An Overview of ABS Filament
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) was one of the first plastics used in industrial 3D printers. Today, ABS is still a popular material thanks to its low cost and good mechanical properties.
ABS is known for its toughness and impact resistance, allowing you to print durable parts that will hold up to extra usage and wear. LEGO blocks are made with ABS.
ABS also has a higher glass transition temperature, which means the material can withstand much higher temperatures before it begins to deform. ABS is a great choice for outdoor or high temperature applications.
ABS has a slight odor and also tends to contract quite a bit as it cools, so controlling the temperature of your build volume and the part inside can have major benefits.
Gives a smoother finish
Good heat resistance
Good wear and impact resistance
Printed parts tend to shrink
Has a strong odor while printing
Needs a heated bed/chamber
Heavy warping is possible
Typical Hardware Requirements
Temperature: 95-110 °C
Heated Bed Required
Temperature: 220-250 °C
No special hot-end required
Cooling Fan Not Required