ABS Material

ABS shows excellent mechanical properties i.e. it is hard and tough in nature and thus delivers good impact strength. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene offers a high degree of surface quality. Apart from these characteristics, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene exhibits good electrical insulating properties.

Elongation at Break 10 - 50 %
Elongation at Yield 1.7 - 6 %
Flexibility (Flexural Modulus) 1.6 - 2.4 GPa
Hardness Shore D 100
Stiffness (Flexural Modulus) 1.6 - 2.4 GPa
Strength at Break (Tensile) 29.8 - 43 MPa
Strength at Yield (Tensile) 29.6 - 48 MPa
Toughness (Notched Izod Impact at Room Temperature) 200 - 215 J/m
Toughness at Low Temperature (Notched Izod Impact at Low Temperature) 20 - 160 J/m
Young Modulus 1.79 - 3.2 GPa
Advantages
  • Suitable for functional prototypes
  • Suitable for moving parts
  • High rigidity
  • Good impact resistance, even at low temperatures
  • Good insulating properties
  • Good weldability
  • Good abrasion and strain resistance
  • High dimensional stability (Mechanically strong and stable over time)
  • High surface brightness and excellent surface aspect
Disadvantages
  • Poor weathering resistance
  • Ordinary grades burn easily and continue to burn once the flame is removed
  • Scratches easily
  • Can suffer from stress cracking in the presence of some greases
  • Low continuous service temperature