1. 3D printing
  2. Plastic
  3. ABS

ABS
3D printing

Commodity plastic, improved mechanical and thermal properties compared to PLA.

ABS is a common thermoplastic with good mechanical properties and excellent impact strength, superior to PLA but with less defined details.
Print with ABS

FDM ABS Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Benefits and Limitations

Low-cost
Fast turnaround times

Limited dimensional accuracy
Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price $$$$$ Tolerance ± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Turnaround time < 2 days Wall thickness 0.8 mm
Max part size 100 x 100 x 100 cm Layer height 50 - 400 μm

Standard ABS

ABS (FDM) has good mechanical properties, with excellent impact strength, superior to PLA, but less defined details. Commonly used for enclosure prototypes.

Properties
Material family