3D Printing Materials

ABS-Like

At a glance

Process

Polyjet

Lead Time

24 hrs (rush)
2 days (standard)

Colors

Off-white

Resolution

0.016 mm

Price

$$$

Applications

Simulates ABS plastics, with high temperature resistance and toughness.

About the material

ABS-like is our closest representation of Injection Molded ABS in a printed material. It has the same high resolution appearance as VeroWhite, but the material is much stronger and more durable.

As with all PolyJet materials, there is less risk of warping or shrinkage on large parts because instead of heating and melting a plastic, this technology uses a UV light to cure a photopolymer resin.

Material Properties

Tensile Strength

55 MPa (8000 PSI)

Elongation at Break

25%

Modulus of Elasticity

2600 MPa (370000 PSI)

Flexural Strength

65 MPa (9500 PSI)

Material Finish

ABS-like is one of our highest resolution 3D printed materials (same as Vero), but is stronger and has a higher temperature resistance compared with Vero. The material finish is an opaque white and is perfect for high accuracy parts. The layering or stepping is minimally visible due to the color and high resolution of this manufacturing process.

Design Recommendations

Max Part Size [x, y, z]

490 × 390 × 200 mm
19.3 × 15.4 × 7.9 in

Min Clearance + Gaps for Fit

0.2 mm offset on each wall is the recommended gap for enclosures.

Min Wall Thickness

1 mm min

Internal Cavities

Internal cavities are highly discouraged with ABS-LIKE due to the water-based support material that will swell and change the geometry overtime if left inside. Note that support material that has no direct line of sight inside a cavity cannot be cleaned out.

Threads & Inserts

For ABS-Like, we recommend you use either press or heat inserts.

Text Guidelines

Text should be embossed by at least 1.0 mm to stay visible after printing. Text should also be at least 1.5 mm thick in all areas.

Tolerance

Tolerance for ABS-Like is +/- 0.004”, or +/- 0.001” per inch, whichever is greater.

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