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We carry Natural and Black ABS Rod and Sheet in Stock
The machine grade (.125″- 6.0″) Absylux ABS sheet is smooth on both sides and is either Black or Natural (straw-tan-ivory-beige). Material is easily cut with common cutting tools, can be machined similar o woods or soft metals (brass), CNC machining is appropriate.
Machine Grade ABS is FDA approved for use in food processing applications. ABS materials can be bonded with solvents or attached to itself with ultra-sonic or heat welding methods. Can be sanded, drilled and worked like a hard wood.
ABS Rod and ABS sheet are very strong and tough and applicable to be used in most general purpose applications. Good dimensional stability and machining properties. Available is a wide range of sizes in both sheet and rod and custom formulations and sizes.
Some common tradenames for ABS include: Tecaran®, Absulux®, Sustaabs®, and several more.
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
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.
How does ABS compare with Acetal and other materials?
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″
Natural ABS Sheet and Rod
.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
Conductive, Static Dissipative, Flame Retardant, Custom Sizes, Formulations, Profiles or Colors
||R59 Typical Value
|Specific Gravity||D792||1.04||1.18 – 1.25|
|Tensile Strength Yield||D638||6,500||5,000|
|Izod Impact – Notched||D256||7.0||7.8|
|Hardness – Rockwell||D785||R105||R93|
|Deflection Temp @ 264psi||D648||192||174|
|Deflection Temp @ 66 psi||D648||208||195|
|Co. Thermal Expansion||D696||5.3X10-5||4.6 -5.5X10-5|
These Properties are for evaluation purposes only.
This information is not to be construed as a warranty, guarantee or assurance that you may achieve the same results. Materials made from different resin types, manufacturing techniques and manufacturers will react differently. The information should be used to compare against other materials only, and each user should make his own tests to determine suitability. No warranty as to this materials suitability are either expressed or implied.