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.
|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)
406 x 355 x 406 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.
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.
The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. Whether you’re looking for a functional finish like sealing or an aesthetic finish like soft-touch or high-gloss paint, take a look at your wide range of options here.
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.