Frosty White™ 1.75mm ABS filament will give you a winter sports experience. So beautifully and exquisitely white it will get you blinded.
his filament can be used with almost all desktop 3D Printers such as:
- RepRap (Mendel, Huxley, Prusa)
- MakerBot (Replicator, Replicator 2, Replicator 2X)
- UP! Plus, Up! Mini
- AND MANY MORE....!
ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is one of the most common thermoplastic polymers used for the production not only in 3D printing, but also in variety of other industries. It is a fossil fuel derived material and unlike PLA is not a “green” and biodegradable plastic.
The mechanical properties of the material are characterized with resistance and toughness. It takes temperatures above 105 °C to deform this plastic (glass transition temperature) and that makes it perfect for making durable parts. At the same time it is softer then PLA, which makes it easier for post processing and gives a more esthetic look to your parts.
For more technical specifications about our ABS 1.75mm Frosty White™ 3D printer filament, please have a look a the 'SPECIFICATIONS' tab.
Though ABS is a pretentious to use, there are a number of things that you can do to make you 3D printing (and life) with it easier. When using ABS filaments set the printing temperature to approximately 235–260 °C . You might have to run a few test on your machine first to see which the ultimate temp settings that achieve flawless models are.
Wrapping is common with ABS, that’s why always use a preheated print bed to temperatures in between 80° -110 °C. Too much heat will make the material bend, thus when having printed the fist layers you can lower the temperature with a notch. If your 3D Printer has detachable lids, put them on to ensure constant high temperature in the print chamber
The first layer is always the trickiest one especially with ABS. This is why makes sure you have all the leveling setting right and that you are printing on a cleat print bed. Apart from this there are a number of other tricks you can use to ensure first layer adhesion:
- Use adhesion sprays – spray the print bed with the spray before you start you print and usually before the bed is heated up.
- Cover your print bed with polyamide tape (Kapton or PET tape). When doing so, make sure you leave some space between the stripes instead of overlapping it. Overlaps might cause problems when the extruded material is laid on the print bed, while gaps will help for the adhesion.
- Hairspray –weird, but efficient, both PLA and ABS materials stick to a print bed that has been he sprayed with a strong hairspray. Please note that it will leave you print bed and you part sticky, but it can be easily cleaned with water
- In 50ml of Acetone dissolve a little piece of the ABS filament until the liquid gets a cloudy look. With this solution coat your print bed. Be careful not to put too much ABS in the acetone as this will make you part almost impossible to remove.
- Print with a raft – printing with a raft will increase the surface to which the part will stick and will make the adhesion limit to the raft itself.
Acetone vapor bath – as ABS reacts well with acetone by dissolving a smart way to achieve a smooth surface of you prints with ABS is to expose them to acetone vapors. This will erase all visible lines from the layers. The easiest way to do this is to put some acetone in a pot, put the printed ABS part in the pot, but be careful not to put it in a direct contact with the acetone and heat it. Don’t forget to close the lid of the pot and not to inhale the fumes! The printed part doesn’t need a long time to be treated. 1-2minutes are enough to smoothen your print.
|Filament Net Weight||± 1 Kg|
|Material||Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene|
|Diameter Tolerance||± 0.1 mm|
|Print Temperature Guideline||~235°C to 256°C|
|Melting Temperature||~235°C to 256°C|
|Print Speed Guideline||-|
|Impact Strength:||16 KJ/m2|
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