ABS

Category: ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)

Material Information

Name: ABS
Source: 3DXTech
Description:

ABS filament is one of the most common materials used in 3D printing today. It easily molds when heated, and sets evenly when cooled. ABS filament is used by a variety of manufacturing industries for parts requiring structural integrity and detail, and is ideal for “wear and tear” projects. It is commonly used in rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing environments to test product impact resistance and durability.

Documentation:
  • Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
  • 3ntr Printing Guide
  • Related Info:
  • SSI Dozuki Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+the+Smart+Slicer+Interface+(SSI)+Slicing+Software/133
  • KISSlicer Dozuki Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+the+KISSlicer+Slicing+Software/135?lang=en
  • Printer Compatibility:

    3ntr

    ABS
    ABS

    Purchase Options

    Company Available Colors
    BuyTrakParts.com Buy Now Natural, Black

    Recommended Support Materials

    Mechanical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Ultimate Tensile Strength ISO 527 42 MPa
    Tensile Modulus ISO 527 1950 MPa
    Elongation at Break ISO 527 10 %
    Flexural Strength ISO 178 76 MPa
    Flexural Modulus ISO 178 1985 MPa

    Thermal Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    HDT @ 0.45 MPa ISO 75 95 °C
    Glass Transition Temperature DSC 105 °C

    Physical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Density ISO 1183 1.05 g/cm³

    Print Settings

    Subject 3ntr
    Extruder Temperature
    • 242 °C
    Bed Temperature
    • 125 °C
    Bed Preparation
    • Clean with isopropyl alcohol before and after printing.
    Cooling Fan
    • Yes
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Heated Chamber
    • Yes
    Notes
    • Always print with HEPA Filter ON.
    • Always make sure the chamber door is closed.

    Material Management

    Subject 3ntr
    Drying

    Temperature:

    • 60°C - 70°C

    Dry Time:

    • Heat Only  → 4 hours
    • Heat + Vacuum → 2 hours
    Recommended Support Material
    • SSU00
    • SSU09
    Storage
    • Keep safe from moisture and sunlight.
    Compatible Materials
    • ABS
    • TPU 75D
    • TPU 85A
    • TPU 95A

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter KISSlicer (0.4mm) KISSlicer (0.6mm) SSI (0.4mm) SSI (0.6mm)
    Material Profile Name ABS Black 0.4 ABS Black 0.6 ABS ABS
    Layer Height 0.2 mm 0.24 – 0.36 mm 0.16 – 0.2 mm 0.2 – 0.28 mm
    Loops 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
    Skin 1 1 1 1
    Infill 16.7% – 20% 16.7% – 20% 16.7% – 20% 16.7% – 20%

    General Comments

    Characteristics

    • High temperature resistance, flexibility, machinability and strength
    • Impact, wear and tear resistant
    • Easy to post-process
    • Good mechanical properties
    • Strong electrical insulation properties

    Applications

    • Injection molding
    • Functional prototypes
    • End use parts and manufacturing tools
    • Electronic and mechanical enclosures, covers, and cases
    • Automotive parts and components, natural finishes, painted, plated, and coated
    • Pipe systems, musical instruments, home appliances, keyboard caps, Lego, canoes, and even flat-screen TV’s and computer monitors
    • Virtually all toys

    Considerations

    • Strong and toxic fumes, so ensure the HEPA filter is running during a print, and the chamber is always closed.
    • It requires proper temperature management, as it must cool slowly to avoid cracks or split layers, so it is critical to use the material profiles provided by 3ntr, when you are learning to print.
    • Proper bed adhesion: It is prone to warping, so it is highly recommended to use support material rafts (for 3ntr printers).
    • UV sensitivity: ABS is UV sensitive, so it can sustain damage by direct sunlight. For this reason, it’s not really recommended to print outdoor parts with ABS. PETG and ASA are good alternatives for such applications.
    • ABS requires special care during storage, as it’s a mildly hygroscopic material (absorbs water). Moist filament will affect your prints, so try as much as possible to store ABS in a dry container when not in use, or ask about our Material Management System (MMS).

    Printing Skill & Experience - Beginner

    • Small learning curve – but you can overcome them by following the printing guide instructions.
    • Enclose the printer: ABS is sensitive to drastic temperature changes, so make sure your 3D printer is closed.
    • Use a heated bed: This is mandatory. ABS has a high thermal contraction, so when the first layer cools down it shrinks in volume, causing deformations like warping.