About: ABS, A brief introduction.

About: ABS, A brief introduction.

ABS plastic is a common material used in 3D printers, as it is cheap, strong, has high stability and can be post-processed in various ways (sanding, painting, gluing, filling and chemical smoothing). When being used in a 3D printer, ABS is known to warp due to shrinkage that occurs while cooling during the printing process. The shrinking can be reduced by printing inside an enclosure on a heated print surface, using an adhesive such as a glue stick or hairspray to ensure the first layer of the print is well stuck to the print surface, or printing with a brim/raft at the base of the print to help increase adhesion to the print surface. ABS is only used in FFF/FDM 3D printers, as resin 3D printers can not melt plastic.

Filament Properties Table
3D PRINTING FILAMENTABS
Density(g/cm3)1.04
Heat Distortion Temp(℃,0.45MPa)78
Melt Flow Index(g/10min)12(220℃/10kg)
Tensile Strength(MPa)43
Elongation at Break(%)22
Flexural Strength(MPa)66
Flexural Modulus(MPa)1177
IZOD Impact Strength(kJ/㎡)29
Durability8/10
Printability8/10
Recommended printing parameters
Extruder Temperature(℃)230 – 270℃
Recommended temperature:240℃
Bed temperature(℃) 95 – 110°C
Fan Speed 0%
Printing Speed 40 – 100mm/s
Heated Bed Required
Recommended Build SurfacesHigh temperature tape, PVP solid glue
Feature
Flexible——
Elastic——
Impact Resistant
Soft——
Composite——
 UV Resistant——
Water Resistant——
Dissolvable——
Heat Resistant
Chemically Resistant——
Fatigue Resistant——
Need drying——
Heated Bed Required
Print recommendPrint in an enclosed space, minimize the overhang angle structure in the model





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