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  • Silver ABS Basic

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    ABS filament of silver color that presents a great resistance, tenacity and durability.

    ABS is a plastic formed from acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. It's called engineering plastic because it's a material with superior mechanical and thermal properties than conventional plastics, which also implies greater printing difficulties.

    Due to its composition, ABS has the following properties:

    • Acrylonitrile provides hardness, resistance to high temperatures, resistance to chemical products and rigidity.
    • Butadiene offers temperature toughness, especially when it's low and impact resistance.
    • Styrene provides more rigidity and mechanical strength.

    The combination of these three blocks makes ABS a plastic widely used in industrial sectors such as the automobile or in products in common use (toys, electrical appliance housings, etc.). As a consequence of its widespread use in the industry, this material was one of the first to be used in 3D printing together with PLA.

    Contrary to PLA, ABS can be easily post-processed: machining, polishing, drilling, gluing or painting with ease and without the need for special tools or products.

    MaterialPLA BasicABS Basic
    Machining possible
    Coating possible
    Requires Hot bed
    Warping tendency
    Gives off odors
    Table 1: Comparison of printing properties and characteristics of PLA and ABS Basic.

    ABS Basic Silver Filament is a 3D printing filament made in Europe. The main characteristics of this material are its resistance, toughness and opacity. ABS Basic Silver is available in 1 Kg spools and in diameters of 1.75 mm and 2. 85 mm; formats compatible with a large number of 3D FDM printers on the market. ABS Basic Silver stands out from other filaments of the same material for its great value for money; offering very good results at an affordable and competitive price.

    3D printing with ABS Basic Silver filament has some complexity compared to other materials. The optimal extrusion temperature for ABS Basic Silver is around 230ºC, slightly higher than PLA. ABS Basic Silver requires the use of a heated bed, which must be between 90 ºC and 120 ºC. It's also recommended to cover the printer bed with Kapton Tape, BuildTak, DimaFix, Magigoo or with 3DLac to achieve a good adhesion of the first layer and thus avoid possible deformations such as Warping.

    It should be noted that ABS Basic Silver is a hygroscopic material, which means that it absorbs moisture from the air. This can cause a decrease in print quality. To keep the filament free of moisture, it's recommended to store the spools in vacuum containers such as those from PrintDry or use a PrintDry II filament dryer.

    In the usage tips tab you will find more interesting information to get the best results using this ABS Basic Silver filament in your 3D printer.

    Impact strength (KJ/m2) 44.2
    Elongation at break (%) 40
    Tensile strength (MPa) 42
    Flexural strength (MPa) 68
    Flexural modulus (MPa) 2255
    Surface hardness 9
    Softening temperature (ºC) 105
    Machinable Machinable
    Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

    3D printing with ABS filament is slightly more complex than with PLA filament. In the case of ABS filament, it's necessary that the printing base is hot, between 90 ºC and 120 ºC. In addition, the extruder temperature must be between 215 ºC and 230 ºC depending on the color used.

    It should also be remembered that ABS plastic suffers from the phenomenon called "warping", which causes the first layer of parts to peel off from the base of the 3D printer. For this reason, it's recommended to use Kapton Tape, BuildTak, DimaFixMagigoo or with 3DLac to achieve a good adhesion of the first layer and thus avoid possible deformations such as "Warping".

    When generating the print file, it's recommended to configure the “raft, which consists of creating a first thick layer, like supports, that will not undergo this contraction and on which the piece will be printed. The downside to using the raft is that this first coat will look less smooth. It's recommended to lower the density of the “infill” parameter so that the piece stores less heat. Regarding the “brim” parameter (the membrane that is created around the piece) it's recommended to adjust it in thicknesses never greater than 5mm to help the first layer not peel off.

    If you need to print very thin and tall parts, the material will not have enough time to harden in each layer of printing, and deformations could result. To solve this problem, we recommend printing at least 2 pieces spaced at the same time in the printer base. In this way, while the extruder moves from one piece to another in each printing layer, the plastic has enough time to harden, achieving a much better result. The article on our 3D printing blog explains about the main questions of 3D printing in PLA and ABS.

    As for the temperature of the interior where it's going to print, it's recommended that it be controlled and that there are no drafts. Finally, we recommend printing with ABS Basic in a well-ventilated room, as the vapors that are released during printing with ABS filament are not entirely healthy.

    General information
    Manufacturing Europe
    Material ABS
    Format Spool of 1 kg (2.3lb)
    Density 1.04 g/cm3
    Diameter of filament 1.75 or 3 mm
    Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
    Filament length ±339 m (Ø 1.75 mm)
    ±136 m (Ø 2.85 mm)
    Color Silver
    RAL/Pantone (approximate) RAL 7046
    Print settings
    Printing temperature 220-240ºC
    Print bed temperature 90-120ºC
    Chamber temperature Not necessary
    Cooling fan Not Recommended
    Mechanical properties
    Izod impact strength (ASTM D256) 442 J/m
    Charpy impact strength -
    Elongation at break (ASTM D638) 40 % 
    Tensile strength (ASTM D638) 42 MPa 
    Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638) -
    Flexural strength (ASTM D790) 68 MPa
    Flexural modulus (ASTM D790) 2255 MPa
    Surface hardness (ASTM D785) Rockwell 110
    Thermal properties
    Softening temperature (ASTM E2092) 105ºC 
    Melting temperature 200ºC
    Specific properties
    Transparency  75% opacity
    Additional Information
    HS Code 3916.9
    Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm (Ø 1.75mm)
    160 mm (Ø 3mm)
    Diameter coil (inner hole) 53 mm (Ø 1.75mm)
    40 mm (Ø 3mm)
    Coil Width 70 mm (Ø 1.75mm)
    100 mm (Ø 3mm)

    * The typical values detailed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.

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