FDM 3D Printed ASA Handles Small Batch Production

FDM 3D Printed ASA Handles Small Batch Production

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Process 3D Print
Material Plastic
Quantity 16 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 3 workdays

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About Project

If you are looking for a durable and weather-resistant material for your 3D printing projects, you might want to consider ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). ASA is a thermoplastic filament that has similar mechanical properties to ABS, but with better UV and outdoor performance. ASA is ideal for applications that require high strength, impact resistance, and resistance to chemicals, heat, and sunlight. Some examples of ASA products are automotive parts, outdoor electronics housings, and exterior signage.

One of the advantages of ASA is that it comes in a variety of colors, such as white, black, red, blue, green, yellow, and more. You can also use dyes to customize the color of your ASA prints. ASA has a matte finish that gives it a professional look and feel. ASA can be printed with FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printers, which are the most common and affordable type of 3D printers. FDM printers work by extruding molten plastic layer by layer to create a solid object.

One of the challenges of printing with ASA is that it requires high temperatures and a heated bed to prevent warping and cracking. ASA also emits potentially harmful fumes during printing, so you need to use proper ventilation and safety precautions. You may also need to use an enclosure to maintain a stable temperature and avoid drafts. Additionally, you may need to use a special build surface or a slurry of ABS or ASA and acetone to improve bed adhesion.

To demonstrate the capabilities of ASA, we have printed some handles with two holes on each end using FDM 3D printing. These handles are designed to be attached to various objects, such as doors, drawers, cabinets, tools, etc. They are strong enough to withstand frequent use and harsh environments. They also have a smooth and comfortable grip. The handles are printed in white ASA, but you can choose any color you like.

If you are interested in printing your own ASA handles or other ASA products, you can use FacFox’s ASA 3D printing services. FacFox is a professional online 3D printing platform that offers high-quality and affordable 3D printing solutions for various materials and applications. You can upload your 3D model to their website, choose your preferred material, color, and size, and get an instant quote. FacFox will print your model using their advanced FDM 3D printers and ship it to you in no time. You can also contact them for any custom requests or questions.

ASA is a great material for 3D printing projects that require durability and weather resistance. With FDM 3D printing and FacFox’s services, you can create amazing ASA products with ease and convenience. Try it out today!

Solution

  • Step 1: A 3D model of the handle was created using CAD software and exported as an STL file.
  • Step 2: The STL file was uploaded to FacFox’s website and the material, color, and size were selected. A quote was generated and the order was placed.
  • Step 3: The 3D model was sliced using slicing software that converted it into G-code instructions for the FDM 3D printer.
  • Step 4: The FDM 3D printer was loaded with ASA filament and preheated to the required temperature. A build surface or a slurry of ABS or ASA and acetone was applied to the heated bed to improve adhesion.
  • Step 5: The FDM 3D printer extruded the molten ASA filament layer by layer, following the G-code instructions, to create the handle.
  • Step 6: The printed handle was removed from the bed and cooled down. Any support material or excess filament was trimmed off. The handle was inspected for quality and accuracy.
  • Step 7: The handle was packed and shipped to the customer.