Why you should use ABS:
ABS is a material that is FDA Compliant It has good Mechanical Properties Very High Impact Strength It is Bondable/ Weldable to itself Cuts well with standard cutting tools Material is Paintable, Machinable, and Heat/ Vacuum Formable Same material as Black drain pipe used in homes.
ABS is ITAR compliant, and ABS is RoHS compliant.
Machine Grade ABS compares favorable with other engineering and mechanical plastics. Because ABS is bondable, it is frequently used to replace machinable plastics that are not bondable, like Nylon, Acetal and HDPE. Question: How does ABS compare with Acetal and other materials? Answer: It is a strong rigid plastic material that machines well, with a high impact strength. It is as dimensionally stable as more expensive plastics and is FDA compliant for food contact and yest is still bondable and paintable.
Formable ABS Sheet: .040″ – .250″ in 48″ X 96″
Black Haircell Surface one side: .060″ – .250″ in 48″ X 96″
White Haircell Surface one side: .062″ – .250″ in 54″ X 96″
Royalite R59: Specialty FR (fire retardant) with Haircell one side.
Smooth ABS Sheets / ABS Machine Grade Sheet: .125″ – 6″ thick
Natural (straw-tan-ivory-beige) and Black in 24″ X 48″ up to 48″ X 120″
Film: Natural ABS Sheet and Rod Special Order .001″ – .029″ up to 24″ wide (as little as 200 lbs runs)
ABS Rod and ABS Rods: .250″ – 6″ diameter in Natural (tan-beige) and Black up to 96″ lengths
Special Formulations: Conductive, Static Dissipative, Flame Retardant, Custom Sizes, Formulations, Profiles or Colors
Typical Resin Properties:
||R59 Typical Value
||1.18 – 1.25
|Tensile Strength Yield
|Izod Impact – Notched
|Hardness – Rockwell
|Deflection Temp @ 264psi
|Deflection Temp @ 66 psi
|Co. Thermal Expansion