ABS (3D Printed)
At a Glance
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.
Elongation at Break
Modulus of Elasticity
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.
Max Part Size [x, y, z]
Min Clearance + Gaps for Fit
Min Wall Thickness
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.
Engraved text (indented) is recommended over embossed, since ABS is not able to capture fine details very well.