ASA


ASA provides consistently high-quality, production grade parts with exceptional UV stability and the best aesthetics of any FDM® thermoplastic; ASA is poised to become the most popular all-purpose material. Matching or exceeding the mechanical properties of ABS, its UV-resistance makes it especially suited in end-use parts for outdoor commercial and infrastructure use, and its wide selection of colors and matte finish makes it ideal for attractive prototypes in consumer sporting goods, tools and automotive components.
Mechanical PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 4,200 psi 29 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 4,750 psi 33 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 290,000 psi2,010 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 9% 9%
Tensile Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125", 0.2"/min) ASTM D638 2% 2%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 8,700 psi 60 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 270,000 psi1,870 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break (Method 1, 0.05"/min) ASTM D790 No breakNo break
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 1.2 ft-lb/in 64 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 6.0 ft-lb/in 321 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D695------------------------------
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D695--------------- ---------------
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D732------------------------------


*All Mechanical Properties listed above are for the XZ Orientation, please see full details here


Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi, 0.125" unannealed ASTM D648 208°F 98°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi, 0.125" unannealed ASTM D648 196°F 91°C
Vicat Softening Temperature (Rate B/50)ASTM D1525217°F103°C
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) DSC (SSYS) 226°F 108°C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (flow) ASTM E8314.90e-06 in/(in·F°)8.79e-06 µm/(m·C°)
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (xflow) ASTM E8314.60e-06 in/(in·F°)8.28e-06 µm/(m·C°)
Melting Point---------------------------------------------


Electrical PropertiesTest MethodOrientationValue Range
Volume Resistivity ASTM D257 XZ1.0 x 1014 - 1.0 x 1015 ohms-cm
Dielectric Constant ASTM D150-98 XZ2.97-3.04
Dissipation Factor ASTM D150-98 XZ0.009
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A XZ329 V/mil
Dielectric Strength ASTM D149-09, Method A ZX414 V/mil


Other TestMethodValue
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.05
Rockwell Hardness ASTM D785 82
Flame Classification UL94 HB
Oxygen Index ASTM D2863 0.44
Vertical Burn FAR 25.853 --------------- ---------------
OSU Total Heat Release (2 min test,.060” thick) FAR 25.853 ---------------
UL File Number---------------E345258




System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 900mc 0.013 inch (0.330 mm)Soluble Support Black, Dark Grey, Light Grey, White, Ivory, Dark Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
System Availability Layer Thickness Capability Support Structure Available Colors
Fortus 400mc0.013 inch (0.330 mm)Soluble SupportsBlack
0.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.007 inch (0.178 mm)
0.005 inch (0.012 mm)


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