ABS is very durable and strong, slightly flexible and quite resistant to heat. 3D printers able to process ABS plastics operate with a hot end at a
temperature around 240-260°C and are equipped with a heated print bed at temperature 70-100°C.
ABS is lightweight and can both be injection molded and extruded. It is used in a very large variety of applications in the industry.
Objects made of ABS are high quality and good-looking. The high temperature of melting makes layers less visible and more smooth.
ABS is more elastic plastic and resistant to brittleness and bending.
This material can be post-processed such as grinding, drilling, etc. It is susceptible to chemicals, e.g. acetone dissolves the material and smoothing the surface.It is suited for objects that need to withstand rough usage. It can be used for parts that are subject to mechanical stress, for interlocking parts or pin-joints. ABS is used to manufacture low-cost prototypes and architectural models for engineers or research departments, as well as to create low-cost medical prostheses.
ABS is petroleum based non-biodegradable material.