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.

Parameter Value
Tensile Strength 65 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 Modulus 2.25-2.28 GPa

Other Properties

Deflection Temperature 88 ⁰C
Vicat Softening Point 95⁰ C
Max operating temperature 88-89 ⁰C
Density 1.24 g/cm³
Specific Gravity 1.04

3D Printing Details

Technology FDM
Possible Post Processing Sanded, glued, painted, applied primer
Molding Shrinkage 0.4-0.8%
Accuracy 0.1-0.3 mm
Min Wall Thickness 0.8-1.2 mm
Min Layer Resolution 50 Microns
Melt Flow 18-23 g.10min


ABS is used to make objects that can withstand rough usage

  1. Functional parts
  2. Prototype models
  3. anatomical models

Design Guidelines