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Use this tag for questions on Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, also known as ABS, a commonly used thermoplastic polymer.

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Processes & Materials for Part

I have a large part, a chute that measures 638.54 × 152 × 369.05 mm, with a 2 or 3 mm wall thickness. This part was originally was ABS that was injection molded. Smoothness is required on the inside ...
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Will active chamber heating with heating bed and PTC heater (forced convection by fan) be better than passive chamber heating with only bed?

1.Active chamber heating (fan forced convection +heating bed +PTC heater) vs 2.Passive chamber heating(natural convection+ heating bed) In the book "3D Printing Failures_ 2020 Edition_ How to ...
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What should one do to ensure ABS sticks to bed?

I'm trying to print with ABS plastic. I've only used PLA before. I'm using Anycubic Kobra Neo (Heated, PEI-coated bed). Originally, I just changed my plastic to ABS and tried printing with ...
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Why do straight lines on the top appear to be curved?

I'm having a problem with my prints. Recently when I print rectangular pieces, the piece has an strange curve in one edge, it also has an strange patter in the surface. I have calibrated the bed but ...
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What is this called and how do I avoid it? (model frees itself from support structure and warps upwards)

I want to print the following model on my Kobra Max using ABS. I have uploaded it here. I have tried it 3 times now, it always results in this: As you can see, one part managed to break free from ...
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ABS does not stick AFTER some good layers

Usually I had problems with the adhesion of the first layers, and most questions here and out there are about this issue. Instead now I'm facing another problem. After "some" (few or even ...
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Make a 3D print airtight 10 bar (140 psi)

I want to make some prints of pressure resistants. I am currently trying to print a simple cylinder to find the best parameters to make my prints airtight (by airtight I mean, it needs to resist to 10 ...
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Which filament is best for printing parts that will endue a constant load for a long period of time?

I thought the answer was ABS, but I read about how some people used it to print parts that were used in plumbing, and they failed when put under constant load, and some said that PETG is better for ...
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Can "ABS Glue" damage the PEI sheet when used frequently?

I heard about how people dissolve ABS filament in Acetone, resulting in a glue-like solution which then they rub it on the bed and start printing. Apparently, this helps with warping. But I saw it ...
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Weird blobs all over shell

I've been trying to print parts for Voron 2.4 but I'm having issues getting proper surface on walls. I'm printing with ABS. I couldn't find same problem all over the net looking at the images. Bed ...
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ABS bed adhesion on a textured glass bed (AnyCubic Chiron)?

I have printed a lot of ABS in the past and understand the issues of shrinkage and adhesion. My previous printer had smooth window glass surface, and both clean surface and hairspray would usually do ...
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Printing ABS on Ender 3 V2, and stopping part cooling fan?

I want to print ABS on Ender 3 V2 so I turned off the part cooling fan. In doing so the electronics fan stopped, apparently they are connected and I don't want to mess with the wiring. Is it safe to ...
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I have blind clips that are no longer being produced. I want to be able to 3D print them. What would be the best way to make a copy?

I have a set of blind clips that I want to be able to print out. They no longer produce them and I cannot find a possible place to buy them. I have minimal experience in CAD and am wondering, I have ...
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Adventure 3 ABS problems with raft and quality

So I started using ABS yesterday, I have done multiple prints and the quality was amazing to start with, but now I'm getting small protrusions out of the layers. I use the FlashPrint fine settings for ...
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Good filament/s for heat resistance in cars

I have designed a cupholder for my center console in my truck with PETG. I was hoping it wouldn't deform and it didn't for a while but we got some high temperatures the past few days (around 32-38 °C ...
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PC-ABS poor layer adhesion

I recently started printing Polymaker's PC-ABS blend on my modified Ender 3 v2. The print quality is good but the layer adhesion is pretty bad. The layers aren't delaminating while printing but I can ...
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Help printing in ABS

My first attempt to print in ABS has been an unmitigated disaster, and I could do with some advice before I try again. I've been trying to print a Bean Hopper Extension for Melitta Barista TS Smart ...
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Up! mini raft sticking to prints

I have an UP! mini and I am using the UP Studio and ABS 1.75 mm. My prints are always stuck to the rafts and are impossible to remove without destroying the print. I've had a look at the settings on ...
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Printing issues of ABS on a Flashforge Adventure 3 nozzle blocked

I tried to print in ABS for my first time. I have had my printer for almost 2 years but have only just started to use it and have a total of 28 hours of print time. The job I tried to print was meant ...
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Unwanted texture at base of ABS print

I'm getting close with this print, but I'm seeing some rippling at the base that I can't seem to eliminate (see photo at the end of the post). The model is here if it helps. It seems that the texture ...
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How to switch from PETG to either PLA/ABS mid print?

I have an Ender 3 Pro and I'm about to print a relatively large model on it. I've been printing in PETG and I'd like to use up the last of the roll during this print. When the roll runs out however, I ...
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How to set multiple draft shields in Prusaslicer?

Draft shields helped me a lot to get some usable prints out of ABS on a non-enclosed printer with a small printing bed, but I noticed that the shield cracks (it is affected by the issue that would ...
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Enclosures (w.r.t. emissions) useful for not only printing ABS?

I've been reading and seeing a lot of texts on the internet and videos on YouTube claiming that enclosures are both beneficial and not so beneficial. My main concern though is the possible toxic fumes ...
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Are there differences in filament consumption between ABS and PLA

I have been printing the same model once with Verbatim PLA and once with an ABS material from Switzerland. For both I was using two brand new 1 kg spools of filament. I was printing both at the same ...
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How to prepare bed for printing ABS filament?

