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ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – is a type of common thermoplastic polymer commonly used in plastic injection molding manufacturing. When ABS is extruded into a filament, it is a common material used with 3D printers. ABS is most commonly used in the manufacture of household and consumer goods, although it has a number of other applications and is used in the production of products such as:
- Musical instruments
- Automotive trim components
- Medical devices
- Golf club heads
- Enclosures for electronic assemblies
- Bicycle and other safety headgear
- Canoes and kayaks
- Small kitchen appliances
- Furniture components
- Keyboard keycaps
ABS is an attractive material to work with as it is low-cost and can be used in such a wide variety of products as mentioned above. In addition, it is very easy to fabricate and machine and possesses a high degree of stiffness, strength, and impact resistance. ABS is also an easy material to glue or paint after machining/fabrication is complete.
Whatever your ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene manufacturing needs may be, Source International can assist you from initial Product Development to First Production to In-process Quality Control to Shipping. Contact us today to find out how we can help you save time and money while increasing overall efficiency and product quality.