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ABS Sandy

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ABS based filament with mineral fillers that give a sandy appearance.

Treed filaments, a manufacturer renowned for its wide range of FDM 3D printing materials, stands out for its sector-specific filament families, such as architecture.

The filaments developed by Treed filaments for the architectural sector include ABS Heritage BrickABS Caementum and ABS Sandy, among others. All these materials have an ABS base with mineral fillers and pigments that give the filaments a surface finish reminiscent of brick, cement or sand, depending on the filament.

Sandy ABS filament is an ABS-based filament with mineral fillers that offers a sand-like finish.

Sandy ABS filament
Image 1: Sandy ABS filament. Source: Treed filaments.

Thanks to its ABS base, Sandy ABS filament inherits from this material some of its most representative properties, such as its mechanical properties and the possibility of being easily machined or post-processed.

ABS is a plastic made of acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. It is referred to as an engineering plastic and is a widely used material in industry. However, ABS is more difficult to print than other materials such as PLA, due to its printing requirements and the need to use an FDM 3D printer with a heated bed.

Sandy ABS 3D printed parts are sand-coloured and have a rough surface finish that helps hide imperfections and layers derived from FDM or FFF printing technology.

In addition to the material's own finish, the user can post-process the parts by sanding to smooth the surfaces. If the user is looking for a polished finish, they can choose to use a fine-grit water-based sandpaper.

Sandy ABS is inspired by sand sculptures and aims to give 3D printed parts with this filament a look and feel that is true to sand. Sand sculptures are usually built on beaches, but can also be built on riverbanks or even using sand from quarries. Sand sculptures are considered an art form because of the complexity that the works can reach.

Part printed with Sandy ABS filament.
Image 2: Part printed with Sandy ABS filament. Source: Treed filaments.

Thanks to Sandy ABS filament, artists, archaeologists or architects can produce pieces with the unique finish offered by sand, without the need to work in the environments described above and without having the limitations posed by sand modelling.

Thus, some of the most outstanding applications of this filament are as follows:

  • Artistic production of sculptures.
  • Manufacture of decorative products such as vases or figures.
  • Manufacture of architectural scale models with realistic finishes.

The use of architectural filaments such as ABS Sandy expands the creative possibilities for artists, craftsmen, architects or archaeologists, bringing original, eye-catching and realistic finishes to 3D printed pieces.

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 16
Tensile modulus (MPa) 2500
Softening temperature (ºC) 102
Machinable Machinable
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Sandy ABS filament shares many of the printing properties of ABS. Therefore, the user must have a FDM/FFF 3D printer with a hot bed that can reach a temperature between 90 and 110°C. In addition, the printing temperature ranges from 220 to 240°C. It is recommended to work with this material on closed 3D printers, or to work in environments where drafts or sudden temperature changes can be avoided.

As with standard ABS, parts 3D printed with Sandy ABS may suffer from warping during the printing process. It is therefore recommended to use specific adhesive products such as Magigoo or Dimafix to ensure proper adhesion to the printing surface.

The particulate content of this filament can be abrasive, which can degrade the inside of brass nozzles. It is therefore recommended to use a hardened steel nozzle.

This material is hygroscopic. To keep this filament free of moisture, it is recommended to store it in vacuum-sealed containers such as those from PrintDry. If the filament has absorbed moisture, it is recommended to use the PrintDry Pro filament dryer for optimal results in the printing process.

After printing with ABS Sandy it is recommended to remove the filament from the hotend and use a cleaning filament to avoid possible clogging.

General information
Manufacturer Treed Filaments
Material ABS + Mineral particles
Format 50 g pack
Spool of 750 g
Density -
Diameter of filament 1.75  mm
Diameter tolerance ±0,05 mm
Filament length -
Color Sand
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 220-240 ºC
Print bed temperature 90-110 ºC
Chamber temperature Not necessary
Cooling fan Not necessary
Recommended printing speed 60-70 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength (ASTM D256) -
Charpy impact strength (ISO 179) 16.8 KJ/m2
Elongation at break (ASTM D702) -
Tensile strength (ASTM D702) -
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D702) 2500 MPa
Flexural strength (ASTM D790) -
Flexural modulus (ASTM D790) -
Surface hardness  -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ASTM E2092) 102 ºC
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency (ASTM D1003) -
Brightness value (ASTM D1003 for 20ºC) -
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) -
Diameter coil (inner hole) -
Coil Width -

* 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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