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.
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
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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 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
Consumer Goods Prototyping
Outdoor Commercial End-Use Parts
ASA Material Specification
Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||XZ ORIENTATION||ZX ORIENTATION|
|Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||29 MPa (4,200 psi)||27 MPa (3,850 psi)|
|Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||33 MPa (4,750 psi)||30 MPa (4,300 psi)|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||2,010 MPa (290,000 psi)||1,950 MPa (280,000 psi)|
|Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||9%||3%|
|Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||2%||2%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||60 MPa (8,700 psi)||48 MPa (6,900 psi)|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||1,870 MPa (270,000 psi)||1,630 MPa (240,000 psi)|
|Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||No Break||4%|
|THERMAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||VALUE|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi||ASTM D648||98 °C (208 °F)|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||91 °C (196 °F)|
|Vicat Softening Temperatre (Rate B/50)||ASTM D1525||103 °C (217 °F)|
|Glass Transition Temperature (Tg)||DMA (SSYS)||108 °C (226 °F)|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow)||ASTM E831||88 μm/(m•°C) (49 x 10 in/(in•°F))|
|Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow)||ASTM E831||83 μm/(m•°C) (46 x 10 in/(in•°F))|
|ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ORIENTATION||VALUE RANGE|
|Volume Resistivity||ASTM D257||XZ||1.0×10 – 1.0×10 ohm-cm|
|Dielectric Constant||ASTM D150-98||XZ||2.97 – 3.04|
|Dissipation Factor||ASTM D150-98||XZ||0.009|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09, Method A||XZ||329 V/mil|
|Dielectric Strength||ASTM D149-09 Method A||ZX||414 V/mil|
|Notched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23 ˚C)||ASTM D256||64 J/m (1.2 ft-lb/n)|
|Unnotched Impact, XZ orientation (Method A, 23 ˚C)||ASTM D256||321 J/m (6 ft-lb/in)|
|Specific Gravity||ASTM D792||1.05|
|Rockwell Hardness||ASTM D785 (Scale R, 73 °F)||82|
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Tough long-lasting parts
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