ABS is a common thermoplastic polymer used for Fused Deposition Modeling and Injection molding applications. This engineering plastic is popular due to its low production cost and how plastic manufacturers machine the material.

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Features and applications

  • Good balance of impact
  • Chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Tensile Strength
  • Surface Hardness
  • Rigidity
  • Electrical Characteristics

[Print Size]
800x800x500 MM

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.

[Print Effect]
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.

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Impact Resistance
Structural Strength and Stiffness
Chemical Resistance
Excellent High and Low-Temperature Performance
Great Electrical Insulation Properties
Easy to Paint and Glue


Weatherability (damaged by sunlight)
Solvent Resistance
Hazardous When Burned
Limited Uses in Association with Food Industry
Higher Price Than Polystyrene or Polyethylene

Industry application recommendation

Refrigeration Industry
3D Building Materials
Machine Prototype Construction
Vacuum Construction
Keyboard Keys
Power-Tool Housing
Wall Socket Face-Guard

Material parameters

Download ABS DataSheet Here



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