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What the Negative You May Not Know About the Actual ABS

3D Printing

PLA is the most popular filament for major 3D printer users, ABS but still occupies a significant part in special-requirement 3D printing. This article is going to answer your question about ABS filament. Meanwhile, offer you some tips if you are considering applying ABS filament for your 3D printing career.  


The application occasion for ABS

Should I print with ABS or PLA? It depends on what kind of print you require. Generally, if you need: 1) high strength, 2) high shape requirements, 3) durability, 4) parts that are put into actual use, and PLA is not capable of handling such scenarios, then ABS is the right choice. ABS is also an option for 3D printing materials. As an amorphous plastic, ABS has a high glass transition temperature and is heated from the outside to the inside in a progressive fluid form, which means it can withstand higher temperatures before losing its physical strength completely. ABS is also an option for 3D printing materials.


Here we support some cases that use ABS filament for you to check out your actual use occasion:

1) Accessories of Automatic Industry

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2)Joint parts in furniture industry 

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Is it safe to use ABS indoors?

ABS resin combustion and thermal decomposition products are still inconclusive, but when using FDM type 3D printers, make sure the working environment is ventilated, as well as do not stay in the working environment for a long time. Be sure to buy regular manufacturers of non-toxic ABS materials. At the same time, it is not appropriate to use the basic ABS material 3D printing toys for young children, worrying about the toxicity of toys on the children's disadvantage. As the ABS material itself and benzene and other toxic elements, in the high-temperature state, will combine to generate part of the toxic gas, which does have an impact on the body. 

Can all 3D printers use ABS?

ABS has requirements for printer construction that exceed those of PLA. The base temperature for ABS printing is 230°C. A 240°C nozzle will minimize the impact of a low-temperature printing environment on the final prints. High-temperature printing beds can avoid the problem of severe shrinkage of the extruded filament when it is cold to the greatest extent.


Some Q&A in ABS printing 

Refer to this article for all the printing details you need to know about ABS printing. It contains 5 concepts to descript the ABS printing problem. 
1. Temperature
2. Printing Speed
3. Printing condition requirement 
4. Printing bed cautions 
5. Raft and margin setting


In the last, Flashforge would like to show you some excellent print Flashforge users. For your better understanding, the relevant 3D printer will be attached. If you need any 3D printer which is ABS printing available, you can visit the link below the picture. 

@Jake Davis, by Adventurer 3 Pro

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@ Henry Daniel Gonzalez, by Adventurer 3

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@ Simon Bath, by Adventurer 4

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