DE · Glossary · ABS Glossary Term

ABS

 
 
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene is a thermoplastic polymer commonly used in 3D printing applications, especially for prototypes due to its relatively low cost, stiffness and impact resistance.
 
 

Materials Resource

Making the Case for Simulation of Additive Manufacturing
The cost of running an additive manufacturing metal 3D printer, on average, is estimated to be around $100 per hour, and a single build can take upwards of 20 hours—or closer to 80 hours for highly complex parts. That's $2,000 to $8,000 wasted every time a part fails and has to be reprinted. Rather than learning from expensive trial-and-error processes, simulation, and specifically simulation of additive manufacturing processes, is a much more efficient and cost effective way to optimize use of metal AM technology.
Learn more


Latest in Materials

Prototype/Manufacture
Weerg 3D Prints Valves for Emergency Respiratory Masks
The company makes its production capacity available to hospitals to  create parts of medical instruments with 3D printing.

Prototype/Manufacture
Essentium and LEHVOSS Group Set Up Partnership
The partnership opens up the opportunity for the companies to develop high-performance materials for industrial-scale additive manufacturing.

Prototype/Manufacture
Editor’s Pick: Advanced material testing for leading additive manufacturing platform 
3D Systems Figure 4 materials testing for production applications

Prototype/Manufacture
3D Systems Issues a COVID-19 Call to Action
3D Systems is offering its services, and is reaching out to its customers and partners to join the company in...

Prototype/Manufacture
AIRWOLF3D Offering Emergency Additive Manufacturing Services
Southern California headquarters to remain open to 3D print medical devices and respirator valves.

Prototype/Manufacture
Fortify’s Technology Enables Step Change in 3D Printed Materials
New module opens applications for photopolymer additive manufacturing.

Prototype/Manufacture
Machine Learning Technique Sharpens Prediction of Material’s Mechanical Properties
The scientists developed and "trained" the system to predict samples’ yield strength 20 times more accurately than existing methods.

Prototype/Manufacture
EOS North America Launches the INTEGRA P 450 Polymer Industrial 3D Printer
INTEGRA P 450 is made for a wide variety of SLS materials, including high performance polymers with processing temperatures of up...

Prototype/Manufacture
3D Systems Unveils Advanced Figure 4 Materials Testing
Additive manufacturing company conducts and provides comprehensive, consistent materials test data—enabling engineers to efficiently, effectively evaluate AM production materials...

Prototype/Manufacture
igus Bearings beat the heat in Solar Racing Cars
Aided by igus motion plastics, German students claim sixth place at World Solar Challenge in Australia.

All Materials