ABSi FDM Plastic
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
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.
- Concept modeling
- Functional prototyping
- Direct digital manufacturing
- Monitoring material flow
- Light transmission
FDM Material Applications
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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|
|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|
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