3D Fuel ABS Filament – Midnight Black
Our 3D Fuel ABS filament is the go to filament for projects that require high durability and able to withstand high temperatures. Some popular ABS+ brands withstand temperatures of 75-80C but 3D Fuel ABS is able to get into the 90C range which is not very common. More additives makes it lower odor and easier to print but you loose on things such as heat resistance and will have more warp.
3D Fuels unique formulation provides a very low odor and low warp filament and is commonly used for high strength applications and is a petroleum based material and can withstand many types of environments.
This was tested by using the Vicat softening method and was able to withstand temperatures up to 94C! The Vicat softening temperature is the temperature at which a flat ended needle penetrates the specimen to the depth of 1 mm under a specific load. In this test it was done at 5kg!
Please see our Technical Data Sheet for more information
- Low warp
- Low odor
- Heat resistant
- Mildly flexible
- can be sanded or smoothed with additional processing
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) requires a heated bed and is best with an enclosure to produce excellent layer adhesion. During printing ABS can produce some off gassing that is harmful if inhaled and a properly ventilated area is recommended. For more information please see our Safety Data Sheet for more information.
All 3D Fuel filament is manufactured in a factory in North Dakota to the highest tolerances. They have complete end-to-end control over the manufacturing process to ensure you get the highest quality product. Each spool includes spool metrics printed on each box which includes information such as tolerances and when it was produced so you know it is fresh!
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3D Fuels diameter tolerance is +/-0.02mm. Many do not think that this spec is important when printing but I would say it is one of the most important. Variations in this spec will cause (not maybe) failures and jams in your print jobs. 3D Fuel uses a multi-axis laser measuring system to control the filament diameter and ovality in real time during production. As your printer extrudes plastic filament it needs an even flow. If the diameter of the filament changes while partway extruding you will get over extrusion or under extrusion at those locations. If you have filament that is 1.8mm thick which by the way falls in the spec of +/-0.05mm filament, it does not take very much for that to jam a printer that is meant to run 1.75mm filament.
Each spool of filament will arrive on a plastic spool inside a vacuum-sealed bag with a packet of desiccant to keep out any moisture and keep it as fresh as possible.
Hotend Temp: 240-260C
Bed Temp: 100-110C
Bed Surface: PEI, Heated Bare Glass with hair spray, Blue Painters Tape, BuildTak, WhamBam
Fan speed: 10% (may vary from printer to printer)