At 3D Universe, our streamlined approach is to deliver a focused set of products that perform exceptionally well. Filament is no exception. As such, we are especially pleased to announce that we are now carrying Ultimaker's own brand of filament. We can now offer our customers filament that is designed specifically for use with Ultimaker 3D printers.
Tougher Than PLA
ABS, also known as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is the same material from which Lego bricks are made. Surfaces printed in Ultimaker ABS will have a matte finish. Other materials like CPE and XT have much higher chemical resistance, whereas ABS excels at maintaining its strength at higher temperatures. As such it's a good material to use in printing mechanical parts.
ABS is best printed at temperatures between 235ºC and 250ºC, with higher temperatures being more favorable. For first layer adhesion, we generally recommend use an ABS juice/slurry made with acetone. The suggested bed temperature for ABS is 110ºC
As sudden decreases in temperature will cause ABS to warp while it's printing, it's critical to shield in-progress print jobs from air vents, windows, air conditioning, etc. For the best possible results, we strongly recommend using the Ultimaker Advanced Printing Kit with this filament.
NOTE: 3D Universe is authorized to sell this product in the United States of America, only.
Works With Most 3D Printers That Accept 2.85 mm
Ultimaker ABS is tested primarily for use with Ultimaker 3D Printers. But, it will also function quite well on any other printer with a heated bed that works with standard 2.85 mm size filaments. This includes LulzBot 3D Printers.
ABS requires a little bit more care and attention to achieve desired results. Thus, we generally advise customers that are new to 3D printing to "test the waters" printing with PLA, first, before exploring ABS.
Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...
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