3D Printing. ASA. UV Resistant.
3D Printing & rapid prototyping in real ABS with UV (Ultra Violet) resistance. Part of our 'Strong & Durable' service.
Our ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) material is a sister material to ABS, 3D printing your parts with extra durability by way of enhanced resistance to Ultra Violet radiation. This makes it an ideal material choice for applications where your designs will have long term exposure to the sun.
In addition the ABS ASA material arguably gives the best surface finish from FDM 3d printing, giving your designs a nice, aesthetically pleasing finish.
ASA is 3D Printed using the FDM (Fusion Deposition modelling) process where material is heated and squeezed through a fine nozzle to build your design in 250 micron layers. The surface finish may be finely textured and slightly 'ribbed' where layers join and produces parts with robust mechanical properties, subject to your design.
Fade Resistant Colours.
ASA is available in a range of fade resistant colours: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Dark Blue, White, Dark Gray, Light Gray and Black.
Ivory is the default colour.
ASA. Material Properties.
Key properties for our ASA UV Resistant 3D Printing material:
- ASA plastic built in layers giving upto 80% mechanical strength for an injection moulded counterpart.
- Heat deflection temperature of 98c.
- Izod notched impact of 64 J/m
- Default print of 0.254 (254 Micron) layers.
- Minimum recommended wall or feature thickness of 1mm
- Build Volume: Max. 406 x 355 x 406mm
For the full material properties for 3D Printed ABS ASA please see the material properties section -
3D Printed Materials
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