3D Printing With ABS Filament
ABS filament, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is the most popular FDM 3D printing material for professional applications. It has a low production cost and is relatively easy to machine, making it an ideal material for mass production of everyday products.
ABS is a common thermoplastic used for injection molding, to make Lego, instruments, sports equipment and more. It’s a strong and heat resistant filament, with awesome post processing options.
ABS Applications and Guidelines
- concept models
- gadgets and figurines
- display models
- models with moderate functional and testing properties
- Typical melting temperature: 230-250°C
- Typical softening temperature: 105°C
- Print surface: PET, Buildtak, Perforated build plate
- Bed temperature: 90-110 °C
ABS Pros Vs Cons
- Large range of colours
- High softening temperature
- Can be post processed with acetone
- Heated build plate required for printing
- Unpleasant printing fumes
- ABS parts have a tendency to curl and warp
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