ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), is a thermoplastic which, as its name implies, is produced by the polymerization of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. ABS is produced from fossil fuels, meaning that it is not biodegradable and has a greater environmental impact than PLA for instance. Because of its toughness and strength ABS is a very popular and common used thermoplastic in industry.
ABS requires less force to extrude than PLA as it has a low coefficient of friction. This makes its features extrusion best for small parts, compared to PLA. The negative aspect of ABS is that it must be extruded at a higher temperature.
Colors: black, bronze, blue, gold, white, black, silver, orange, purple, white, red, yellow, green, natural and transparent.
Density (21,5°C): 1010 kg/m³
Melting point: ~235°C-256°C
Shock resistance: 16 kJ/m2