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.

ABS prints well in a closed space environment as it requires constant ambient and working temperature to reduce warping and curling.

A bed temperature of 100C is required as well as a textured bed surface such as blue painters tape. It can also print on kapton tape.

Post processing of your printed ABS part can be done with acetone vapor, which smooths the outside surface making it shiny and the printed layers are less visible, to look more like an injection molded part.

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