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
Density 1,08g/cm³
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:

ABS print parameters:
Extrusion temperature: 220 – 240 °C
Print bed temperature: 88 °C (1. layer)100 °C (ab 2.Schicht)
Print surface: Kapton
Activated carbon filter: required
Interior heating: >50°C

Post-processing of ABS

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

  • grind
  • fillers
  • paint
  • gluing with acetone, 2-component glue or superglue
  • milling
Questions and answers about ABS filament:
What is ABS plastic?

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.