ABS (3D Printed)

abs 3D printing plastic material

At a Glance

Process

Lead Time

Colors

Resolution

Price

Applications

24 hours
Black, white, neutral
0.25 mm
$$
Strength & complex geometries

About the Material

ABS is a plastic material that's great for mechanical strength and early stage rough prototypes. ABS is a cost-effective material for initial prototyping applications, and with post-processing options it can offer better surface finish than PLA.

Material Properties

Tensile Strength

Elongation at Break

Modulus of Elasticity

Flexural Strength

58 MPa (8400 PSI)
6%
2200 MPa (320000 PSI)
58 MPa (8450 PSI)

Material Finish

ABS has a matte finish with distinguished extrusion lines as the result of low-resolution (0.1 mm) layering. ABS comes in three colors, which each vary slightly in terms of finish: Black, White, and Neutral.

Black ABS is somewhat more shiny than its Neutral and White counterparts and is comparable to the finish of black PLA.

ABS in color Neutral has a more milky finish, while White ABS has the least shiny finish of the three.

Design Recommendations

Max Part Size [x, y, z]

Min Clearance + Gaps for Fit

Min Wall Thickness

914 x 610 x 914 mm
36 x 24 x 36 in
0.5 mm
1.5 mm for guaranteed parts
1 mm min

Internal Cavities

All internal cavities will have support material inside.

Threads and Inserts

For ABS, we recommend you use heat stake inserts. For more information, check out our article on The Best Fasteners for 3D Printed Parts.

Text Guidelines

Engraved text (indented) is recommended over embossed, since ABS is not able to capture fine details very well.

Cost Saving Tip

For larger production orders (> 25 units), contact us for volume discount pricing.

Related Resources

Fictiv 3D Printing Material Datasheet