Is it for me?
ABS is a very strong and versatile material with great thermal resistance. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. ABS is a thermoplastic polymer; that means that just like PLA, it can be melted and crystallized multiple times without degrading too much. ABS, however, melts at a higher temperature than PLA. Higher melting temperature gives ABS great thermal resistance; your prints won’t show signs of deformation up to 98 °C.
ABS includes high wear-resistance synthetic rubber, which makes it very strong and impact resistant. And last but not least, it’s soluble in acetone! This makes it really easy to not only connect multiple parts together, but also allows you to smooth prints with acetone vapors. You still have to be careful when handling acetone, but it’s not anywhere near as dangerous as PLA solvents, for example.
On the other hand, thermal contraction is where ABS makes it really hard to successfully print something. And that’s especially true when printing anything larger. Even with the heatbed at 100 °C, your part may start lifting from the build plate and warp. This, and the unpleasant smell of ABS, is why you should consider getting an enclosure for your printer when printing with ABS. Or at least place the printer in a warm room.
If you need to use your print outside, or just need your print to be stronger, give ABS a shot. After all, it’s what LEGO is made of.
|100 °C *
* You can set the bed temperature between 80 to 110 °C depending the size of an object (larger object means higher temperature)
High impact and heat resistance
Strong and versatile
Soluble in acetone (easy post-processing)
Needs warm room or enclosure
Can be vapor smoothed
This ABS is proudly made in the Czech Republic using high quality Styron Magnum resin. It is clear ABS as it's base and this renders it more translucent.
1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm
We reserve the right to ship weights +/- 5% due to packaging variations.
Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean as described in 3D Printing Handbook.
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Preparation time: 1-3 business days.