Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM thermoplastic.
ASA is poised to become the most popular all-purpose prototyping material. Matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, ASA may be your new favourite general prototyping material. Its UV-resistance makes it especially suited in end-use parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use. And its wide selection of colours and matte finish makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive components and accessories.
Mechanical strength and UV stability make ASA a great choice for functional prototyping. Ease of use makes it a top pick for iterative design. Outstanding aesthetics and ten fade-resistant colours make it an all-around favourite, even for end-use parts.
ASA is a production-grade thermoplastic that works beautifully with FDM Technology. Build enduring prototypes to test fit, form and function – or produce practical production parts for outdoor use. From electrical housings and brackets to sporting goods and automotive prototypes, ASA will give your designs a place in the sun.
ASA Mechanical Properties
|TEST METHOD||STANDARD||XZ ORIENTATION (ENG)||ZX ORIENTATION (ENG)||XZ ORIENTATION (METRICS)||ZX ORIENTATION (METRICS)|
|Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||4,200 psi||3,850 psi||29 MPa||27 MPa|
|Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||4,750 psi||4,300 psi||33 MPa||30 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||290,000 psi||280,000 psi||2,010 MPa||1,950 MPa|
|Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||9%||3%||9%||3%|
|Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min)||ASTM D638||2%||2%||2%||2%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||8,700 psi||6,900 psi||60 MPa||48 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||270,000 psi||240,000 psi||1,870 MPa||1,630 MPa|
|Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05"/min)||ASTM D790||No Break||4%||No Break||4%|
ASA Thermal Properties
|THERMAL PROPERTIES2||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi||ASTM D648||208˚F||98˚C|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||196˚F||91˚C|
|Vicat Softening Temperatre (Rate B/50)||ASTM D1525||217˚F||103˚C|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||226˚F||108˚C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow)||ASTM E831||4.90E-06 in/in/˚F||8.79E-06 mm/mm/˚C|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow)||ASTM E831||4.60E-06 in/in/˚F||8.28E-06 mm/mm/˚C|
ASA Electrical Properties
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ORIENTATION||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||XZ||1.0E14 - 1.0E15 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||XZ||2.97 - 3.04|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||XZ||0.009|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||XZ||329 V/mil|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09 Method A||ZX||414 V/mil|
ASA Test Method
|Notched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23˚C)||ASTM D256||1.2 ft-lb/n||64 J/m|
|Unnotched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23˚C)||ASTM D256||6 ft-lb/in||321 J/m|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.05|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785||82|
|UL File Number||- - - - - - - - -||345258|
ASA System Availability
|SYSTEM AVAILABILITY||LAYER THICKENESS CAPABILITY||SUPPORT STRUCTURE||AVAILABLE COLORS2|
|Fortus 380mc||0.010 inch (0.254 mm)||Soluble Support||Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray,|
|Fortus 400mc||0.007 inch (0.178 mm)||White, Ivory, Dark Blue,|
|Fortus 450mc||0.005 inch (0.127 mm)||Green, Yellow, Orange, Red|
1. Literature value unless otherwise noted.
2. The test data was collected using ASA (Natural) specimens. ASA colored material will have similar properties, but can vary by up to 10%.
3. Fortus 900mc does not have the 0.005 inch (0.127 mm) layer thickness capability.
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