3D printing with ASA (a copolymer of Acrylonitrile - Styrene - Acrylate) is very usesul for parts that are going to be exposed outdoors, where ultraviolet light and water are commonplace in the environments they are going to be used in. The mechanical properties of this material, comparable to those of ABS, mean that like items printed with ABS, they are robust, with a good finish, and with the additional benefit that they do not turn yellow or lose colour over time.
3D printing with ASA should be carried out at a bed temperature of between 90-110 °C. The extrusion heads must be between 220-250 °C. In comparison with ABS, there is less warping.
– 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.
Due to the general properties of ASA being similar to those of ABS, their applications are also similar, but all of them are apt to work outdoors, under UV light or with rain.
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.