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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
ABS is an extra strong impact resistant filament, ideal for 3D printing of solid objects. Due to the process stability and physical properties of ABS is a widely used in the thermoplastic polymer industry. The material is also very light and durable. This makes ABS ideal for tools, toys and all kinds of utensils. The print temperature of ABS is a little more than the average temperature for ABS. This print extra strong 3D objects from this filament.
The most important mechanical properties of ABS are impact resistance and toughness. A variety of modifications can be made to improve impact resistance, toughness, and heat resistance. The impact resistance can be amplified by increasing the proportions of polybutadiene in relation to styrene and also acrylonitrile, although this causes changes in other properties. Impact resistance does not fall off rapidly at lower temperatures. Stability under load is excellent with limited loads. Thus, changing the proportions of its components ABS can be prepared in different grades. Two major categories could be ABS for extrusion and ABS for injection moulding, then high and medium impact resistance. Generally ABS would have useful characteristics within a temperature range from −20 to 80 °C (−4 to 176 °F)