ABS filament is generally very durable and strong, slightly flexible and quite resistant to heat. 3D printers able to process ABS plastics normally operate with a hot end (the heated part melting the plastic, before it¡¯s forced through the print nozzle) at a temperature around 210-250¡ãC. Therefore, a 3D printer able to process ABS is necessarily equipped with a heated printbed, in order to prevent warping or cracking of the printed materials. ABS is the cheapest 3d printer filament and until recently was the favourite material of the 3D printing community. The material is suitable for a very large variety of purposes, especially as it can easily be sanded (to smooth the printed objects and remove jagged edges) and painted. Printed or broken parts can simply be glued together with ABS glue and it is easily soluble in acetone (i.e. nail polish remover). ABS is generally available in white, black, red, blue yellow and green colors or transparent and has a matte appearance.
- High strength, good toughness
- Density is small, when printing larger volume model lighter, save money;Cost-effective, can be processed in wide range temperature
- ABS softer than PLA
- 1 kg /plastic spool packaging, can be automatic feed
- To be applied to a variety of 3D printer, Makerbot, UP plus, Mendel, Zortrax, Prusa, series, etc.?