3D Materials – The ABS filaments designed by Kimya

ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) is the most commonly used material in the additive manufacturing sector. This thermoplastic polymer also offers high impact resistance and is easy to use.

Properties of 3D filaments made of ABS

  • Printing profile: it is printed using a heated plate (80°C).
  • Extrusion temperature: 260°
  • Printing must take place in an enclosure sheltered from air currents in a controlled atmosphere of 40°C to ensure a good level of inter-layer adhesion.


Discover the ABS-based filaments by Kimya


Compatible printers and the most common applications

ABS is compatible with a large number of FDM printers. Highly resistant, its surface is smooth and shiny. It also offers high resistance to temperature variations (from -20°C to -80°C). It is above all used to produce parts with impact resistance. Subjected to external pressure, it will fold before breaking, making it ideal for applications such as screws and gears. It is also found everywhere in day-to-day applications (such as in electrical appliances and in industry in general). Its most well-known utilization is in Lego.


Points to note about ABS

It is sensitive to distortion, it gives off toxic odors during printing and its inter-layer adhesion is limited depending on the filament. It is also a non-biodegradable oil-derived plastic. Lastly, it is sensitive to UV and also gives off an odor during printing with the risk of significant smoke emissions.

Possible alternatives: the PETG-S filaments and the PLA filaments.


Download our matrix to compare the properties of all our filaments.

To find out more about the ABS-based 3D filaments, view the 3D Natives media kit.