This three-block copolymer based on Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene, more commonly known as ABS, is one of the most popular thermoplastics in 3D printing with plastic. The parts printed with ABS have an excellent price/quality ratio. In comparison to PLA, the other great plastic commodity for 3D printing, its mechanical properties and resistance to high temperatures are superior, although its definition of details is inferior. Each of the three blocks contributes a different characteristic: the Acrylonitrile provides rigidity, resistance to chemicals, durability, and stability in high temperatures; the Butadiene offers toughness to especially low temperatures and shock resistance; and Styrene provides mechanical resistance, rigidity, and gloss.
3D printing with ABS is more complex than with PLA as it requires more control over the temperature in the printing chamber. The base also has to be heated to 90°C and the extrusion at 240°C.
Constant mechanical properties up to 100°C. Parts printed with ABS may be well post processed, it is common to sand, glue, drill, etc. ABS is a popular material for 3D printing, so we always have it available and in stock, guaranteeing an unbeatable delivery time.
– Send us your 3D file ready to print.
– If you do not have the file, send us the item and we will create the CAD file.
– If you need a design from zero, our designers will gladly prepare a quote for you.
– We will create the process file adapted to the technology and materials that will be used to produce your item.
– We prepare and condition the printer to guarantee optimum quality.
This step is key when meeting your requirements, and it is one that we are highly specialised in.
The removal of the printing support structures, heat treatments, and surface finishes (blasting, polishing, tooling) are some of the most common post processes.
The ABS filament that we use at Addimen is of a premium category thanks to the purity of its additives, the homogeneity of its properties, and its robustness. It also does not contain any prohibited substances for parts printed to be used in electric or electronic appliances.
3NTR is one of the leading professional plastic printer manufacturers. Its large AS model has a liquid cooled extruder that allows engineered plastics to be printed.
Large items can be printed up to 600x325x500 mm.
One of the best qualities of the 3NTR-A2 is that almost any FDM developed filament can be used.
We design conformal cooling channels for plastic and aluminium injection inserts. With our inserts the cycle time is improved in addition to the quality of the injected item.