For prototyping or when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness is required, ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is the plastic of choice.
ABS has excellent dimensional stability making it the perfect plastics material to use for your next prototyping project. It’s also easy to paint and glue. Natural (beige) and Black ABS are FDA compliant for use in food processing applications.
Advantages of using ABS in plastics manufacturing projects include:
- High impact strength
- Outstanding formability
- Excellent Ductility
- Performs well in high and low temperatures
- Great for dielectric welding
- Resistant to many chemical and plasticizers
- Good machinability
- Pleasing aesthetic qualities
Even with all these features, it’s a relatively low cost material. Learn more about ABS engineered plastics and get inspired for your next plastics project.