ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

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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
  • Luggage
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Toys
  • 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.



Posted on

June 28, 2016