ABS, or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is a strong plastic filament that is popular among avid 3D printer users. ABS is especially useful for prototyping and manufacturing parts.
ABS Filament vs PLA Filament:
ABS is a great option for filament if you're looking for a stronger material than PLA.
*Please note: ABS filament is NOT recommended for use in schools or libraries, as this material gives off a noticeable plastic smell and toxic chemical when heated. If you choose to print with ABS we recommend using a closed, and filtered 3D printer in a well-ventilated area. If you are 3D printing in a school or library, we recommend using PLA as your ABS filament alternative.
How to Use ABS Filament for 3D Printers:
It is important that the ABS filament temperature in your 3D printer is set correctly to avoid any issues with the extruder.
Printing temperature: 230-240°C Bed temperature: 90-100°C Printing conditions: ABS must be printed on a heated bed.