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.


  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 Primer Sanding Coating/Paint
Building layers visible
Spray Paint
Building layers visible
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)

Design Guidelines

We’ve put together our trusted tips, tricks and best practices to get you off to a solid start. If you’ve been wondering whether this material allows for interlocking parts or embossing, or if you just want to avoid common design mistakes, check out this handy design guide.

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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.