3D Printing ABS is difficult for many 3D printers. Like most plastics, ABS was developed for injection molding. ABS requires 3d printing at high temperatures and when cools is prone to both warping and layer adhesion issues. Most 3D printers struggle with printing ABS due to its properties.
The Fusion3 F400 is the high speed 3D printer for ABS. The F400 3D printer handles ABS like a ‘champ’ thanks to its multi-zone heated bed and the enclosed, passively heated print chamber.
To further illustrate its capabilities, we printed a large ABS part at high speed (200mm/sec) which is beyond the range of most 3D printers on the market today.
Here are a few things to watch for in this video:
NO WARPING OR CURLING: The Fusion3 3D printer’s multi-zone heated bed ensures that the bottom of the part does not warp or curl.
GREAT LAYER ADHESION: ABS is known layers to split and delaminate due to rapid cooling of the layers, especially at higher speeds. However, the F400-S 3D printer’s passively heated print chamber ensures that layers cool slowly and don’t split or delaminate.
ACCURACY: Even at high speed, the part is reasonably accurate! While there are some ripples in the surface of the part, they correspond to the polygon vertices in the model.
EXCELLENT MATERIAL FLOW THROUGH THE PRINT HEAD: Despite the fast speeds, the printer never experiences any flow starvation or extrusion issues at the beginning of the layer perimeters.