ABS Thermoplastic – FDM 3D Printing Material

PartSnap 3D Printing builds high durability parts and prototypes using a Stratasys FDM 3D printer with the following color options:

Default FDM, this is the fastest lead-time option
FDM, ABS Black
FDM, ABS White

Material properties:

Mechanical Properties1 Test Method English Metric
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 5,200 psi 36 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 350,000 psi 2,400 MPa
Tensile Elongation (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4% 4%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 8,800 psi 61 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 336,000 psi 2,300 MPa
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2.6 ft-lb/in 139 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 5.3 ft-lb/in 283 J/m


Thermal Properties2 Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125″ unannealed ASTM D648 204°F 96°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125″ unannealed ASTM D648 180°F 82°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50) ASTM D1525 210°F 99°C
Glass Transition (Tg) DSC (SSYS) 226°F 108°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) ASTM E831 4.9E-05 in/in/°F 8.82E-05 mm/mm/°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) ASTM E831 4.7E-05 in/in/°F 8.46E-05 mm/mm/°C
Melt Point – – – – – – – – – Not Applicable3 Not Applicable3


Electrical Properties4 Test Method Value Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 4.0x10e14 – 5.0x10e13 ohms
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 2.9 – 2.7
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 .0052 – .0049
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A 370 – 71 V/mil


Other2 Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.04
Flame Classification UL94 HB (0.09″, 2.50 mm)
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 109.5
UL File Number – – – – – – – – – E345258

 1Build orientation is on side long edge.

2Literature value unless otherwise noted.
3Due to amorphous nature, material does not display a melting point.
4All Electrical Property values were generated from the average of test plaques built with default part density (solid). Test plaques were 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.1 inches (102 x 102 x 2.5 mm) and were built both in the flat and vertical orientation. The range of values is mostly the result of the difference in properties of test plaques built in the flat vs. vertical orientation.
50.005 inch (0.127 mm) layer thickness not available for Fortus 900mc



  • Colors available
  • Lower Cost
  • High Izod Impact Strength (less brittle)
  • Variable Density fill for thick-walled prototypes
  • High Heat Resistance

Stratasys Dimension uPrint 3D Printing in ABS


  • Lower Resolution (0.010″ Layer Thicknesses)
  • Porous geometry (unsuitable for air-tight prototypes)

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