I have never used ABS filament before, so my question is, how do I prepare my glass build plate for printing ABS filament? My second question, is, after you have prepared it, and have finished ...
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Is nozzle no longer heating up correctly related to hotend insulation being pulled off?

The insulation of the heater block got pulled off... I was trying to print ABS on my TEVO Tornado, overnight. But I not-so-smartly left the window open overnight, thinking it was alright (as to remove ...
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How to solve ABS deformation at the bottom?

I am printing small mechanical pieces in ABS: 100 ºC bed temperature 70 ºC Room temperature 250 ºC nozzle temperature 0.4 mm nozzle, at 0.15 mm per layer. 100.8 % scale to compensate ABS dimensional ...
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Prusa MK3S Nylon&ABS print failures

I'm using Prusa i3 MK3S and every time I want to create a durable, impact resistant part, I use ABS/Nylon. The problem is, however, that when I print something small (of less than 1 cm width for ...
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3D Printer does not print whole object

Just took delivery of a massive Anycubic Chiron to my house and have been trying to get it printing successfully for supplies for fellow clinic staff. For some reason, it is only printing a portion of ...
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Why can't I use PLA with ABS in a dual extruding 3D printer?

I have a XYZ Da Vinci duo and I want to run water soluble PLA with ABS How can I do that?
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Filament change (M600) causes color mixing despite excessive purge

I have an Anet A6, where I uploaded Marlin 1.1.9, because the manual filament change on the stock firmware was really bad (90 % of the times it clogged the hotend). I've tweaked it a bit, and I'd ...
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Acetone Smoothing an ABS Cone - (New to 3D printing)

Today marked my first time using a 3D printer - have to admit I was originally skeptical but am now incredibly impressed and am having to hold myself back from purchasing one for myself! Was a great ...
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Making Polyurethane molds with PLA (or ABS) 3D printed master

I want to make Polyurethane molds for concrete using 3D printed PLA or ABS master object. like this video: (this video is not about concrete of course!) I'm not sure ...
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Nail polish remover that won't dissolve ABS?

In Finishing sunken text in 3D prints, I found that nail polish works great for filling sunken lettering in 3D-printed parts, but the procedure for using it requires removing the excess from the non-...
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What causes these blobby corners

Contrary to a lot of other corner related problems (where the corners are bulging), I seem to have a different problem where the corners (ONLY) seem to stick out and appear blobby in the x/y plane. ...
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What kind of paint and varnish can be used with ABS?

I know that acrylic paint, the same kind that is used to paint miniature figurines, works best for PLA. Does it works on ABS pieces as well? Can I also use the same kind of varnish that is used for ...
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3D Print Enclosure

Developing an electronic product for which I'll need an enclosure. It's about 50x30x20mm and should survive higher temperatures (50-60 degrees). Because of the low volume (under 500 required per year),...
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Is there a way to print with ABS without enclosure?

ABS is a very strong material, but it also has some downsides. One of them, which is the necessity of having a printer with enclosure, completely discouraged me from using it, as it would be a waste ...
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ABS de-layering on Ender 3

I feel like I’ve tried everything. I’ve had an Ender 3 for seven months now printing in PLA. I’ve modded it plenty including BLTouch. I’m now doing a project that really requires ABS so I have the ...
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Good profile for slicing ABS in Slic3r?

Does anyone know of a good slicer profile (i.e., an .ini file.) for Slic3r for printing ABS for a Prusa i3 MK3S printer?
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Best way to fix ABS corner curling on enclosed Prusa style printer with PEI heatbed?

I'm trying to set up an enclosed (custom enclosure) Prusa i3 style printer for ABS, but having a fair amount of difficulty preventing the part corners from curling. Detailed specs: Geetech A10 (...
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Printing temperatures for ABS on a Flashforge Adventurer 3

I've recently acquired a Flashforge Adventurer 3 and am having difficulty printing with ABS. The initial layers seem to lay and stay pretty well, though after a few more moments, one side will peel up ...
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What do you recommend for removing prints from Monoprice Maker Select bed?

I've been making some ABS prints, but it's really hard to remove it afterwards. I've read a lot of different ways of removing it, including using the included chisel/spatula, using air duster, 50/50 ...
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How to paint ABS to look like wood [closed]

I have a piece printed in white ABS, which is a half-scale replica of an unvarnished oak sculpture. After sanding off the worst of the layer lines, I'd like to paint it to get a nice wood finish. I ...
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When is kapton tape useful as a bed adhesive?

I've long since been aware that some people swear by Kapton tape as a bed adhesive, with MatterHackers claiming that Kapton tape is the recommended bed adhesive for ABS. What makes Kapton tape so ...
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Enclosure Ventilation

I am building an enclosure for my 3D printer (Anycubic i3 Mega) and I'm wondering about heat and ventilation for my machine. My enclosure is is build from five 50x50x50 cm Plexiglass frames glued ...
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3D printer filament will not load after running the printer out of filament

We wanted to test the post process properties of PVA but did not want to print anything. We unloaded the ABS that was in the printer and then started loading some PVA. After the PVA was loaded we ...
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Strange grooves with ABS

I am experiencing strange grooves in my ABS prints; with PLA everything is fine. Some layers seem to randomly overextruded and others underextruded. My parameters: Temp: 240°C Retraction Distance: 5&...
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Monoprice i3 clone heat shuts off printing abs

I have the Monoprice Select 3D Printer (i3 clone). I'm trying to print ABS. I set the temperature to 230°C for the extruder and 110°C for the bed. I can see the printer warming up to those ...
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Cooling time query ABS

I printed Thingiverse "Benchy" at the default Anet settings for ABS, hot end and bed, as a first test. The result was fair but needs a bit of tweeking. The model was removed from the "hot bed" and set ...
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