ABS

ABS Filament

ACRYLNITRILE BUTADIEN STYROL

ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer) is a high-quality, amorphous, thermoplastic material that is used most frequently in professional 3D printing. The ABS filament is characterized by its resistance to temperatures up to 95 degrees, oils, greases and various chemicals.

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ABS plastic component

Characteristics of ABS filaments

The data sheet and the safety data sheet can be found under the following links:

Extract from the ABS data sheet:

HDT – temperature resistance95°C
Density1,08g/cm³
StorageAt room temperature, protected from direct sunlight and moisture

Printing parameters for ABS filament

The processing parameters may vary depending on the 3D printer model and component. You can download our Simplify3D profiles for ABS from the following links:

ABS printing profile:

Extrusion temperature:220 – 240 °C
Print bed temperature:88 °C (1.Layer)100 °C (starting by the 2nd layer)
Print bed material:Kapton foil
Activated carbon filter:Necessary
Printing tray heating:>50°C

Post-processing of ABS

The following post-processing methods can be used with ABS:

  • Sanding
  • Fillering
  • Coating
  • Gluing with acetone, 2-component glue or super glue
  • Milling

FAQ about the ABS filament

  • What is ABS plastic?

    ABS plastic is the most frequently used filament for professional 3D printing.

  • What are the processing temperatures for 3D printing of ABS?

    • ABS needs an extruder or nozzle temperature of 220 ° C-240 ° C,
    • a printing bed temperature of at least 80 ° C
    • a heated build try with at least 70 ° C
  • What can I do about the warping when 3D printing ABS?

    It is important to note the following points:

    • Set the printing bed to at least 80 ° C
    • Extrude the first layer at 50% speed
    • Use a roughened, cleaned and suitable printing bed surface
  • Is ABS UV resistant?

    ABS is only slightly UV-resistant and can become brittle when exposed to sunlight. For outdoor applications, we recommend to use our UV-resistant ASA filament.