About ABS

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is an acrylic based material which makes it stronger than PLA. It is used frequently in injection molding. It was one of the first few materials used in FDM printing, however it is becoming less popular due to its issues when printing. There are many materials that have very similar properties and do not have the same problems as printing with ABS.

ABS has a printing temperature range of 240-250C with a higher bed temperature of 100C. ABS can warp and shrink with temperature changes so it needs a constant bed temperature and a bed with lots of adhesive. ABS also emits fumes when printing and should be printed in a well ventilated area.


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