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 Mechanical Properties
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES1||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||5,400 psi||37 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||277,700 psi||1,920 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||4.40%||4.40%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||8,980 psi||62 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||278,000 psi||1,920 MPa|
|IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C)||ASTM D256||1.8 ft-lb/in||96.4 J/m|
|IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C)||ASTM D256||3.6 ft-lb/in||191.1 J/m|
ABSi Electrical Properties
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES4||TEST METHOD||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||1.5x109 - 6.1x1010 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||3.4 - 3.6|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||0.12 - 0.15|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||100 - 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
|THERMAL PROPERTIES2||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125" unannealed||ASTM D648||188°F||86°C|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealed||ASTM D648||163°F||73°C|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||240°F||116°C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion||ASTM D696||6.7x10-06 in/in/°F||12.1x10-05 mm/mm/°C|
|Melting Point||---------------||Not Applicable3||Not Applicable3|
3. Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.
|Flame Classification||UL94||HB (0.059", 1.5 mm)|
ABSi System Availability
|SYSTEM AVAILABILITY||LAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITY||SUPPORT STRUCTURE||AVAILABLE COLORS|
|Fortus 400mc»||0.013 inch (0.330 mm)||Soluble Supports||Translucent 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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