ABS

Common thermoplastic, impact resistant, easy to machine.

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Basic info


Process
CNC machining, injection molding, 3D prinitng

Tolerance
With drawing: as low as +/- 0.005 mm No drawing: ISO 2768 medium

Price
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Characteristics


Color
Black, neutral

Applications
Impact-resistant applications, production-like parts (pre-injection molding)

ABS is a commonly used thermoplastic polymer with excellent impact, temperature and chemical resistance. It is also easy to machine and process and has a smooth surface finish. ABS can undergo various post-processing treatments, including coloring, surface metallization, welding, electroplating, bonding, hot pressing and more.

ABS is used for various applications across a wide range of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, electronics, consumer goods, construction and more.

Material properties

ABS


Tensile Strength
5,100 PSI
Elongation at Break
40%
Hardness
Rockwell R100
Density
0.969 g/㎤ 0.035 lbs / cu. in.
Maximum Temperature
160° F

Surface finishing options

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Electroplating

Electroplating can be functional, decorative or corrosion-related. Many industries use the process, including the automotive sector, in which chrome-plating of steel automobile parts is common.

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Bead Blasting

Bead blasting results in parts with a smooth surface with a matte texture. Used mainly for visual applications and can be followed by other surface treatments.

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Painting

Painting the surface of a part improves its aesthetic appearance and can provide brand recognition to consumers. In addition, painting can have a protective effect on parts.

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