ASA FDM Plastic

Production-grade Thermoplastic

Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM® thermoplastic.

ASA is poised to become the most popular all-purpose prototyping material for users of Fortus 380/450mc™, the Stratasys F900™, and the Stratasys F123™ Series 3D printers

Matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, ASA may be your new favorite general prototyping material. Its UV-resistance makes it especially suited in production parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use. And  its wide selection of colours and matte finish makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive  components and accessories.

ASA Material Properties

Behaviour and use

TENSILE STRENGTH, YIELD

29 MPa (XZ Axis), 27 MPa (ZX Axis)

TENSILE MODULUS

2,010 MPa (XZ Axis), 1,950 MPa (ZX Axis)

HDT @ 66 PSI

98 °C

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Notched Impact (Method A, 23 C) - 64 J/m (XZ Axis)

Main Uses

ASA is an all-purpose prototyping material with exceptional UV stability, especially suited in production parts for outdoor commerical and infrastructure use. ASA won’t degrade with prolonged outdoor use and is accurate, stable and very durable.

Top Applications
  • Outdoor Commercial End-Use Parts
  • Outdoor Infrastructure End-Use Parts
  • Consumer Goods Prototyping
  • Manufacturing Tooling
  • Production Parts

FDM Materials Profile

Learn more about 3D printing ASA parts

UV stability, outstanding aesthetics and good mechanical properties make ASA a great choice for functional prototypes and even end-use parts. Ease of use makes it a top pick for iterative testing and design.

Watch the video to learn more about ASA 3D printing material from Stratasys.

FDM Material Applications

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ASA Specification & Features

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD XZ ORIENTATION ZX ORIENTATION
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 29 MPa (4,200 psi) 27 MPa (3,850 psi)
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 33 MPa (4,750 psi) 30 MPa (4,300 psi)
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2,010 MPa (290,000 psi) 1,950 MPa (280,000 psi)
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 9% 3%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2% 2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 60 MPa (8,700 psi) 48 MPa (6,900 psi)
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 1,870 MPa (270,000 psi) 1,630 MPa (240,000 psi)
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 No Break 4%

 

THERMAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD VALUE
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi ASTM D648 98 °C (208 °F)
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 91 °C (196 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperatre (Rate B/50) ASTM D1525 103 °C (217 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DMA (SSYS) 108 °C (226 °F)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) ASTM E831 88 μm/(m•°C) (49 x 10 in/(in•°F))
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) ASTM E831 83 μm/(m•°C) (46 x 10 in/(in•°F))

 

ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES TEST METHOD ORIENTATION VALUE RANGE
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 XZ 1.0x10 - 1.0x10 ohm-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 XZ 2.97 - 3.04
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 XZ 0.009
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A XZ 329 V/mil
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09 Method A ZX 414 V/mil

 

TEST METHOD STANDARD VALUE
Notched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23 ˚C) ASTM D256 64 J/m (1.2 ft-lb/n)
Unnotched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23 ˚C) ASTM D256 321 J/m (6 ft-lb/in)

 

OTHER TEST METHOD VALUE
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.05
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 (Scale R, 73 °F) 82

 

SYSTEM
AVAILABILITY
LAYER THICKENESS
CAPABILITY
SUPPORT
STRUCTURE
AVAILABLE
COLOURS
Fortus 380mc
Fortus 450mc
Stratasys F900
Stratasys F123 Series
0.020 inch (0.508 mm)
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 Support Black
Dark Gray
Light Gray 
White
Ivory
Dark Blue
Green
Yellow
Orange
Red

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing ASA 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. ASA 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 ASA material

Stratasys F123 Polyjet

Stratasys F123

The Stratasys F123 series combines powerful FDM technology with design to print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available

Fortus 380mc

Fortus 380mc / 450mc

A workhorse 3D printer for engineers that require demanding flexibility to print larger-sized or many parts in an array of engineering-grade materials with high speed and unfailing throughput.

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.

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