Blue Smartfil ABS

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Blue ABS filament with excellent stability and easier to print than other standard ABS.

Blue Smartfil ABS filament is made in Spain for "Smart Materials 3D" to 3D printers. Blue Smartfil ABS filament (1.75mm or 2,85mm) spools are compatible with multiple types of 3D printers. Blue Smartfil ABS filament is a plastic whose main features are that is tough, hard and rigid (mechanical strength), with chemical resistance and abrasion. In addition the Blue Smartfil ABS (1.75mm or 2,85mm) is additive to reduce the warping effect (appears due to the shrinkage of the plastic as it cools affecting the first layer of the piece off the printer dock) and cracking effect (similar to warping but will affect the intermediate layers causing delamination of the piece).

Because additives Blue Smartfil ABS filament (1.75mm or 2,85mm) is much easier to print than other ABS standards, which have also allowed only necessary to have a temperature of bed 60 versus 80-110 ºC of ABS standards. It is also noteworthy Blue Smartfil ABS filament excellent printing stability and regularity.

This ABS plastic is used in some of everyday objects, such as most plastic boxes, toys or housings many electronic devices. Another important feature of Blue Smartfil ABS filament (1.75mm or 2,85mm) is having the ability to absorb water. So if you want to do any container that will contain water, may not be the most suitable material. Unlike the PLA, it is not biodegradable and one of the weaknesses of the ABS is suffering with exposure to UV rays, so that the ASA has emerged as an evolution of ABS materials to alleviate this weakness of ABS.

The optimum temperature for extrusion Blue Smartfil ABS filament (1.75mm or 2,85mm) is around 240 °C, slightly higher than the PLA Smartfil. In the tab usage tips you will find more interesting information to get the best results using this Blue Smartfil ABS filament on your 3D printer. The ABS is a polymer composed of three blocks, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene by what is called terpolymer. Each of the three blocks provides different characteristics. The acrylonitrile rigidity resistance to chemical attack, toughness and high temperature stability. Butadiene, temperature toughness when it is particularly low, and resistance to impact; and styrene, mechanical strength, stiffness, brightness, hardness. If you are interested in learning more about this material can read more on the link.

The Blue Smartfil ABS filament (1.75mm or 2,85mm)  can be machined, grinding, sanding, boring, paint and glue with extreme ease, maintaining a really good finish. In addition, it is extremely durable and has some flexibility. If you want to achieve extraordinary surface finishes using the coating specifically designed for 3D printing you can find in the accessories category called XTC-3D. ABS is soluble in acetone so many users perform 3D printing vapor bath of acetone to obtain smooth and shiny surface finishes. It is advisable for a proper bed cover 3D printer with Kapton TapeBuildTakDimaFix, Magigoo or with 3DLac  you can find in print accessories store.

ABS Smartfil_Filament2print

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 26
Tensile strength (MPa) 45
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2300
Flexural strength (MPa) 65
Flexural modulus (MPa) 2300
Surface hardness 8
Softening temperature (ºC) 105
Machinable Machinable
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance

3D printing with filament ABS is a bit more complex than the PLA filament. In the case of Smartfil ABS filament is necessary that the print base is hot about 60 °C, unlike other ABS standards on which this temperature should be between 80 and 110 ºC, so printing ABS Smartfil is really easier. In addition, the extruder temperature should be around 240 °C depending on the color used. Also worth remembering that the ABS plastic undergoes the phenomenon called "warping" which causes the first layer of the pieces off the base of the 3D printer. So if you are printing large pieces it is advisable to use BuildTak, Kapton Tape, DimaFix, Magigoo or 3DLac so that the pieces do not tend to detach from the base.

It is also advisable to set the "raft", which is to create a first thick layer, such as media, who will not suffer that contraction and on which to print the piece. The disadvantage of using the "raft" is that this first layer will have a less smooth. It is advisable to lower the density of "infill" parameter for the part to store less heat. As for the "brim" (the membrane that is created around the piece) parameter is recommended to set it to never greater thicknesses of 5mm to help the first layer will not peel.

If you need to print very thin and tall pieces, you'll notice that the ABS plastic doesn´t give you enough time to harden in each recording layer and therefore the piece is as if it had melted. To solve this problem we give a very simple advice, it prints at the same time at least two pieces, and place them separate at the base. Thus while the extruder is moved from one room to another in each recording layer, the plastic will have enough time to harden getting a much better result. As for the interior temperature where printed it is recommended to be controlled and no drafts. Finally remember to use your 3D printer in a well ventilated room as the fumes released during printing filament ABS are not entirely healthy.

General information
Manufacturer Smart Materials (Spain)
Material ABS
Format Spool of 0.75 kg or 3.3 kg 
Density 1.04 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance

±0,05 mm (Ø 1.75 mm)
±0,03 mm (Ø 2.85 mm)

Filament length ±299 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.75Kg)
±1319 m (Ø 1.75 mm-3.3Kg)
±122 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.75Kg)
 m (Ø 2.85 mm-3.3Kg)
Color Blue - "Sapphire"
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature ±240 ºC
Print bed temperature 60-100ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Recommended
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength (ASTM D256) 26 KJ/m2
Charpy impact strength (ISO 179) 22 KJ/m2
Elongation at break (ASTM D638) -
Tensile strength (ASTM D638) 44.8 MPa 
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638) 2300 MPa
Flexural strength (ASTM D790) 65 MPa
Flexural modulus -
Surface hardness (ASTM D785) Rockwell 97
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 306) 105ºC 
Melting temperature 200ºC
Specific properties
Transparency  75% opacity
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm (0.75kg spool)
270 mm (3.3kg spool)
Diameter coil (inner hole) 55 mm
Coil Width 70 mm (0.75kg spool)
150 mm (3.3kg spool)

* 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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