ABS-ESD

ABS-ESD filament

ACRYLNITRILE BUTADIENE STYRENE ESD

ABS –ESD (for electrostatic discharge or electrostatic sensitive devices) as a 3D printing filament is used for all electrostatically sensitive components. This includes almost all electrical, electronic and optoelectronic as well as numerous electromechanical components. The ABS-ESD filament guarantees the safe and controlled dissipation of electrostatic charges due to its dissipative (energy absorbing) characteristics.

Otherwise, these could cause a short, high electrical or energy pulse, which can impair the function of the components or damage them entirely. ABS-ESD must also be used in many areas for safety reasons, since sudden voltage discharges can lead to explosions. With ABS-ESD thermoplastic filaments 3D printed components can be created, that guarantee safe and permanent dissipation of static electricity.

Fields of application can be found in the electronics and semiconductor sector, for instant in the construction of fans and pumps, but as well in the medical sector. This dissipative property is also necessary wherever powder is used or where dust must not be attracted to the plastic components.

Processing parameters:

Extrusion temperature:240 – 260 °C
Print bed temperature:90 °C – 110 °C
Print bed material:Kapton foil
Pre-dry:70 °C / 2 – 4 h

ABS-ESD is an enhanced version of ABS. Additives were added to the plastic to prevent electrostatic charging.

Because these additives only make up a small proportion of the material, the same filament characteristics apply as for 3D printing of ABS. A closed build tray with an automatic temperature regulation is necessary to avoid tension cracks due to warping and to achieve consistent results.

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Post-Processing

A wide range of post-processing methods are available for ABS. This plastic can be welded, glued, machined and screwed directly or by adding a nut insert during the printing.

Since ABS adheres well to HIPS, support structure can be created by 2-component printing, which can be dissolved by lime detergent after the printing process. By this 2-component print, interior cavities and recesses in the manufactured parts can also be realized.

Solubility / resistance

ABS is resistant to diluted acids, diluted alkalis and oils and can be dissolved in esters and ketones (especially acetone).

Applications

In general is the operating temperature of ABS in between -20 and 95 ° C.

ABS –ESD (for electrostatic discharge or electrostatic sensitive devices) as a 3D printing filament is used for all electrostatically sensitive components. This includes almost all electrical, electronic and optoelectronic as well as numerous electromechanical components. The ABS-ESD filament guarantees the safe and controlled dissipation of electrostatic charges due to its dissipative (energy absorbing) characteristics.

Otherwise, these could cause a short, high electrical or energy pulse, which can impair the function of the components or damage them entirely. ABS-ESD must also be used in many areas for safety reasons, since sudden voltage discharges can lead to explosions. With ABS-ESD thermoplastic filaments 3D printed components can be created, that guarantee safe and permanent dissipation of static electricity.

Fields of application can be found in the electronics and semiconductor sector, for instant in the construction of fans and pumps, but as well in the medical sector. This dissipative property is also necessary wherever powder is used or where dust must not be attracted to the plastic components.

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