Fortus® 3D Production Systems give engineers the ability to manufacture real industrial thermoplastic parts direct from digital files.

ABSi™ is an ideal material for conceptual modelling, functional prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Its strength is superior to standard ABS, and the translucent nature of ABSi is beneficial for monitoring material flow and light transmission, most commonly used for medical and automotive applications. When combined with a Fortus 3D Production System, ABSi gives you parts that are visually unique, dimensionally accurate, durable and hold their shape over time.

Build translucent prototypes in amber, red and natural colour with ABSi and FDM Technology. This material empowers FDM systems build components that allow light to pass through, useful in automotive design. Translucent parts also let you monitor fluid movement, such as in medical-device prototyping.

3D print see-through parts when light transmission or flow monitoring are important. Create concept models and functional prototypes that mimic the final product.

ABSi Materials

ABSi Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6385,400 psi37 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D638277,700 psi1,920 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)ASTM D6384.40%4.40%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D7908,980 psi62 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)ASTM D790278,000 psi1,920 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2561.8 ft-lb/in96.4 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2563.6 ft-lb/in191.1 J/m

1. Build orientation is on side long edge.

ABSi Electrical Properties

Volume ResistivityASTM D2571.5x109 - 6.1x1010 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-983.4 - 3.6
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-980.12 - 0.15
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method A100 - 320 V/mil

4. All Electrical Property values were generated from the average of test plaques built with default part density (solid). Test plaques were 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.1 inches (102 x 102 x 2.5 mm) and were built both in the flat and vertical orientation. The range of values is mostly the result of the difference in properties of test plaques built in the flat vs. vertical orientation.

ABSi Thermal Properties

Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125" unannealedASTM D648188°F86°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealedASTM D648163°F73°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DMA (SSYS)240°F116°C
Coefficient of Thermal ExpansionASTM D6966.7x10-06 in/in/°F12.1x10-05 mm/mm/°C
Melting Point---------------Not Applicable3Not Applicable3

2. Literature value unless otherwise noted.
3. Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.

ABSi Other

Specific GravityASTMD7921.08
Rockwell HardnessASTMD785R108
Flame ClassificationUL94HB (0.059", 1.5 mm)

2. Literature value unless otherwise noted.

ABSi System Availability

Fortus 400mc»0.013 inch (0.330 mm)Soluble SupportsTranslucent Natural
Fortus 900mc»0.010 inch (0.254 mm)Translucent Amber
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)Translucent Red
0.005 inch (0.127 mm)

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