ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a popular thermoplastic widely used in various industries for its balanced combination of strength, toughness, and ease of processing. It is known for its durability, impact resistance, and good dimensional stability. ABS is commonly used in applications such as automotive parts, electronic housings, consumer goods, and prototypes.
ABS is a copolymer composed of three main monomers: acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. The proportions of these monomers can vary, resulting in different grades of ABS with varying properties. ABS is available in both filament and pellet form, making it suitable for various manufacturing processes, including injection molding, extrusion, and 3D printing.
|Tensile strength||40-60 MPa|
|Tensile modulus||1,800-2,400 MPa|
|Flexural strength||60-80 MPa|
|Flexural modulus||1,800-2,400 MPa|
These technical properties represent general ranges for ABS. It is important to note that the specific properties can vary depending on the grade, processing conditions, and additives used. ABS is known for its good impact resistance, machinability, and ability to be post-processed (e.g., sanded, painted, glued) to achieve desired finishes.