ABS Filament

 

ABS is a strong and stiff filament that is low-cost, easy to use and great for durable parts.

What is ABS?

 

ABS stands for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. This material was one of the first plastics that was printed with industrial 3D printers. Now, many years later, ABS is still a very popular material, thanks to its low cost and useful mechanical properties. However, it is only reserved for the advanced user, because it has a higher melting temperature. ABS has to be printed on a heated print bed within a temperature controlled chamber, otherwise warping will occur.

What is PETG Filament

ABS stands for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. This material was one of the first plastics that was printed with industrial 3D printers. Now, many years later, ABS is still a very popular material, thanks to its low cost and useful mechanical properties. However, it is only reserved for the advanced user, because it has a higher melting temperature. ABS has to be printed on a heated print bed within a temperature controlled chamber, otherwise warping will occur.

Properties

 

ABS is a strong and tough material that is resistant to heat and impact. ABS is non-flexible and can withstand high pressures which makes it great for industrial applications.

Properties

ABS is a strong and tough material that is resistant to heat and impact. ABS is non-flexible and can withstand high pressures which makes it great for industrial applications.

ABS Composition

 

ABS is made from petroleum products so printing with ABS is best done in a ventilated room. ABS is composed of a blend of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. The first provides heat and chemical resistance, the second provides impact resistance and strength, and the last provides ABS with a low layer visibility for a smoother finish.

ABS COmposition

ABS is made from petroleum products so printing with ABS is best done in a ventilated room. ABS is composed of a blend of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. The first provides heat and chemical resistance, the second provides impact resistance and strength, and the last provides ABS with a low layer visibility for a smoother finish.

The advantages of ABS filament

Durable, hard and rigit material

Prints at high speed

High impact strength

Mechanical properties

Good chemical resistance

applications

 

The most well known ABS product is the LEGO plastic block. However, ABS is ideal for industrial use thanks to its ability to withstand high temperatures. It is durable and reliable so it can be implemented in end-products. Some of the many implementations are in the automotive industry where ABS is used to construct dashboards, bumpers and other automotive hardware.

applications

The most well known ABS product is the LEGO plastic block. However, ABS is ideal for industrial use thanks to its ability to withstand high temperatures. It is durable and reliable so it can be implemented in end-products. Some of the many implementations are in the automotive industry where ABS is used to construct dashboards, bumpers and other automotive hardware.

Ensure good ventilation during 3D printing

 

During printing of ABS filament a strong odor is released, which many people find unpleasant. Therefore, it is wise to print ABS with good ventilation. The average temperature at which ABS can be printed is 225 to 250 degrees Celsius.

Ensure good ventilation during 3D printing

During printing of ABS filament a strong odor is released, which many people find unpleasant. Therefore, it is wise to print ABS with good ventilation. The average temperature at which ABS can be printed is 225 to 250 degrees Celsius.

Specifications

Diameter: 1.75 mm
Weight: 1 kg
Print temperature: 220-240°C
Melt temperature: 277-146˚C
Print bed temperature: ±60˚C
Storage: Cool & dry (15-25°C), away from UV light.
Note: The values shown are an indication and could differ between different printers. Please refer to our support page for more information
  • Strength
  • Flexibility 
  • Stiffness
  • Print Temperature
  • Ease of Use

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