Our ABS filaments are of the highest quality. There are NO recycled materials in our 3D Filaments and all the raw materials are manufactured from pure ingredients. When a manufacturer uses recycled materials, this becomes the most common issue for print failure.
The filaments print between 190°- 250° from the extruder head and should sit on a heatbed between 80°-110° (with Kapton tape to help removal) Blue painters tape can also be used. Each filament and 3D Printer behaves differently so you need to experiment to get the right setting. Each Filament colour has slightly different ingredients (since each colour pigment is different) which make it important to get the settings correct.
Our filaments can be used for Prototyping and Production Grade Printing.
- Strong printed material
- Heat resistant (which means high heat needed to extrude)
- High Impact resistance
- Gloss Surface
- Better moisure resistance than PLA
- More precise settings for print than say PLA
- Prolonged moisture can damage ABS
- Extrusion needs well-ventilated room as fumes are not healthy
Below are some ABS Printing Best Practices
When printing, you must always work in a well ventilated room.
ABS requires consistent temperatures to print correctly. Cooling of a the part during printing causes inconsistent shinking, leading to warping and the model popping from the bed or the part cracking. Some use printer enclosures in order to gain consistent ambient temperatures during their print. Without an enclosure, printing smaller parts are fine but you may experience issues with larger parts unless the ambient temperature does not change significantly and no drafts exist in the room.
If you would like to produce larger prints than you printer volume can handle, use Acetone as a bonding agent. Simply take your or your partner's nail polish remover and put a bit on both sides before pressing surfaces together. Then in a few moments they'll bond. You'll be able to print the Eiffel Tower in no time. Well, maybe in a fair bit of time.
Use Kapton tape on the heatbed. This will ensure your supoort structure does not stick to the heatbed, making it hard to remove. A small note about the tape. Try to get strips of the tape as close as possible to each other, rather than overlapping. It is better to have a small gap than overlap the tape.
Rarely should you have a fan pointed at the ABS filament. Cooling the ABS too fast will cause it to warp/shrink too fast when printing.
The printer bed temperature should be heated to between 80°-110°.
If you find you that the printed object is difficult to break away from the support, then change the support volume. Interestingly, making the support structure thicker can solve this.
Need more help
Please contact me if you need some help.
Also the internet is a brilliant place to find informaiton when troublshooting. You will find that using Google to search for your Printer type and the issue will bring countless results.
- Better than manufacturer OEM filament Review by Lee
Prints really well in my UP Mini at 235 degrees, no more air printing as the OEM filament seemed prone to do. Supports break away well too. (Posted on 10/06/2020)
- Only filament i use Review by Nathan
This filament never disappoints! I cant recommend it more!
I use it to make keyboard feet and using this filament is not only the best quality I can get, but also makes the feet stronger than the Logitech originals! I absolutely love it and can't wait to test out the new TPU! (Posted on 24/09/2017)
- Exceptional value Review by Mark
Run gold and silver 1.75 ABS on Up Mini 2 at about 250 degrees Celsius. Printer runs 24/7. Prints perfectly every time and a lot lot cheaper than UP filament. (Posted on 26/06/2017)
- Fast and Good Review by Jarrah
Ive been through maybe 50 rolls of this stuff and it hasn't skipped a beat.
All the orders are in the mail next day, sometimes even the same day. Highly recommended if you run out and need good filament fast.
(Posted on 23/02/2017)