ABS(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a thermoplastic polymer material of high strength and good toughness and easy molding processing.Currently,it is a common materia The advantage of ABS is that it is not easy clog the extrusion nozzle,smooth surface,easy to post-processing. However, it is with high shrinkage when printing larger item and it is easy to warp.
Black ABS Filament
ABS, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a multipurpose material commonly used in 3D printing. ABS is the same material that Lego bricks are made out of and is a great plastic for fully usable parts. Final products made with ABS are very durable, withstand a wide range of temperatures, and tend to be more flexible and less ‘brittle’ than those in PLA. Acetone can be used post-process to provide a glossy look to your finished ABS product. ABS is best used with a heated bed, as ABS contracts when cooled and large parts will pull off of a non-heated bed.
- Recommended Extrusion Temperatures: 230°C-245°C
- Spool Dimensions (Aprox.): 200mm Total Diameter x 56mm Inner Hole Diameter x 70mm Height
- Dimensional Accuracy: ±0.1mm
- Density: 1.03 g/cm³
- Molding Shrinkage: 0.4-0.6%
- Length(Aprox): 330 m
All filament comes sealed in a bag with desiccant. We recommend keeping it stored that way until you are ready to use it. Spools not in use should be kept in an airtight container.
Tips and Tricks for Printing in ABS
- Get the first layer right! Most prints succeed or fail based on the first layer. Be sure to level the print bed and to home the printer. Then print onto Kapton tape to help make sure your print sticks to the bed throughout the whole print. An alternative to printing on Kapton tape is to print with a heated bed. Heat the bed to 80°C-110°C.
- If your first layer fails to stick to the bed
1. Make sure the bed is level.
2. Make sure the bed is hot enough.
3. Make sure that the ambient temperature of the print environment isn’t too hot or cold (or else adjust accordingly).
4. Make sure you put the adhesive on the bed.
5. Make sure the print head is close enough to make a nice squished first layer.
6. Make sure you run the extruder enough before your print starts so there is filament going onto the bed during the entire first layer. In MatterControl you can set how much material you would like to extrude before the print starts, either with loops, or if your an expert GCode commands.
Kapton/PET tape is a great way to print ABS. It makes a great shiny bottom layer and the heated bed ensures that your parts stay nice and flat.
- Temperature is King – each time you try a new filament realize that you may need to experiment with the ideal print temperature for your machine. Each machine is a little different so start with our suggested range (230°C-245°C) and move up or down in 5 degree increments until your prints look perfect.
- If you are printing too hot,You will see more strings between the separate parts of your print and you may notice that the extruder leaks out a lot of plastic while moving between separate areas of the print. If this happens you should try to incrementally lower the temperature by 5 degrees until the extruder is not leaking so much material. .
- If you are printing too cold You will either see that the filament is not sticking to the previous layer and you are getting a rough surface, or you will get a part that is not strong and can be pulled apart easily. In either case, you should increase the temperature by 5 degrees and try again until you get good line segments on every layer and have a strong part when done printing.
*3d printers have lots of different types of hot-end which makes it extremely difficult to give aan temperature advice. We feel our temperature advice holds for most 3d printers, but should be considered as a starting point for you to find the temperatures that work in you setup. Don’t be afraid to go either higher or lower then our advised temperatures if you feel your set-up needs this.
– 1kg /spool, 8 Spools/ctn.
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