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ABS is a low-cost engineering plastic, widely used for pre-injection molding prototypes. CNC machined ABS is a great option for production-like parts, where detail and mechanical properties are important.
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ABS has a somewhat matte finish (think lego bricks) and can be painted. Certain faces may appear more shiny depending on their geometry and how they’re machined. If painting ABS parts, finish will be dependant of the choice of paint.
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To reduce costs, limit the number of part setups, the number of inspection dimensions or tight tolerances, and deep pockets with small radii.
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Can ABS plastic be machined?
ABS plastic is a low-cost engineering plastic, widely used for pre-injection molding prototypes. CNC machined ABS is a great option for production-like parts, where detail and mechanical properties are important.
What is the best way to cut ABS plastic?
Depending on the desired outcome for the project, ABS plastic can either be cut or engraved using CNC milling.
Common uses of CNC machined ABS plastic?
ABS plastic is an excellent choice for general purpose prototyping, pre-molding prototypes, parts that will receive impact and require toughness, or when low cost is desired.
Can you powder coat ABS plastic?
ABS plastic can withstand the 400°F temperature required to be powder coated. Powder coating ABS plastic gives it more durability, while increasing UV resistance.