PolyLite™ is a family of 3D printing filaments made with the best raw materials to deliver exceptional quality and reliability. PolyLite™ covers the most popular 3D printing materials to meet your everyday needs in design and prototyping. PolyLite™ ABS is made with a specialty bulk-polymerized ABS resin, which has significantly lower volatile content compared to traditional ABS resins. It delivers excellent printing quality with minimal odor during printing.
Less Odor / Excellent Quality - PolyLite™ ABS is made with a specialty bulk-polymerized ABS resin, which has significantly lower volatile content compared to traditional ABS resins. It delivers excellent printing quality with minimal odor during printing.
Balanced Mechanical / Thermal Properties - PolyLite™ ABS features well balanced mechanical and thermal properties, outperforming regular PLA and PETG in toughness while featuring a heat resistance up to 100°C.
Affordable Technology - Polymakers industry leading filament quality and technology now available at an affordable price.
Uncompromised Quality - With Polymaker's industry leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing, you can rest assured that PolyLite™ ABS will produce beautiful, reliable and accurate printed parts.
To learn more about PolyLite™ ABS, click the "Why people are using it", "Quality & Technologies" and "Specifications & FAQ" tabs.
ABS is one of the earliest and most common 3D Printing materials which has maintained its popularity for prototyping and additive manufacturing applications due to its low cost, balanced mechanical / thermal properties and excellent printing quality.
- Great toughness and heat resistance.
- Excellent price when compared to other engineering plastics.
- ABS materials are relatively easy to sand.
While printing with the right environmental temperature is very important for this material, ABS is an incredibly popular and worthwhile choice for low cost and functional applications.
PolyLite™ ABS is a cost effective material for manufacturing functional parts with great toughness, chemical resistance, heat resistance and ductility. With a heat resistance of up to 100˚C, PolyLite™ ABS can handle the temperature requirements of a wide range of applications, offering a durable solution for product manufacturing. When compared to materials like regular PLA and PETG, PolyLite™ ABS features improved ductility, enabling users to print parts designed with snap fit componentry.
Polymaker is an international team passionate about 3D printing. They produce the very best 3D printing materials by controlling every stage of production. With a diverse portfolio of materials ranging from high performance plastics to unique aesthetic solutions, Polymaker will continue to add cutting edge materials to its ever-growing portfolio.
At the core of Polymaker is their research & development laboratory, this is where all Polymakers materials are formulated and fine-tuned from the ground up to create the best in class 3D printing materials. Our precision testing equipment combines the latest advancements in technology to ensure they are ahead of the game.
Industry Leading Quality Control
PolyLite™ ABS like all other Polymaker materials is manufactured using state-of-the-art polymer processing technologies and equipment. Polymakers rigorous minimum 8 quality control processes ensure industrial standards of reliability for a consistent customer experience.
Tolerance: Polymakers custom developed extrusion, control and monitoring solutions to ensure filament tolerance and roundness meet Polymakers strict quality standards.
Reliable Mechanical, Colouring & Printing Properties: Every batch of filament products are tested to ensure all quality specs (melt flow, softening point, mechanical, diameter, round-ness) are met.
Drying & Vacuum Sealing: Before packaging, all Polymaker filaments are dried to a moisture level of < 0.1% to ensure the best printing quality and are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. All vacuum packaged products are left for 24 hours before boxing to ensure they are leak-free.
Transparent Spool: PolyLite™ ABS is wound on Polymakers 1kg transparent spools. With the transparent spool, it is easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project.
Resealable Bag: PolyLite™ ABS is packaged in a vacuum sealed resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like all other ABS filaments, PolyLite™ ABS is hygroscopic so we recommend using this bag for filament storage.
||245˚C - 265˚C
|Build Surface material
||BuildTak®, PEI sheet with ABS slurry
|Build plate temperature
||90˚C - 100˚C
||LOW for better surface quality
OFF for better strength.
||30mm/s - 50mm/s
|Recommended support material (optional)
Note: Based on 0.4 mm nozzle. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters
For other tips printing PolyLite™ ABS, click to read our starters guide to 3d printing most filament types or contact us!
