is completely replaced by the cornstarch-based, biodegradable PLA material, but ABS still ranks among the most favorite 3D printing materials.