Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, also known as ABS, is an amorphous thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range
|Tensile Strength @ break @ 73F||psi||D638||3,830 – 7,260|
|Flexural Modulus @ 73F||psi||D790||223,000 – 417,000|
|Izod impact||ft-lbs/in of notch||D256||1.7-7.7|
|Deflection Temperature Under Load @ 264 psi Unannealed||°F||D648||166 – 213|
|Continous Use Temperature||°F||D794||140 – 167|
|Water absorption @ 73°F – 24 hours||%||D570||0.20 – 0.31|
Form: Sheet and Rod
Color: Black, White, Natural
Finish: Glossy, Matte
Grades: General Purpose, Premium, Utility, Low Gloss
|Sheet||Dimensions: 48″ x 96″
Thickness: 0.040″ – 4″
|Rod||Diameter: 0.25″ – 6″
Length: 5′ – 10′
ABS can be easily fabricated, painted, glued and sanded. Making it a smart choice for mechanical purposes.
The lightweight ABS sheets allow it to be manufactured into musical instruments, automotive trim and medical devices for blood access.
ABS offers a good cost vs performance due to its impact strength properties, flame retardant and weather-resistant grade abilities.