ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is one of the most common technical materials in several industries around the globe. Its an engineering material which combines rigidity and resistance to impacts. It is the ideal material for technical applications and moving parts.
Traditionally a challenging material to print with FFF printers, it has been re-formulated to ensure good interlayer adhesion and to reduce warping. Our grade allows for excellent dimensional accuracy and high durability.
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- Parts under high mechanical stress
- Strong prototypes and end-use parts
- Aesthetic models
- Commonly used on electronic or appliances cases, suitcases and phones
- Precision fits, knobs, lids and buttons
- Rigid models with snap-fit joints
Industrial-grade materials manufactured by BASF and Mitsubishi Chemical and designed to deliver outstanding results for BCN3D printers.
High temperature material that can take a hit
ABS is able to withstand high service temperature. Moreover, its excellent impact strength makes it ideal for those applications where vibrations or blows would fracture materials such as PLA or PET-G.
How to Print
240° C - 260° C
Min. layer height
Enable Raft support:
To prevent chipping the printing surface.
For BCN3D Stratos users:
Get a proper printing profile for ABS using the ones integrated into the BCN3D Stratos.
To ensure good bed adhesion use Magigoo.
- Store it in an airtight container with desiccant
- Enclosure is required for BCN3D Sigma and Sigmax printers
- Once the part is printed, remove carefully the piece to avoid chipping the glass. The removal of the object is easier if you just apply water on the glass
High thermal and mechanical resistance
ABS is perfect for creating parts that are very mechanically resistant, with high thermal resistance properties, as well.
Highly-functional and mechanically strong parts
ABS is ideal for parts under high mechanical stress with and attractive matt finish.
Its great mechanical and thermal behavior make ABS the ideal material for testing prototypes before entering full production.
Product design end-use parts
For the DAYNA motorcycle components in contact with batteries or electronics, such as this light bulb grab, ABS was implemented for its structural resistance, thermal resistance, and low static charge.
Car logo positioning template jig
This template allows the operator to position the sticker of the vehicle's nomenclature in the correct place. This template has a neodymium magnet inside that allows the part to adhere firmly to the sheet metal.
Lower drill positioning tool
The biggest part you can find today in Nissan, this tool is composed of 5 connected parts with a total longitud of 1 metre. This tool indicates the drill placement to the operator. The tool incorporates some bushings so that the part lasts longer and does not damage the plastic, which in this case is ABS.
This fixture made from ABS serves to ensure that this dimensional metrology machine has retained the exact measurements between the design and manufacturing stages.
Product design prototype
While other rovers contain metal conveyor belts, the Clearwater team was looking for something more lightweight. In total, ¾ of the rover is 3D printed: the hulls in ABS for its toughness against sea conditions; ABS for the springs and bridge; TPU for the flexible, rubbery bristles; and PLA for some more rigid parts.
Product design prototype
After a prototyping process using PLA, for the final version of this layered grill and cutter, ABS provided the rigidness needed for the cutter.