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ABS remains a popular choice in industrial 3D printing for its affordability and balanced mechanical properties. Its toughness and impact resistance make it ideal for prototyping and functional parts that require durability. With the use of soluble support material, such as SR-30, the printing process becomes more efficient, resulting in cleaner and more accurate final parts. At Forge Labs, we utilize industrial FDM machinery by Stratasys to achieve the best possible mechanical properties and surface finish for your ABS parts, ensuring high-quality and reliable results.

Average Lead Time:

3-5 Business Days

Machines Used: 

Stratasys Fortus 900mc

Stratasys Fortus 400mc

Stratasys Fortus 450mc

Colors Available

ABS 3D Printed Xbox Controller

Material Overview

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) has long been utilized in industrial 3D printing through Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and continues to be popular due to its affordability and well-rounded mechanical properties. Renowned for its toughness and resistance to impact, ABS is an excellent choice for both prototyping and functional parts that require durability and the ability to withstand usage and wear. Its robust nature makes it particularly suitable for manufacturing tools like jigs and fixtures, as well as for producing end-use production parts that will endure demanding conditions.

Mechanical Properties

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is known for its robust mechanical properties, making it a popular choice in 3D printing. It exhibits high tensile strength, meaning it can withstand significant stretching or pulling forces without breaking. Its impact resistance is also notable, allowing it to absorb and dissipate energy from impacts effectively.

Chemical Compatibility

ABS resists most aqueous solutions, alcohols, and certain acidic and alkaline substances, maintaining its integrity in these environments. However, it is susceptible to damage from strong acids, bases, and organic solvents like acetone, which can cause it to dissolve or deform. This property limits its use in chemically aggressive environments. Its relatively good resistance to oils and greases also makes it useful in automotive and mechanical applications.

Thermal Properties

ABS has a high melting point compared to other thermoplastics, typically around 220°C, enabling it to maintain structural stability and strength at elevated temperatures. However, it can deform under prolonged exposure to high temperatures, showing a tendency to warp during cooling if not properly managed. Its low thermal conductivity makes it a poor conductor of heat, which can be beneficial in insulating applications.


ABS is a go-to material for creating functional prototypes, automotive components, and consumer goods. Its ability to withstand mechanical stress and moderate temperatures makes it ideal for manufacturing end-use parts and tools in industrial settings. Additionally, its ease of post-processing, like sanding and painting, lends well to custom manufacturing and modeling.



  • Housings and enclosures
  • Thick wall parts
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Connectors
  • Wear-and-tear prototypes

Material Characteristics

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