Beautiful FDM Thermoplastic Printing with 10 Colours

Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UB stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM thermoplastic printing material.

Overview

With its outstanding aesthetics and a range of ten fade-resistant colours, ASA has the highest aesthetic qualities of any FDM thermoplastic printing material. It works as an all-purpose prototyping material with exceptional UV stability and is ideal for production parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use. With fade-resistant properties, ASA is excellent for building parts for outdoor use from electrical housings and brackets, to sporting goods and automotive prototypes.

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Material Performance

ASA is a production-grade thermoplastic that is combines mechanical strength and UV stability with the best part aesthetics FDM technology has to offer.

Material Properties Izod notch testing

IZOD IMPACT,
NOTCHED

64 J/m XZ axis

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection
Temperature

98°C

Material Properties Flexural Strength

Flexural
Strength

60 MPa XZ axis
48 MPa ZX axis

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile
Strength

29 MPa XZ axis
27 MPa ZX axis

 

Material Highlights

Characteristics

  • Opaque
  • Strong and durable
  • UV-stable
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • Ten colours
  • can be smoothed to achieve the gloss of injection-molded parts

Uses

  • Parts for outdoor infrastructure and commercial use
  • Functional prototypes for outdoor testing, including automotive parts and accessories
  • Great general-purpose prototyping

Advantages

  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Best aesthetics of any FDM thermoplastic
  • Excellent bridging capabilities for sparser, lighter parts
  • Hands-free support removal

 

Performance Scale

Material Colours

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglish XZ AxisEnglish ZX AxisMetric XZ AxisMetric ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6384,200 psi3,850 psi29 MPa27 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4,750 psi4,300 psi33 MPa30 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638290,000 psi280,00 MPa2,010 MPa1,950 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389%3%9%3%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382%2%2%2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D7908,700 psi6,900 psi60 MPa48 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790270,000 psi240,000 psi1,870 MPa1,630 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790No Break4%No Break4%
Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psiASTM D648208°F98°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648196°F91°C
Vicat Softening Temperatre (Rate B/50)ASTM D1525217°F103°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DMA (SSYS)226°F108°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow)ASTM E8314.90E-06 in/in/°F8.79E-06 mm/mm/°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow)ASTM E8314.60E-06 in/in/°F8.28E-06 mm/mm/°C
Electrical PropertiesTest MethodOrientationValue Range
Volume ResistivityASTM D257XZ1.0E14 – 1.0E15 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-98XZ2.97 – 3.04
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98XZ0.009
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method AXZ329 V/mil
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09 Method AZX414 V/mil
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Notched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23˚C)ASTM D2561.2 ft-lb/n64 J/m
Unnotched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23˚C)ASTM D2566 ft-lb/in321 J/m
OtherTest MethodValue
Specific GravityASTM D7921.04
Flame ClassificationUL94HB
UL File Number345258
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785 (Scale R, 73°F)82

System Compatibility

Fortus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc

Fortus 900