FDM 3D Printed Black ABS Monument Prototype

FDM 3D Printed Black ABS Monument Prototype

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

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About Project

In this post, we will show you another amazing project that we did with our FDM 3D printer: a black ABS monument-like prototype. This is the same model that we printed with PETG in our previous post, but with a different material and a different result. Let’s see how ABS compares to PETG and what are the benefits and challenges of using ABS for 3D printing.

ABS is a common thermoplastic that has good mechanical properties and excellent impact strength. It is also resistant to high temperatures, chemicals, and abrasion. We chose ABS for this project because we wanted to test its performance and quality. We also wanted to see how it differs from PETG in terms of surface finish.

Unlike the PETG part, which had some stringing on the surface and some curling on the edges, the ABS part has a uniform glossy surface that is smooth to the touch. You can barely feel the layer lines on the ABS part, while they are more noticeable on the PETG part. There are also no strings, warping, or curling on the ABS part, which makes it look more polished and professional.

We decided to show you the raw piece of ABS in this case, without any post-processing or finishing. We wanted to give you an honest and transparent view of what ABS can do and what its limitations are. We hope you appreciate our honesty and find this post informative and helpful.

If you are interested in trying out ABS for your own 3D printing projects, we have good news for you! FacFox is a leading online platform that offers high-quality FDM 3D printing services at affordable prices. You can upload your 3D model to our website facfox.com, choose your preferred material, color, and quantity, and get an instant quote. We will print your model with our professional FDM 3D printers and ship it to you in no time. You can also choose from other materials such as PLA, PETG, Nylon, TPU, and more.

FacFox is your one-stop shop for all your 3D printing needs. Whether you need a prototype, a product, or a gift, we can make it happen. Visit our website today and start your 3D printing journey with us!

Solution

  • Step 1: The 3D model of the monument-like shape was designed using CAD software. The model was then exported as an STL file, which is a standard format for 3D printing.
  • Step 2: The STL file was imported into slicing software, which is a program that converts the 3D model into a series of instructions for the FDM 3D printer. The slicing software also allowed to adjust various parameters such as the layer height, infill density, print speed, and temperature.
  • Step 3: The slicing software generated a G-code file, which is a set of commands that tells the FDM 3D printer how to move the extruder and deposit the filament.
  • Step 4: The FDM 3D printer was loaded with a spool of black ABS filament, which is a type of thermoplastic that has good mechanical properties and excellent impact strength. The filament was fed into the extruder, which is a device that melts and pushes the filament through a nozzle.
  • Step 5: The FDM 3D printer started to print the monument-like prototype by following the G-code instructions. The extruder moved along the X, Y, and Z axes and deposited the melted ABS filament layer by layer on the heated bed, which is a platform that supports the print and prevents warping. The print took several hours to complete.
  • Step 6: After the print was finished, the FDM 3D printer cooled down and the monument-like prototype was removed from the heated bed. The prototype was then ready to be displayed or used for further testing or comparison.