ABS is a low-cost engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. It is widely used for machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to paint and glue. Natural (beige) ABS and black ABS are FDA compliant for use in food processing applications. The following physical property information is based on typical values of the base acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin.
- Excellent impact resistance
- Good machinability
- Excellent aesthetic qualities
- Easy to paint and glue
- Good strength and stiffness
- Relatively low cost
This could be a potential material for me to use in the mold I’m going to make because it is easy to mold, cheap and when it has set in the mold it will be strong and perfect to use as a last.