ABSi FDM Plastic

Production-grade Thermoplastic

Stratasys 3D Printers give engineers the ability to manufacture real industrial thermoplastic parts direct from digital files. ABSi™ is an ideal material for conceptual modeling, functional prototyping and direct digital manufacturing.

Its strength is superior to standard ABS, and the translucent nature of ABSi is beneficial for monitoring material flow and light transmission, most commonly used for medical and  automotive applications. When combined with a Stratasys 3D Printer, ABSi gives you parts that are visually unique, dimensionally accurate, durable and hold their shape over time.

ABSi Material Properties

Behaviour and use

TENSILE STRENGTH, YIELD

37 MPa

TENSILE MODULUS

1,920 MPa

HDT @266 PSI

86°C

IMPACT TOUGHNESS

IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23 C) - 96.4 J/m

Main Uses

ABSi-P500 is an ABS type with high impact strength. The semi-translucent material used to build the FDM parts is USP Class VI approved. Most commonly used for automotive and medical applications. Available in three colours.

Top Applications
  • Concept modeling
  • Functional prototyping
  • Direct digital manufacturing
  • Monitoring material flow
  • Light transmission

FDM Material Applications

Learn how designers and engineers are using FDM Materials

ABSi Specification & Features

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD ENGLISH METRIC
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 5,400 psi 37 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 277,700 psi 1,920 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4.4% 4.4%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 8,980 psi 62 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 278,000 psi 1,920 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1.8 ft-lb/in 96.4 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 3.6 ft-lb/in 191.1 J/m

 

Thermal PROPERTIES TEST METHOD ENGLISH METRIC
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125" unannealed ASTM D648 188°F 86°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealed ASTM D648 163°F 73°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 240°F 116°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion ASTM D696 6.7x10 in/in/°F 12.1x10 mm/mm/°C
Melting Point Not Applicable Not Applicable

 

Electrical Properties Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 1.5x10 - 6.1x10 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 3.4 - 3.6
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 0.12 - 0.15
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 100 - 320 V/mil

 

OTHER TEST METHOD VALUE
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.08
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 108
Flame Classification UL 94 HB (0.059”, 1.5 mm)

 

System Availability Layer Thickness Support Structure Available Colours
Stratasys F900 0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)
0.005 inch (0.127 mm)
Soluble Supports Translucent Natural
Translucent Amber
Translucent Red

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing ABSi with a Stratasys FDM Machine

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. ABSi parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

FDM systems are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce. Advanced FDM 3D Printers boast the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, delivering longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing systems, delivering high throughput, duty cycles and utilization rates.

Gain new possibilities

FDM 3D Printers streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better and get to market faster.

Compatible 3D Printers

Stratasys Machines that can print with ABSi material

Stratasys F900 Production Machine

Stratasys F900

The Stratasys F900 is the ultimate manufacturing-grade production 3D printer with the widest array of engineering-grade materials, maximum throughput, largest build platform, and highest accuracy.

Need to 3D print with ABSi?

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