ABS is one of the most popular 3D printer filaments because it is strong as well as impact and heat resistant! ABS has a longer life span compared to PLA, it is durable and well suited for detailed and demanding 3D prints. Ideal for prototypes as well as functional 3D printed parts. ABS can also be used conjointly with support filament such as PVA, HIPS etc. ABS has a slightly more matte finish than PLA.
ABS is more flexible compared to PLA, and is therefore a great choice for mechanical designs, designed with interlocking/pin-connected pieces etc. The high melting point of ABS also makes it ideal for car parts.
ABS should be printed in enclosed printers and in well ventilated areas whenever possible for improved printing performance as well as reduced odor.
ABS prints can be sanded or smoothed using an advanced technique such as an acetone vapor bath. Acetone in general, when applied to ABS can help produce parts that are glossy and smooth. This process may also strengthen the parts themselves by binding the printed layers together.
ABS filaments should be stored in a cool dry place since ABS tends to absorb some moisture from the atmosphere which can compromise quality and performance.
Filament is vacuum sealed in resealable bag with large desiccant pack.