ABS plastic filament
The UP Plus can print in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) thermoplastic and is the primary material used by the UP family of 3D printers. ABS is the plastic of choice for 3D Printers, as the printed parts are tough and durable. The parts are built tough and can be used as usable, functional end-use parts and is the same plastic as Lego. Removal of support material is easy and safe. No dangerous chemicals are required, just simply break away the support that is printed in the same material but in a lower density. You can slice your models into parts, print them in components and then just glue using nail varnish remover (Acetone).
Properties of ABS plastic: High strength, impact resistance, toughness, heat resistance, good electrical insulator, moisture resistant, high strength to weight ratio.
We offer our ABS in a wide range of colours, from white, to black, red and green and all the colours in between. Our current line of 1.75mm ABS filament includes standard white, black, red, green, blue and yellow. You can view our complete colour selection from our online store, here. Great for use in the UP family of 3D printers.
PLA (Polylactic acid) is derived from corn and is biodegradable. PLA is not the recommended plastic to print with, as the material starts breaking down after a few months and printed parts are brittle. The material is very sharp when broken and can be a hazard when removing support material from the printed parts.