Material Section: Smart ABS

Smart ABS (Performance Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a lightweight, durable and multiuse thermoplastic that is similar to our ABS material, the advantages of our Smart ABS over our normal ABS are down to the clean optical finish that is produced along with being less brittle/more flexible and requiring a lower melting temperature, Smart ABS has a melting point of 215 degrees to 255 degrees however 230 degrees is normally a stable temperature to print with. Smart ABS has been used in many industry’s but its most commonly known for being the material used in Lego. Smart ABS can give off a nasty smell and intense fumes when printing, it is recommended that an extractor fan is to be used when printing around people with breathing difficulties. Below are some key points when printing with Smart ABS.

 

  • Durable
  • Strong
  • User friendly
  • Flexible
  • Non soluble
  • Heated bed not required
  • Warping is common when the object that is being produced cools to quickly