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General prototyping applications including concept models, early prototyping and functional prototyping, ideal for applications requiring significant UV exposure or require long-term durability and weather resistance

About the Material

Similar chemical makeup to ABS plastic but offers three improvements: better mechanical properties, superior aesthetics and it’s UV resistant

Max Print Size

914 x 609 x 914 mm

About the Material

ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) is a 3D printing filament known for its excellent UV resistance and durability. It has properties that make it suitable for a variety of outdoor and industrial applications. Here are some common applications for ASA in 3D printing:

Outdoor Signage: ASA is often used to create outdoor signs, lettering, and advertising displays due to its UV resistance, which prevents fading and degradation in sunlight.

Automotive Parts: ASA is used to produce automotive components like exterior trim, mirror housings, grilles, and brackets due to its resistance to heat, UV radiation, and impact.

Aerospace Components: In aerospace applications, ASA can be used for producing exterior components and housings that need to withstand extreme environmental conditions.

Prototyping for Product Design: ASA is suitable for creating prototypes of products that are intended for outdoor use, allowing designers to assess both form and function.

Architectural Models: ASA is used to create architectural models and prototypes of building designs, especially when models are placed outdoors for presentations or exhibitions.

Custom Outdoor Fixtures: Designers and engineers can 3D print custom outdoor fixtures such as lighting enclosures, drainage components, and protective covers for electrical equipment.

Consumer Electronics Housings: ASA is used to create durable, impact-resistant housings and enclosures for consumer electronic devices that may be used outdoors or in rugged environments.

Planters and Garden Accessories: ASA’s weather resistance makes it suitable for producing garden planters, outdoor furniture, and decorative garden accessories.

Sports and Recreation Equipment: ASA can be used to manufacture components for sports equipment and recreational gear, including bike accessories, kayak parts, and protective gear.

Boat and Marine Components: Due to its resistance to water and UV exposure, ASA is used to produce marine components such as boat accessories, handles, and fixtures.

Pool Equipment: ASA is suitable for creating components for pool equipment and accessories that are exposed to chlorine and outdoor conditions.

Exterior Architectural Elements: ASA can be used for creating exterior architectural elements like decorative trim, column covers, and window surrounds.

Industrial Equipment: ASA is used for producing industrial components and machinery parts that need to withstand outdoor conditions, including heat and UV exposure.

Educational Models: ASA is employed in educational institutions to create models and prototypes for science and engineering projects that require durability and outdoor exposure.

Utility Boxes and Enclosures: ASA can be used to create utility boxes, electrical enclosures, and outdoor equipment covers that provide protection against the elements.

Roofing Components: In construction, ASA is used to create roofing components like vents, shingles, and gutter parts due to its weather resistance.

ASA’s combination of weather resistance, UV stability, and durability makes it a preferred choice for outdoor and industrial applications, where exposure to harsh environmental conditions is a concern. It offers the advantage of retaining its properties and appearance over extended periods of outdoor use.

Material Properties

Ultimate Tensile Strength

Metric: 27 MPa
Imperial: 3900 PSI

Elongation at Break


Modulus of Elasticity

Metric: 1950 MPa
Imperial: 282800 PSI

Flexural Strength

Metric: 48 MPa
Imperial: 6960 PSI

Highest Operating Temperature (C)

Metric: 91C
Imperial: 195F

Material Datasheet

Why Use This Material

FDM 3D printed ASA is commonly utilized for general prototyping applications including concept models, early prototyping and functional prototyping. Due to its UV resistance, it is ideal for applications requiring significant UV exposure or those that require long-term durability and weather resistance.


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