ASA 3D Printer Filament
- While ABS is strong and excellent for end-use parts, in prolonged outdoor use it can yellow and crack over time. This is because UV light often degrades many polymers. Enter: ASA filament. Our UV resistant, and slightly even more durable version of ABS.
- With improved weather resistance and excellent chemical resistance, rigid.ink ASA is the ideal material of choice for casings or outside prints. Our tested formula, free from contaminants means you’ll get exceptional layer to layer adhesion giving excellent finished part strength.
- Our industry leading tight tolerances of just 0.03mm+/- the stated 1.75mm or 2.85mm diameter give consistent layer lines, every time. This means perfect layer lines, leading to an excellent all-round surface finish. It’s just one of the ways we can guarantee 100% printing reliability.
- The last thing you need is a 15 hour print failing in the last 30 minutes. It wastes filament, your time and your money. But worse, it lets your customer down. We understand, and we know you need to use a filament you can put your trust in.
- It’s not just our unrivalled filament quality and relaxed guarantee that you’ll be impressed by. We understand you need the customer service to back you up. That’s why our friendly, efficient and knowledgeable technical support team is always on hand should any problems arise.
ASA 1.75mm & 2.85mm Filament
Need a weather resistant, UV-stable version of ABS? Our ASA filament is the answer (full name: Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate). It has excellent strength, with a great all-round weather and chemical resistance. This is fast becoming a popular 3d printing material for outdoor applications.
Whether you’re printing for business, education or just making your next trinket - you need a 3D printer filament you can rely on, something that won’t ruin your prints half way through with blockages or jams. Something that produces the finished article in excellent detail, with no stringing or blobbing. rigid.ink’s ASA printer filament does exactly that.
We’ll even swap or refund it up to 60 days after purchase if you have problems, or simply find it’s just not for you – who else does that?
Free from contaminants and hidden foreign objects; our resins are extremely smooth and predictable to print with. Layer adhesion is unmatched, meaning your ASA prints will be strong and long lasting, every time.
Often overlooked by others, we’re extremely strict on our dimension tolerances. If you’re getting fluctuations in diameter, even by small margins, your prints will have varying thickness areas, which could turn into fault and high stress points. That’s why we pride ourselves on an industry leading 0.03mm+/- either side of the 1.75mm we promise on all rigid.ink filaments (except flexi filaments). Say goodbye to extruder jams, and hello to smooth, strong prints.
Save time and wasted resources with a 3D printer filament you can rely on.
Like the colours you see in the photos? That’s the colour you’ll receive, and the colour your prints will finish like. Often some filaments have poor pigments, that look washed out or even loose saturation during the heated printing process – leaving washed out colours. Our natural ASA comes in a slightly off-white colour, but won’t yellow over time, even in sunlight.
So, why wait? Our ASA 3D printer filament is an excellent addition to your 3D printing library. Order a 1kg reel or 10m sample today.
We also have ASA testing packs available - Click here to take a look.
Just a side note, as with all ASA filaments, please turn your printer’s cooling fan low and ensure it’s not printing in a draughty environment. ASA needs to cool slowly, (like ABS) to prevent warping.
Nozzle temperature needs to be around 230C, with a heated bed of 90-110C, lowering a few degrees after the first couple of layers.
Printing Temperature: Start at 230°C
Bed Temperature: 90-100°C
Bed Adhesion: Glue-stick, PEI sheet
Print Speed: 30-40 mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 250°C)
Cooling Fans: 10%
Ideal build chamber: Closed, warm, no draughts. Ideally maintains 90-95°C inside chamber.
Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.
Glass Transition Temp: 105°C
Tensile strength: 6,827 psi (47.1MPa)
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
3KG Spool size: 29.8cm dia, 10.3cm width, 5.3cm dia spool hole
Glues/Adhesives: Cyanoacrylate (Super-Glue), Acetone, MEK, Polystyrene Cement (modelling glue)
Polishing/Smoothing: Acetone smoothing, sanding and polishing
Printing: Acrylic, cellulose-based paints
Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential
Comparing ABS and ASA Article
Help Center - ABS vs ASA Summary
'Specialist' Filaments; Why you'd use them and best printing tips
Problems with warping and how to prevent it
What is a 3D Printing Raft, Brim or Skirt - Why and How to Use Them
How Many Meters of Filament on a Spool? [Filament Calculator]
Compare All Filaments
Data Sheet Download
This ASA filament prints nicely, has a good finish and layer adhesion. I'm printing it at 250C with a 90C bed (100C first layer) at 50mm/s on my Wanhao Duplicator i3 v2.1.
This has been the easiest filament to print I've used so far. Right from the very first print, it just worked.
Printed on a Prusa i3 mk2 in an enclosure using Cura standard ABS profile with nozzle temp at 245C, bed at 100C.
The details are great and I have had zero warping.
I love this filament.
The odor is quite strong, similar in scent to ABS.
I needed something UV resistant to print a few drainpipe parts and brackets for a horse field shelter as the horses kept breaking them!
I've never printed with this material before from any manufacturer but I gave Rigidink a go because I've had nothing but great prints from their PLA and PETG that I've printed with so far. This material printed just like PLA for me! I did use an enclosure, and I did get some slight warping on one part but I think I need to adjust my fan settings. I printed the parts I needed with 100% infill and they are just as strong, if not stronger than the original parts, I'm very happy!
I've used Rigid.Ink's ABS for a while now and the ease of printing it is great so I wanted to try ASA as it will have a place in many 3D printed jobs, inside and outdoors.
One use was for testing a 3D printed vessel to contain a salt water solution and to be placed in the freezer. This performed very well! Build plate temps was 95°C and the Nozzle 230°C printed on my Ultimaker 2+ at 60mm/sec in an enclosed environment. To help make parts water tight it's ideal to make the slicer settings start/stop at random points (Simplify3D was used).
The bonus is ASA is UV resistant so it's ideal for outdoor prints.
Rigid.Ink are my go to filaments!
Rigid inks asa is by far the best I have used it prints well on a buget printer (Tevo Tarantula kit) and have purchased 2 of 1KG spools plus 4 of the 10M trials , prints like ABS no problems but is UV resistant .
Great service orderd out of hours ( Sat night ) deliverd Tues morning (free delivery) ok so I orderd a few quids worth of stuff to try so nearly (6KGS) BUT AT NO EXTRA COST hey I am a Scott so we are a bit tight (LOL) , Any way got some TPU and ABS to ABUSE Hey YAH all gotta have fun LOL
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