ABS is a widely used plastic for a wide range of applications in the automotive and electrical industries as well as in the model making and the hobby sector. It has many important positive properties such as high stiffness, strength and impact resistance, can be easily reworked and is cost-effective. However, a decisive disadvantage of ABS in 3D printing is its tendency to warp, which can cause the part to partially or completely detach from the printing bed during the printing process. The use of suitable fillers can significantly reduce this distortion, allowing ABS to be processed at higher speeds and/or lower temperatures and thus also on printers without a heated build chamber/print bed. Due to its morphology, Neuburg Siliceous Earth is suitable for application in 3D filaments of ABS: the round grain shape of the corpuscular silica results in reduced isotropic distortion and the aggregate structure improves the layer adhesion.
ADVANTAGES OF USING NEUBURG SILICEOUS EARTH
- Easy handling: low dusting, easily dispersible
- Reduced warping
- Very good mechanical properties
- Comparable layer adhesion
Faster print speed
Lower printing temperature enables processing even on printers without heated build chamber / print bed