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ABS Machining – Durability Meets Versatility

A Material of Strength and Adaptability. ABS stands out as a high-impact, sturdy material that is exceptionally suited for machining. While we also offer ABS in 3D printed forms, many projects demand the higher precision, superior surface finish, and enhanced strength that only machining can provide.

At a Glance
Toughness
Scratch resistant
Flexibility
Textured options
Flame resistant grades
Dimensionally stable
Good for machining, forming, welding and bending

The Advantages & Uses of ABS for Machining

Although IPFL also offer ABS as a 3D printed material, some jobs require higher precision, surface finish or strength than its 3D printing counterpart. Machined and fabricated items from ABS are common place at IPFL running through various processes including machining, forming, welding, bending and post-processing.

  • Flame resistant grades
  • Textured options
  • Dimensionally stable
  • Scratch resistant
  • Good for machining, forming, welding and bending

Broad Industry Reach

Industrial Components: Ideal for parts requiring durability and impact resistance.
Consumer Products: ABS’s versatility makes it a preferred choice for household items, toys, and electronics.
Automotive and Aerospace: Used in components where strength and stability are paramount.

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