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Flashforge ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is made from high quality virgin materials ensuring consistent quality and solid vivid colour. ABS is known for its toughness and impact resistance, allowing you to functional wear resistant parts. Flashforge ABS has low oozing characteristics and presents an excellent surface finish.
ABS has a higher glass transition temperature than PLA (88°C vs 55°C), which means the material can withstand higher temperatures before it begins to deform. This makes ABS a great choice for outdoor or high temperature applications.
ABS can easily be sanded and can be painted using acrylic or enable paints and primers.
ABS parts can be joined together using solvents such as Acetone and MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) as well as Epoxy and Super Glue (Cyanoacrylate).
ABS has higher warping characteristics to PLA and PETG filament, thus it is recommended to be used with 3d printers that can print at a minimum temperature of 220°C and a heated bed temperature of between 80°C to 120°C to control warping. ABS can be printed on open frame 3d printers for smaller prints however a fully enclosed 3d printer for larger prints is recommended. Printing with a raft or Brim is recommended without nozzle cooling fans.
Flashforge ABS presents low odour characteristics compared to other brands when printing. It recommended to print in open space or well ventilated areas or with enclosed 3d printers with VOC filtration.