ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Not every printer can print the material (printer with hermetic closure recommended), durable up to 100 degrees, very convenient to finish, hard (less brittle than PLA)
Petroleum-based thermoplastic polymer. One of the common filaments, preferred mainly by engineers, due to being lightweight, slightly flexible and durable. Excellent for manufacturing interlocking parts. Removal of supports will be done more easily compared to the use of other types of filament.
ABS is easy to sand or smooth using acetone.
The disadvantage that can not be filled with a product with a thickness thick over 20% filling.
The material has a contraction.
These effects are manifested in models that detach from the printing surface in the middle of a process, with poor connection of the model layers or distortion. (Therefore, a closed compartment is needed to reduce the phenomenon)
Since ABS is oil-based, it is not healthy or pleasant to breathe for long periods of time and it is therefore advisable to work with it in ventilated areas.
There are several tools that help work with ABS:
A. Use a heated surface of the 3D printer (at a temperature of 100 degrees).
B. Apply glue according to the type of surface (some surfaces do not require glue).
235-250 degrees to the top of the printer (Diza)
Work surface temperature – 95-105 degrees (ABS has shrinkage properties. In printers without a closed compartment, care must be taken to adhere to the surface).
Fans: Work without fans.
Closed Printer – working with abs is recommended for users who have a closed compartment – heat concentration in the printing area
Prevents model detachment from the surface and deformation.