Print translucent parts in standard thermoplastic

Use FDM 3D printing technology to print translucent prototypes in various thermoplastic colours.

Overview

ABSi allows manufacturers to create concept models and functional prototypes that resemble a final product without the need for costly outsourcing. Expand the 3D printing experience beyond opaque parts with ABSi material that allows for light transmission. This material is especially useful in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and medical-device manufacturing.

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Material Performance

Its strength is superior to standard ABS, and the translucent nature of ABSi is beneficial for monitoring material flow and light transmission.

Material Properties Izod notch testing

IZOD IMPACT,
NOTCHED

107 J/m XZ axis

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection
Temperature

87°C

Material Properties Flexural Strength

Flexural
Strength

62 MPa XZ axis

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile
Strength

37 MPa XZ axis

Material Highlights

Characteristics

  • Translucent
  • Strong and durable
  • Impact-resistant
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • Available in mutual, red and amber colours
  • Can be smoothed for improved transparency

Uses

  • Automotive design, especially lights and gauges
  • Medical device prototypes that require fluid monitoring
  • Other parts and prototypes that require fluid monitoring or light transmission

Advantages

  • Accurate, reliable functional testing with translucent ABS plastic
  • Hands-free support removal

Performance Scale

Material Colours

          

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglish Metric 
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125″, 0.2″/min)ASTM D6385,400 psi37 MPa
 Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125″, 0.2″/min) ASTM D638 277,700 psi1,920 MPa
 Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125″, 0.2″/min)ASTM D6384.4%4.4%
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
Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
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 D6966.7×10-06 in/in/°F12.1×10-05 mm/mm/°C
Melting PointNANA
Electrical PropertiesTest MethodValue Range
Volume ResistivityASTM D2571.5×109 – 6.1×1010 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
OtherTest MethodValue
Specific GravityASTM D7921.08
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785R108
Flame ClassificationUL 94HB (0.059″, 1.5mm)

System Compatibility

Frotus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc