3D Printing with ABS does release harmful odours. ABS should not be used in a classroom environment without an enclosure and filtration. ABS printing should be conducted in a well-ventilated workshop for best safety practices.
Tough and Durable - Ultimaker ABS
Ultimaker ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is formulated to minimize warping and ensure consistent interlayer adhesion. ABS material is a great choice for creating functional prototypes and complex end-use parts.
- Print bed: 80 C
- Nozzle temp: 250 C
- Fan: 20% (Your print will fail if set too high)
- Bed Material: glue stick + glass (gluestick a must)
- Adhesion Setting: Brim
- Door: recommended (advanced printing kit)
Reasons to Choose Ultimaker ABS
- Excellent interlayer adhesion
- Good bed adhesion
- Enhanced strength for functional prototypes and manufacturing end-use parts
- Enhanced mechanical properties over regular ABS
- Not suitable for applications where the printed part is exposed to temperatures up to 85ºC
Ultimaker Materials Comparison
Every material has different properties. Our comparison tool helps you select the best one for your application.
PLA/ABS: You’re now comparing an aesthetic material to a technical one. PLA is easy to use and has good surface quality, whilst ABS is better for functional parts that require impact strength and dimensional stability. There’s a transparent PLA option available.
CPE/ABS: You’re now comparing two technical materials. CPE is odorless, strong and has better chemical resistance than ABS. ABS is as strong as CPE, but can withstand slightly higher temperatures. There’s a transparent CPE option available.
Ultimaker's ABS filament is one of the easiest to use on the market. When combined with the Ultimaker 2+ and Cura’s material profiles, even tricky mechanical parts are realized with ease.
ABS plastic spools come in 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long.