ABS Material for 3D Printing Guidance

Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Leizi

ABS(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a popular thermoplastic used for making 3D printing models. It is an economical and durable choice for you.

ABS SLA Printing Parts
ABS SLA Printing Parts

Together with PLA and PA, ABS is one of the cheapest plastics for 3D printing and injection molding. It has numerous engineering advantages: excellent impact resistance, durability, and can bear relatively high temperature within 80°C. And it will not deform at all. Meanwhile, there are also disadvantages of ABS for 3D printing. It will emit pungent gas during working and shrink when the ABS parts cool down.

There are several common 3D printing ways to process ABS materials: FDM(Fused Deposition Modeling), SLS(Selective laser sintering), and SLA(stereolithography). Different processing ways will make ABS prototypes and parts with various results.

FDM is a common form of desktop 3D printing. It passes heated plastic fibers through a flat extrusion nozzle and a control system to make ABS plastic parts.

SLS rapid prototyping uses a laser to solidify and bond particles of plastic into layers to create 3D objects.

SLA rapid prototyping makes the ABS parts by exposing a layer of the ABS liquid resin to a UV laser beam. Through building layer by layer, we can get the final products.

SLA Rapid Prototype
SLA Rapid Prototype

The common applications of  ABS 3D printing parts are toys, auto parts, electronic housings, etc.

At Ruitai, we often choose ABS parts by SLS(Selective laser sintering) and SLA(stereolithography). There are around 30 sets of SLS and SLA machines available in our factory.

Regarding the size of the ABS 3D printing parts we can do for you, the biggest size can ultimately reach 1700mm*600mm*400mm.

We are willing to receive your e-mail about ABS 3D printing projects. If you get any            questions, you can e-mail us at emily@szrtmj.com