ABS 2.85mm (fits 3.0mm) 3D Printer Filament

ABS 2.85mm (fits 3.0mm) 3D Printer Filament

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5m for 2.85mm available for testing. No colour choice. Sample is free,
you'll only pay £1.99 for UK or £2.99 for international shipping.

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  • Stronger and more durable than PLA
  • Printing temperature around 230C-250C depending on speed
  • Use a heated bed to avoid warping (around 90C)

rigid.ink ABS Filament 2.85mm 

You may have heard before that ‘PLA is easier to print with than ABS filament’. Which is generally true (for most versions of ABS) – but we’ve specially formulated a higher grade of ABS plastic that’s exceptionally low warp.

This means no failed prints, cracks or rounded bases of your prints.
What is ABS filament?

Perhaps the second most commonly used filament is ABS (or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene on Sundays) – this is a common plastic used in a lot of casings and consumer products that require a durable material. Your phone case or keyboard is likely made from, or has some components in ABS.

ABS filament 3mm (2.85mm) is stronger than good PLA (and considerably stronger than cheaper varieties) and has a higher temperature resistance (it won’t go soft in a hot car on a sunny day) but takes a little more care when printing. This is because it has a tendency to warp if your heated bed is not hot enough (as it contracts when cooling), and requires a hotter extruder temperature. However, once your abs plastic filament settings are tuned in and everything is at the correct temp – printing it is no harder than any other material.
This material can also be smoothed with acetone. This means you can make it look more like a non 3d print, but that’s usually at a cost to detail.

Is 3mm ABS filament transparent?
Not naturally, like PLA and some other materials (see below) but we do a modified ABS that is, also it prints more translucent unless you acetone smooth.
As with all 3d printing filaments it’s extremely important to only print in a well-ventilated area. ABS is no different. The very process of printing can release micro particles into the air during the heating and extruding process so always read the guidelines from your printer’s manufacture.

Best ABS filament Temperature?


Above, rigid.ink ABS Pearl Red vase

Why buy rigid.ink?


Super-tight industry leading +/-0.03mm tolerances - no jams just consistent print finishes. 

Sublime, accurate colours so the colour you see online is the colour that prints.

Works with all open-source 3D printers at much better value.

In fact, we even guarantee it. Don’t agree? – send it back! We offer an unmatched free-returns 60-day moneyback guarantee.
So don’t delay! Order a 1KG spool, 10m sample of your choice – or if you don’t fancy getting your wallet out today, no worries. Just order a free sample today.

We guarantee you’ll love it.

Need a more weather resistant version of ABS? You might want to check out our new ASA filament – its resistant to UV light and won’t yellow or crack overtime outside.
Click here to view it.

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Printing temperature: 230-250°C

Heated bed: 90°C

Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole

Please note: settings vary printer to printer so always experiment
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The charge will depend on what is ordered but will never be more than £3.99. Our standard shipping method is Royal Mail 1st Class so can take 1-3 working days.

Please note this is not a tracked service and we are unable to open a case with Royal Mail until 10 working days after sending.


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This is a standard charge for all orders where Express Next Working Day is selected at the checkout. Orders must be placed by 2:30pm (GMT) to be dispatched for next working day delivery. Tracking details will be emailed and text to you and you will be given a 1 hour time slot on the day of delivery. If an order is made on a Friday before 2:30pm (GMT) it will arrive on Monday.

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Please note we do not guarantee a tracked service for international delivery and various couriers may be used.



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