LW-PLA, short for "Lightweight PLA," is an invention by colorFabb designed for 3D printing applications where reducing the weight of the final printed objects is crucial. This filament is particularly well-suited for printing items like RC (Radio-Controlled) planes, cosplay props, and other lightweight components. What sets LW-PLA apart is its active foaming technology, which allows it to achieve a lower density and reduced weight in 3D prints while still maintaining adequate strength. This means that when you use LW-PLA, the resulting parts are incredibly lightweight, making it an ideal choice for applications where weight is a critical factor. LW-PLA offers the advantage of being easy to work with after printing. It can be cut, trimmed, and sanded with ease, allowing for post-processing and fine-tuning as needed.

The DO-31 Project

@joelvlashof was so kind to invite us to his workshop, where many amazing projects are born. His workshop is an absolute dream and would make many makers among us pretty jealous. Joel uses a variety of 3D printers, laser cutters and has plenty of space for storing filaments.

The DO-31 project is incredibly impressive. For its size, it’s surprisingly light due to smart construction and the use of our signature LW-PLA. We can’t wait to see it doing its first test flight!


How to print LW-PLA?

To guide you on your journey with LW-PLA, colorFabb offers a tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the best results when printing with this innovative filament. Whether you're a seasoned 3D printing enthusiast or a newcomer to the craft, this tutorial equips you with the knowledge and techniques necessary to harness the full potential of LW-PLA.

Click on the button to access our tutorial, where you can acquire the expertise needed to unlock the extraordinary capabilities of LW-PLA and bring your lightweight, high-performance creations to life.


You've been using LW-PLA for years and absolutely love it, but you do notice the effect of the sun on your RC plane when you've been out flying mid-summer. That's why colorFabb introduced LW-PLA-HT, all the greatness of LW-PLA, but with a higher temperature resistance! 

If that sounds like the solution for you, read our blog on how to upgrade LW-PLA to LW-PLA-HT

LW-PLA-HT comes in four stunning matte colors, White, Black, Dark Grey and Olive Green.



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