Introduction to ABS

Plastic Materials ABS

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.

Information of ABS

Features Info


Black, neutral


CNC machining, injection molding, 3D prinitng


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


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



Material Properties

Tensile Strength

Elongation at Break

Hardness Density

Maximum Temp

ABS 5,100 PSI 40% Rockwell R100 0.969 g/㎤ 0.035 lbs / cu. in. 160° F


Surface Finishes for Your Choosing

Name Description Materials Color Texture Link
 surface finish bead blast

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.

ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel

n/a Matte Learn more
surface finish electroplating
Electroplating Electroplated coating preserves the surface of parts and resists rusts and other defects from causing decay by applying electric currents to reduce metal cations.

Aluminum, steel, stainless steel


Gloss or semi-gloss

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surface finish painting
Painting Painting involves spraying a layer of paint onto the surface of the part. Colors can be matched to a Pantone color number of the customer’s choosing, while finishes range from matte to gloss to metallic. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel Custom Gloss, semi-gloss, flat, metallic, textured Learn more

Gallery of ABS Plastic Parts

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