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ABS PLASTIC

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS Polymers) is a widely used thermoplastic throughout the industry. When combined with FFF systems, the material is ideal for rapid prototyping. ABS comes in the form of a filament. It is well suited for cost-effective prototypes and models requiring form and visual validation.

ABS Polymers filament comes in white color, and the parts have a rough surface finish. Since parts are fabricated using FFF technology, support structures are generated on the parts. Removal of support structures may leave burr marks on the surface. The surface can later be polished to achieve a relatively better surface finish.

Natural Color: White

Maximum bounding box: 300 x 300 x 300 mm

Accuracy: (+/-) 300 µm

Average turnaround time: 3-4 business days

With Post-Processing: + (1-2) business days depending on the post-processing options chosen.

ABS material properties - abs

Highlights

  • Honeycomb structure to make the models hollow
  • Easy material to work with for post-processing
  • Best ABS Material properties

Limitations

  • Rough surface finish
  • Support structure generation

Applications

  • Cost-effective prototypes
  • Prototypes for form testing
  • Concept models

Material data

ABS is a widely used thermoplastic material in the industry. It is well suited for cost-effective prototypes and models requiring form and visual validation. Download our ABS Material properties

ABS Design Guidelines for 3D Printing

ABS material properties - wall thickness

Wall thickness

  • For a given part geometry, the minimum wall thickness should be at least 1.2mm.
  • For decent strength: 1.5mm.
  • For rigid wall: 2mm.
ABS material properties - minimum details size

Minimum detail size

  • The minimum supported feature thickness: At least 0.8 mm.

ABS material properties - support

Support Structures

  • Since ABS parts are fabricated in Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technology, support structures are generated on part geometries with overhangs and unsupported features.
ABS material properties - emboss

Embossing and Engraving:

  • Recommended fonts for a clear, legible text: Arial, Gothic
  • Letter strand width: at least 0.8mm
  • Embossing height: at least 0.7mm
  • Engraving (cavity) depth: at least 0.7mm
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Overhangs

  • If the length of the wall is greater than 50mm (5 cm), then a minimum wall thickness of 2.5mm should be kept to impart decent strength.