ASA

Category: ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate)

Material Information

Name: ASA
Source: 3DXTech
Description:

A UV-resistant, weatherable polymer, our ASA has a low-gloss matte finish that makes it a perfect filament for end use parts – especially when you don’t want the high-gloss surface finish often associated with many other 3D printing materials such as ABS or PETG.
ASA’s superior UV, heat and wear resistance makes it an ideal material for outdoor applications that will experience exposure to the sun and weather. ASA’s exceptional mechanical and thermal properties—coupled with excellent UV-stability—is why this filament is  used by the Auto, Marine, and RV industries for exterior applications.

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

    3ntr

    Airwolf

    Blade made from ASA
    ASA - Keylock wrench assembly tool for key switch of the TRAK TMC Impeller made from ASA ASA red/black - alignment jig Bracket made from ASA ASA - red/black - T-slot cleaners 2-color labels made from ASA

    Purchase Options

    Company Available Colors
    BuyTrakParts.com Buy Now Black, Red, Natural

    Recommended Support Materials

    Mechanical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Ultimate Tensile Strength ISO 527 45 MPa
    Tensile Modulus ISO 527 2010 MPa
    Elongation at Break ISO 527 10 %
    Flexural Strength ISO 178 78 MPa
    Flexural Modulus ISO 178 2000 MPa

    Thermal Properties

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

    Physical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Density ISO 1183 1.07 g/cm³

    Print Settings

    Subject 3ntr
    Extruder Temperature
    • 245°C
    Bed Temperature
    • 105°C
    Bed Preparation
    • Clean with isopropyl alcohol before and after printing.
    Cooling Fan
    • Yes
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Heated Chamber
    • Yes
    Chamber Temperature
    • 70°C
    Notes
    • Always print in a closed chamber.
    • Always have your HEPA filter turned on while printing.

    Material Management

    Subject 3ntr
    Drying

    Temperature:

    • 60°C – 70°C

    Length:

    • Heat only → 4 hours
    • Heat + Vacuum → 2 hours
    Recommended Support Material
    • SSU00
    • SSU09
    Storage
    • Keep safe from moisture and sunlight by using desiccant and dark air tight containers, or a Material Management System.
    Compatible Materials
    • ABS
    • TPU 75D
    • TPU 85A
    • TPU 95A
    • iGlide 180-PF

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter KISSlicer (0.4mm) KISSlicer (0.6mm) SSI (0.4mm) SSI (0.6mm)
    Material Profile Name ASA Natural v4, ASA Black v4 ASA Natural v6, ASA Black v6 - -
    Layer Height 0.16 - 0.2 mm 0.16 - 0.2 mm 0.16 - 0.2 mm 0.2 - 0.28 mm
    Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm 0.4 mm 0.4 mm 0.6 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

    • Excellent UV Stability / UV Resistance
    • High impact, wear, and heat resistance
    • Durable
    • Excellent surface finish

    Applications

    • Mirror Housings
    • Cowl Covers
    • Radiator Grills
    • Sensor Housings
    • Items for outdoor use
    • Manufacturing aids and fixtures
    • End-use parts
    • Production tools
    • Functional prototypes
    • Automotive exterior parts
    • Housing components
    • Sporting goods
    • Garden equipment

    Considerations

    • Releases potentially dangerous fumes, therefore ensure your HEPA filter is always ON while printing.
    • Mildly sensitive to moisture, so make sure to dry & store properly. We recommend purchasing a dry box, or Plural's Material Management System (MMS), to help reduce moisture from the storage environment.
    • Requires a high bed temperature and heated enclosure, which all of our printers provide.
    • Parts can crack, warp and/or shrink due to the makeup of the material, but our print settings can help override many of these potential issues.

    Printing Skill & Experience - Beginner

    • ASA, like ABS, is easy to 3D print.