Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a lightweight yet immensely strong thermoplastic which is finding increasing roles in many different fields. Ranging from piping systems of all sizes through toys and musical instruments and on to protective equipment such as helmets and shields, ABS is both tough and adaptable. Continue reading ABS Plastic Explained
The 3D printing industry has been getting massive attention since last year. Its popularity skyrocketed since it was made commercial five years ago. It’s just right to give the same attention to one of the most common materials used in this kind of technology, the acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. Continue reading The Importance of ABS Plastics in 3D Printing
Yes, the 3d printer is cool, and it can print anything you want, whenever, wherever… But you still have to fill ’em with €25 plastic spools. If it were only a little cheaper to use them… Or is it?
There are loads of materials available, but when it comes to polymeres (like plastic), two types of filament are most popular; PLA and ABS plastic. But what are the differences? Which one is best? To answer these questions, first let me tell you a bit more about them.
This time, I will try to teach you something about 3d printing materials. When you have bought a 3d-printer, you will have to fill it with a sort of ink, like in your normal printer, but what do you fill it with? Here’s an overview of the most used filaments in the 3d-printing industry: