ASA FDM Plastic
Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM® thermoplastic.
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
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.
- Outdoor Commercial End-Use Parts
- Outdoor Infrastructure End-Use Parts
- Consumer Goods Prototyping
- Manufacturing Tooling
- Production Parts
FDM Material Applications
Learn how designers and engineers are using FDM Materials
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Additive Manufacturing reduces fixture costs by 65%
Oreck uses PC thermoplastic to create custom assembly pallets for its commercial vacuum business. Oreck uses Additive Manufacturing extensively to produce prototypes, specialized assembly tools and CNC milling fixtures.
Reaching New Heights of Efficiency with Additive Manufacturing Tooling
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Additive Manufacturing reduces Aerospace part lead time by 95%
Rapid Processing Solutions Inc. (Rapid PSI) is a contract manufacturer that specializes in Additive Manufacturing Aerospace parts. The company uses Stratasys 3D Production Systems to make production parts for most every large business jet manufacturer worldwide.
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|
|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)|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.05|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785 (Scale R, 73 °F)||82|
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)
Compatible 3D Printers
Stratasys Machines that can print with ASA material
The Stratasys F123 series combines powerful FDM technology with design to print GrabCAD software for the most versatile and intelligent solution available
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.
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