ABS is a widely used engineering thermoplastic with high durability and fine feature detail. Printed ABS has up to 80% of the strength of injection-molded ABS, making it highly suitable for functional applications. This material is opaque and available in several color options. Applications include snap-fits, end-use components, jigs and fixtures, concept modeling, and testing for form, fit and function.

Technical Specifications

Standard lead time Minimum of 5 working days, depending on part size, number of components and finishing degrees (online & offline orders)
48 hours (Fast Lane orders)
Standard accuracy ± 0.15% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)
Minimum wall thickness 1 mm
Layer thickness 0.25 mm
Maximum part dimensions 914 x 610 x 914 mm (offline orders)
600 x 500 x 600 mm (online orders)
250 x 250 x 300 mm (Fast Lane orders)
Surface structure Unfinished parts typically have a rough surface but all kinds of fine finishes are possible.
FDM parts can be sandblasted, smoothed, colored/impregnated, painted and coated.

Datasheet

  Units ASTM# Range
Density g/cm³     1.05 
Tensile Strength MPa  D638   22 
Tensile Modulus MPa  D638   1627 
Flexural Strength MPa  D790   41 
Flexural Modulus MPa  D790  1834 
Notched Izod Impact J/m  D256  107 
Unnotched Izod Impact J/m  D256  214 
Heat Deflection Temp °C D648  at 0.45 MPa: 90
at 1.81 MPa: 76 
Elongation at Break     6

Actual values may vary with build condition

Finishing Degrees

Finishing Support removal Sandblasting Smoothing Primer Coating/Paint
Normal
Building layers visible
   
Spray Paint    
Spray painted according to RAL color
Dead Matte Paint
Our most matte option, with gloss factor of 10%
Matte Paint
Gloss factor of 30%
Satin Paint
Gloss factor of 50%
High-Gloss Paint
Our most glossy option, with gloss factor of 90%
Soft Touch
Soft touch coating according to RAL color (translucent)

How Does Fused Deposition Modeling Work?

FDM is a filament-based technology where a temperature-controlled head extrudes a thermoplastic material layer by layer onto a build platform. A support structure is created where needed and built in a water-soluble material.

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