ABS (Acrylnitril-Butadien-Styrol-Copolymerisat) 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 of up to 95 degrees, oils, fats and various chemicals.
Properties 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 resistance||95°C|
|Storage||At 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:
|Extrusion temperature:||220 – 240 °C|
|Print bed temperature:||88 °C (1. layer)100 °C (ab 2.Schicht)|
|Activated carbon filter:||required|
Post-processing of ABS
The following post-processing methods can be used with ABS:
- gluing with acetone, 2-component glue or superglue
ABS plastic is the most commonly used plastic as a filament for professional 3D printing.
- ABS needs an extrusion - or nozzle temperature of 220 °C - 240 °C,
- a heating bed temperature of at least 80 ° C
- a heated chamber with at least 70 ° C
It is important to note the following points:
- Set the heating bed to at least 80 ° C
- Drive the first shift at 50% speed
- Use a roughened, cleaned and suitable printing surface
ABS is only partially UV-resistant and can become brittle when exposed to sunlight. For outdoor applications, we recommend our UV-resistant ASA filament.