Filament 1.75mm - ABS
For use on printers equipped with a heated print bed.
ABS is a commonly used thermoplastic polymer, comprised of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. (Hence ABS.) ABS has a higher mechanical resilience thanks to the butadiene rubber.
ABS will shrink as it cools after extrusion. When printing large parts, this shrinking will cause the printed parts to warp. Increasing the ambient temperature of the printer will reduce the shrinking effect.
When making mechanical parts, especially parts exposed to higher temperatures, ABS offers a great combination of heat resistance and strength compared to PLA.
|Full name||Acrylonitirile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)|
|Linear CTE||~74 (um/m K)|
|Glass temperature (Tg)||108 C|
|Recommended extruder temperature (varies by printer)||215-245 C|
|Shrinkage when cooling to room temperature||High|
|Recommended heated bed temperature (varies by printer)
|Shrinkage when cooling to elevated ambient temperature||Moderate|
|Recommended filament packing density||PD=0.86|
Please note: For our Glow in the Dark filament, like most high-performance glow-in-the-dark products, the Strontium-Aluminate glow pigment contained in this filament is abrasive. This filament should be printed at a lower temperature than is usual for ABS to obtain the best looking results.