Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) 1.75 Filament 500g

20.00$

Description

If you’re interested in printing with ASA, it’s helpful to know what it can be used for, as well as some of the reasons you might want to (or not) try your hand at this special filament. Let’s take a deeper look!

Pros

  • Strong UV resistance
  • Strong chemical resistance
  • Water resistant
  • Post-processing capabilities with acetone
  • High impact resistance
  • Tough
  • Durable
  • Good finish
  • Anti-static

Cons

  • Releases potentially dangerous fumes
  • More expensive in comparison to other 3D printing filaments
  • High extruder temperature
  • High bed temperature
  • Consumes a lot of energy for printing
  • Parts can crack (as seen in the image above)
  • Parts can warp and shrink

Uses

  • Automotive exterior parts
  • Housing components
  • Sporting goods
  • Exterior signage
  • Garden equipment
  • Outdoor parts and fixtures

Now that we know more about where we could use ASA parts, let’s take a look at printing it before we get to the best brands to use!

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