Know Your Materials: Specialty ABS

By TriMech on

Stratasys ABS thermoplastic materials have been used primarily to create durable parts and prototypes. Specialty ABS materials take prototypes to a whole new level by making them functional. The increased strength, transparency and ability to be bio-compatible set these specialty ABS materials apart and allow prints to be closer to the final product. They are changing the game for many industries. 


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene-Electrostatic Dissipative is an ABS thermoplastic that has static dissipative properties that are made for preventing static in products that could be impaired or explode. This property also prevents dust from being attracted to electronics which is ideal for circuit boards. ABS-ESD7 is a production-grade thermoplastic and mainly used for jigs and fixtures in assembling electronic components. 

ABSi TaillightABSi

This material is made for conceptual modeling, digital manufacturing and functional prototyping. The superior strength to ABS and transparent nature allows material flow and light transmission to be monitored. These features make ABSi the best ABS solution for medical and automotive industries. 


Rocket ABS M30The strength of a material is important for functional prototyping, manufacturing tools, production parts and concept models. This material is up to 25-70 percent stronger than standard ABS. It also exceeds standard ABS with greater tensile, impact, flexural strength and stronger layer bonding. All of these features, combined with a higher quality and more realistic print, showcase that ABS-M30 is superior to standard ABS material. 

Skull ABS M30iABS-M30i

The high strength nature of this material makes it ideal for the medical, pharmaceutical and food packaging industries. Parts manufactured with ABS-M30i material are biocompatible (ISO 10993 USP Class VI) and can be gamma or EtO sterilized. 

Learn More About Specialty ABS

This article is just meant as an introduction to these materials. For additional details and  specifics about all that it can do, take a look at some of our related content:

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