Storage & Drying
Before packaging, PolyLite™ ABS is dried to ensure the best printing quality and filaments are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. When not in use PolyLite™ ABS should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag.
Like other ABS filaments, PolyLite™ ABS is susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air which can subsequently effect the quality and mechanical properties of the final prints. We recommend storing PolyLite™ ABS in the PolyBox™ or a dry cabinet during printing to prevent moisture absorption which will lower the quality of the print. The PolyBox™ keeps the filament at dry conditions (relative humidity of 15% or less).
If you hear popping sounds and notice that the surface quality of your print is uneven or the color is not consistent, this is a likely indicator that the filament has absorbed too much moisture. Spools of PolyLite™ ABS can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 80˚C for up to 8 hours. Results may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven so please be conservative. For more information about filament drying please read our user guide.
||1.12 (g/cm3 at 21.5˚C)
All testing specimens were printed under the following conditions: Nozzle Temperature = 260˚C, build plate temperature = 110˚C, infil = 100%, cooling fan = OFF
All specimens were conditioned at room temperature for 24h prior to testing.
|Heat deflection temperature
||ISO 75 1.8MPa
|Heat deflection temperature
||ISO 75 0.45MPa
|Vicat Softening Temperature
||ISO 306 GB/T 1633
|Young's modulus (X-Y)
||2174 ± 285 MPa
||ISO 527, GB/T 1040
|Young's modulus (Z)
||1835 ± 36 MPa
|Tensile strength (X-Y)
||33.3 ± 0.8 MPa
||ISO 527, GB/T 1040
|Tensile strength (Z)
||25.4 ± 0.8 MPa
|Bending strength (X-Y)
||72.8 ± 0.7 MPa
||ISO 178, GB/T 9341
|Bending strength (Z)
|Charpy impact strength (X-Y)
||12.6 ± 1.1 kj/m2
||ISO 179, GB/T 9343
|Charpy impact strength (Z)
||10.5 ± 0.4 kj/m2
We have full MDS and technical data sheets for PolyLite™ ABS and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!
The typical values presented in Polymakers data sheet are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. Due to the nature of 3D printing they should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes.
PolyLite™ ABS has been engineered with compatibility in mind to print excellently on a wide range of professional 3D printers. This material requires a heated bed and we recommend printing with an enclosure or heated chamber for sizeable or thin models.
Of course with thousands of unique 3d printer models on the market, we can't guarantee each filament type will work with every 3D printer.
Q: How does PolyLite™ ABS compare to other ABS materials?
A: Like Polymaker's other products, PolyLite™ ABS is designed specifically with 3D printing in mind. The raw ingredients in this material were chosen to reduce odor when printing and to maximize performance. Additionally users will also note when comparing technical data; PolyLite™ ABS is one of the strongest ABS materials on the market, outperforming many other brands.
Q: Can ABS be printed at large scales without warping?
A: A stable high temperature environment is required to print larger ABS parts without warping and whether a part is susceptible to warping will vary on how the residual stress releases within the parts geometry. Most users print ABS with the heated bed set to 100˚C and an enclosure to passively heat the surrounding environment; this effectively reduces internal stress which cause ABS to warp or crack. To guarantee that ABS can be printed at any size without warping, 3D printing with a professionally designed heated chamber is required.
Q: Is ABS a UV resistant plastic?
A: No, ABS is not an inherently UV resistant plastic. As a solution, some users paint their ABS 3D printed parts to provide UV protection. If you require a plastic that is UV resistant and similar to PolyLite™ ABS in mechanical / thermal performance, we recommend PolyLite™ ASA.
Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A: Polymaker’s PolyDissolve™ S2 filament is the recommended support filament for PolyLite™ ABS. If your 3D printer is not equipped for multi-material, self-support can be used.
Don't know where to start? Or which filament will suit your application? We have a broad range of support options including telephone support. Contact us today!