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Published on August 22nd, 2016 | by Raja Sekhar Upputuri

ABS Filament

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a petroleum-based non-biodegradable plastic used in a very large variety of applications in the industry.

Physical Properties

Generally very durable and strong, slightly flexible and quite resistant to heat.
ParameterValue
Tensile Strength65 MPa
Izod Impact Strength
2.46 – 2.94 J/cm
Tensile Elongation
40%
Flexural Yield Strength
60.6 – 73.1 GPa
Hardness
103-112 Rockwell R
Elongation at Break

23-25%
Flexural Modulus2.25-2.28 GPa

Other Properties

Deflection Temperature

88 ⁰C
Vicat Softening Point
95⁰ C
Max operating temperature88-89 ⁰C
Density1.24 g/cm³
Specific Gravity1.04

3D Printing Details

Technology
FDM
Possible Post ProcessingSanded, glued, painted, applied primer
Molding Shrinkage

0.4-0.8%
Accuracy
0.1-0.3 mm
Min Wall Thickness0.8-1.2 mm
Min Layer Resolution

50 Microns
Melt Flow 18-23 g.10min

Applications

ABS is used to make objects that can withstand rough usage
  1. Functional parts
  2. Prototype models
  3. anatomical models

Design Guidelines

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