Matter3D’s Performance ABS is a high impact, high temperature, and FDA approved (food and beverage use) material. Performance ABS prints with a clean matte finish and little to no warpage. The material also has low off-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is ideal for end-use parts or other applications where high-strength and high-heat properties are desired.
Matter3D’s Performance ABS is optimized to enable 3D printing of small parts without necessarily having a print enclosure. The low warpage characteristics of our Performance ABS make it an ideal candidate for large, technical fabrication jobs. The low number of VOCs produced during printing emit almost no odor; however, appropriate ventilation is still recommended. Matter3D’s Performance ABS is compatible with our Recycled HIPs filament and limonene solvent for soluble supports.
ABS is moisture sensitive. Therefore, our recommendation is to dry the material for 3 - 4 hours at < 65 °C (higher temperatures will melt the glue in the spool). This practice ensures bubble free, high-strength prints. In our experience, best results are achieved when printing small (< 1000 cm3) parts at 260 – 280 °C, on a heated bed at 110 °C. An enclosure is ideal for larger prints for good layer adhesion and minimal distortion.
Matter3D’s Performance ABS is precision extruded and immediately vacuum-sealed before shipping with desiccant for protection against moisture. This product is available in 1 kg spools (2.2 lbs) and can also be ordered on a 1kg Master Spool. Matter3D always recommends drying your filaments before use.
This filament is possible to print with practically all desktop 3D printers, such as Makerbot, Prusa, Ender, Flashforge, Anet, Creality, Lulzbot, Makergear, Ultimaker, or any other printer accepting 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm filament.