ABS is a commonly used filament suitable for making more durable and stronger parts than with PLA, as it can stand higher temperatures, it is slightly more flexible and can be easily painted. It can be treated with acetone or acetone vapor to give it a glossy finish (be careful) and to make the object stronger or to solidly glue parts together. Use HIPS as support material for printing ABS. ABS shrinks when it cools so you should use an enclosed printer with warm and steady air temperature (> 25°C) in order to prevent delamination or warping.
Concept modeling, Educational projects, Design projects, Ideal for functional prototypes stronger than PLA.
- High impact resistance, slightly flexible.
- UV, heat and abrasion resistance.
- Ideal for post-processing for a shiny, smooth surface (advanced users).
Recommended printer settings
|Print bed temperature (first/later)
||+/- 0.02 mm
||+/- 0.03 mm
||1.05 g/cm 3 (ISO 1183/B)
|Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) (220ᵒC/10kg)
||38 g/10 min (ISO 1133)