Take your designs to the next level with these unique colours. Available in either 1.75 or 3mm diameters. The colours included are: Purple, Orange, Pink, Silver, Gold, Grey, Brown, Christmas Green, Galaxy Blue, Yellow Gold, Fluorescent Blue, Fluorescent Green, Fluorescent, Red, Fluorescent Yellow, Glow in the Dark Blue, Glow in the Dark Green, Grey to white, Purple to Pink, Blue Green to Yellow Green, Blue to White, White to Purple and White to Blue
ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
ABS is an oil based thermoplastic and one of the most common plastics in use today. For the purposes of 3D printing, it is an excellent choice as the objects that you print can be used as working parts in assemblies or other situations, the same way any plastic part can be used. ABS filament is available in a multitude of colours and two standard thicknesses, 1.75mm and 3mm
Softens at 90ᵒC (also known as the “glass transition” temperature)
Melts at 105ᵒC
It can be extruded at 180ᵒC
It needs to be extruded at 230-240ᵒC to bond properly to the previous layer.
Bed temperature should be around 90-110ᵒC
Bed preparation can be done with a glue stick or ABS/acetone slurry.
ABS is soluble in acetone.
Handily, ABS parts can be easily glued together either by using neat acetone or an acetone/ABS slurry. The resultant join will be easily as strong as the parts themselves. This makes creating a large part from sections quite easy and is something you should take into account if you need to create an object larger than the print volume of your machine.
ABS is hygroscopic, that is, it will absorb water from the atmosphere. It should be stored in a container with a lid and some form of desiccant to keep the air inside dry. ABS that has become affected by moisture will tend to bubble as it leaves the extruder nozzle and the result will be a rough, porous surface to your print