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ABS filament

Is it for me?

ABS is a very strong and versatile material with great thermal resistance. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. ABS is a thermoplastic polymer; that means that just like PLA, it can be melted and crystallized multiple times without degrading too much. ABS, however, melts at a higher temperature than PLA. Higher melting temperature gives ABS great thermal resistance; your prints won’t show signs of deformation up to 98 °C.

ABS includes high wear-resistance synthetic rubber, which makes it very strong and impact resistant. And last but not least, it’s soluble in acetone! This makes it really easy to not only connect multiple parts together, but also allows you to smooth prints with acetone vapors. You still have to be careful when handling acetone, but it’s not anywhere near as dangerous as PLA solvents, for example.

On the other hand, thermal contraction is where ABS makes it really hard to successfully print something. And that’s especially true when printing anything larger. Even with the heatbed at 100 °C, your part may start lifting from the build plate and warp. This, and the unpleasant smell of ABS, is why you should consider getting an enclosure for your printer when printing with ABS. Or at least place the printer in a warm room.

If you need to use your print outside, or just need your print to be stronger, give ABS a shot. After all, it’s what LEGO is made of.

Printing Setup

Nozzle 255 °C
Heatbed 100 °C *

You can set the bed temperature between 80 to 110 °C depending the size of an object (larger object means higher temperature)

Basic Attributes

High impact and heat resistance

Bad smell

Strong and versatile

Worse resolution

Soluble in acetone (easy post-processing)

Needs warm room or enclosure

Can be vapor smoothed



This ABS is proudly made in the Czech Republic using high quality Styron Magnum resin. It is clear ABS as it's base and this renders it more translucent.

1.75 mm filament is manufactured with precision of +- 0.05 mm

We reserve the right to ship weights +/- 5% due to packaging variations.

Before printing, make sure the surface of heatbed is clean as described in 3D Printing Handbook.


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FRANCO de MEDINACELI Diego4 months ago

easy, perfect printing and smoothed with acetone.pure happiness

FRANCO de MEDINACELI Diego4 months ago

What happiness easily smoothed with hot vapors of acetone ;)

Bi Dar6 months ago

I had no experience with ABS printing before, this was my first ABS filament, I struggled hard to stick it to the bed and then not to warp, but finally nailed it!!Here is how:-temperature was a game changer, my Chinese printer was reporting 100C for the bed but measured with a thermocouple it was 85C at the glass top.For hot-end to get 255C I had to set temperature to 285C. Print was going smooth but then PTFE tube melt down, after cleaning I managed to print successfully at 265C setting (275C for initial layer).-bed adhesive, I found "ABS slurry" (ABS dissolved in acetone) to work very well.I'm using printer with enclosure (60C inside), 0.4mm nozzle (not ideal for ABS, bigger is better) and STL I tried to print was difficult (100% infill, long thin elements, big potential for warp).

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