HELLO3D 3D Printer Filament – ASA – 1.75mm – Natural – 1Kg
ASA, also know as Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile, is a 3D printable plastic with properties similar to ABS.
Instead of the butadiene rubber that acts as an impact modifier in ABS, ASA uses acrylate rubber embedded in a styrene-acrylonitrile matrix. The absence of a double bond in acrylate rubber gives ASA about ten times greater resistance against weathering and UV radiation compared to ABS.
Due to its properties, ASA is mostly used in products meant for outdoor applications. This ranges from home and garden fixtures (gutters, drain pipes, mailboxes, shutters, flower boxes) to outdoor adventure equipment (boat hulls, windsurfing boards, outdoor camping equipment) and automotive parts (bumper covers, grilles & side view mirror housings).
The settings for printing with ASA are very similar to those you would normally use for ABS. This means printing at very high temperatures, perhaps even beyond what some printer models are capable of delivering.
Just like ABS, ASA can be very temperature sensitive. This means that a heated bed is absolutely necessary when printing with ASA. The recommended setting for the temperature of your printing bed is 110 °C. However, some printing beds are not capable of reaching temperatures this high. In such cases, a temperature setting between 90 and 100 °C should do, but make sure that you are using good adhesion.
The HELLO3D 3D printer ASA filament has the following characteristics:
- 100% virgin material without cheap plastic fillers
- Print Temperature: 220 – 250°C, dependent on printer model
- Heat Bed temperature: 90°C to 100°C
- 1Kg net weight
- Accurate diameter of 1.75mm with a tolerance of ± 0.05mm
- Vacuumed Sealed With Desiccant
- ROHS Certification from SGS testing