Its glass transition temperature is approximately 105 °C. ABS is amorphous and therefore has no actual melting point. ABS is a terpolymer made by polymerizing styrene and acrylonitrile in the presence of polybutadiene.
ABS plastic properties contribute mainly to its popularity across several industry sectors. As a result, you can find products made from ABS worldwide in multiple domestic, commercial, and specialist settings, from computer keyboard keys to LEGO.
When the three monomers are combined, the acrylonitrile develops a polar attraction with the other two components, resulting in a challenging and durable product. The different amounts so f each monomer can be added to the process to vary the finished product further.
Standard: Support structures are removed and some light sanding is performed at the support locations. FDM parts will generally show clear layer lines known as stepping. If a smooth surface finish is required right off the machine, then they should consider other 3D printing technologies.
Custom: Custom surface finishes like painting and additional sanding can be requested.
Structural Strength and Stiffness
Excellent High and Low-Temperature Performance
Great Electrical Insulation Properties
Easy to Paint and Glue
Weatherability (damaged by sunlight)
Hazardous When Burned
Limited Uses in Association with Food Industry
Higher Price Than Polystyrene or Polyethylene
3D Building Materials
Machine Prototype Construction
Wall Socket Face-Guard
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