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Production-grade Thermoplastic

Now you can build consistently high-quality parts, with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM® thermoplastic.

ASA is poised to become the most popular all-purpose prototyping material for Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling production 3D printers.

Matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, ASA may be your new favorite general prototyping material. Its UV-resistance makes it especially suited in production parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use. And its wide selection of colours and matte finish makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive components and accessories.


ASA exterior outlet 3D printed part

Example Parts

Example durable molded silicone prototypes and production parts in a wide range of durometers and custom colors, pick on the images below to enlarge:

ASA Material Profile

Learn more about the benefits of Fused Deposition Modeling printed parts

FDM Materials Profile

Learn more about the benefits of 3D printed FDM parts

Take a closer look at some of Stratasys’ most popular and versatile FDM materials along with six useful applications.

The materials covered in this video span from standard plastics (ABS-M30 and ASA) to engineering (Nylon 12) and high performance plastics (ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010).

ASA Paint Caps

Main Uses

ASA is an all-purpose prototyping material with exceptional UV stability, especially suited in production parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use. ASA won’t degrade with prolonged outdoor use and is accurate, stable and very durable.

ASA Material Applications

Concept modeling

Functional Prototyping

Consumer Goods Prototyping

Production Parts

Outdoor Commercial End-Use Parts

ASA Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material

Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63829 MPa (4,200 psi)27 MPa (3,850 psi)
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63833 MPa (4,750 psi)30 MPa (4,300 psi)
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382,010 MPa (290,000 psi)1,950 MPa (280,000 psi)
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389%3%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382%2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79060 MPa (8,700 psi)48 MPa (6,900 psi)
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D7901,870 MPa (270,000 psi)1,630 MPa (240,000 psi)
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790No Break4%
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psiASTM D64898 °C (208 °F)
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D64891 °C (196 °F)
Vicat Softening Temperatre (Rate B/50)ASTM D1525103 °C (217 °F)
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)DMA (SSYS)108 °C (226 °F)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow)ASTM E83188 μm/(m•°C) (49 x 10 in/(in•°F))
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow)ASTM E83183 μm/(m•°C) (46 x 10 in/(in•°F))
Volume ResistivityASTM D257XZ1.0×10 – 1.0×10 ohm-cm
Dielectric ConstantASTM D150-98XZ2.97 – 3.04
Dissipation FactorASTM D150-98XZ0.009
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09, Method AXZ329 V/mil
Dielectric StrengthASTM D149-09 Method AZX414 V/mil
Notched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23 ˚C)ASTM D25664 J/m (1.2 ft-lb/n)
Unnotched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23 ˚C)ASTM D256321 J/m (6 ft-lb/in)
Specific GravityASTM D7921.05
Rockwell HardnessASTM D785 (Scale R, 73 °F)82

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Service

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.

FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

Our FDM production machines are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.

With the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.

Gain new possibilities

TriMech's FDM 3D printing service will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.

Industries we work with are able to cut lead times and costs, we help clients to deliver better products and get to market faster.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in ASA?

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