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 Properties Test Method English XZ Axis English ZX Axis Metric XZ Axis Metric ZX Axis
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 280,00 MPa 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%
Thermal Properties 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
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
Mechanical Properties Test Method English Metric
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
Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.04
Flame Classification UL94 HB
UL File Number 345258
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 (Scale R, 73°F) 82

Applications

System Compatibility

Frotus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc

Fortus 900