smart ABS™

Durable and impact resistant

The specific qualities of Spectrum Smart ABS include a high impact resistance and relatively high rigidity. “Smart” version demonstrates improved processing parameters which considerably reduce the difficulties which accompany the additive manufacturing using the standard ABS. It is essentially the lower shrinkage and reduced emission of irritant volatiles during processing. An unquestionable advantage is that the material retains its properties at temperatures down to -40°C.

Compared to standard ABS, smart ABS is characterized by:

  • reduced shrinkage ratio,
  • shiny surface of the printout,
  • lower printing temperature,
  • increased flow rate

The possibility to conduct chemical treatments (acetone vapours) on Smart ABS provides for extremely smooth surfaces of printed items. Hence, items treated as above are used in the industrial design and broadly defined decoration-related industry.

Available diameters:
  • 1.75mm
  • 2.85mm
Available weights:
  • 250g
  • 500g
  • 1000g
  • 2000g

Technical data

Material:
ABS
Available diameter:
1.75 [mm]
Available weight:
1000 [g]
Diameter tolerance:
+/- 0.05 [mm]
Density:
1.05 [g/cm3]
Thermal resistance:
up to 93 [°C]
Verify your spool:
YES (course of diameter – online graph - on the entire length of the spool, mean diameter, ovality, standard deviation individually for each manufactured spool)

How to use

Nozzle temperature:
230-255°C
Bed temperature:
100°C
Heated chamber:
Recommended for larger prints
Active cooling fan:
up to 100%
Print speed:
40-100 mm/s
Flowrate:
100-105%
Retraction - direct:
1-3 mm
Retraction - bowden:
4-6 mm
Retraction speed:
25-45 mm/s

Material characteristics

  • high impact resistance and rigidity while retaining a relatively high dimensional accuracy
  • high gloss of external surface
  • reduced warping ratio (0.5-0.7%)
  • HDT – 85°C
  • VICAT – 93°C
  • good interlayer adhesion, especially using 3D printer with heated chamber
  • low water absorption
  • easy post-processing (grinding, drilling, sawing)

Usage

  • manufacturing of all kinds of enclosures, guards, protectors and other similar items subject to impacts
  • possibility of mechanical treatments allows to produce items to facilitate and help conduct installations, i.e. handles, rules, gauges
  • end-use parts
  • industrial design
  • tooling
  • custom components
Verify Your Spool

Check out our tool to verify purchased filaments.

Where to buy

Check the list of our local and online distributors.

Verify Your Spool

As the only company in Poland and one of the few in the world, we have a tool to verify purchased filaments.

Where to buy

Check the list of our local and online distributors.

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