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ASA 3D Printer Filament


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  • 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 3D Printer Filament

Description

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.

We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

Settings


Guide Settings
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.

Information
Density: 1.07g/cc
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

Post-Print Processing
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

For specific 3D printing help, please complete our 3D Printing Help Form.

We do not hold Food Safety Certificates. Some of the raw materials used to produce our filaments are food safe accordingly to European regulations, but our filament in it's final form is not officially approved. Neither is the 3D printing process and all the components of 3D printers.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
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E.P.L.
ASA Prints Amazing

We have recently switched to Rigid INK ASA on our zortrax machines because the quality is outstanding and prints perfect every time.

Being a UK 3D print farm cost is a major factor for us and rigid ink fits perfect for price and guaranteed successful prints

Express Prototype LTD

Hi There,
Thanks for taking the time to write this positive review.
Your print looks fantastic and I'm glad you like the overall quality of rigid.ink :)
Keep up your great work!

All the best
Monica
J
J.K.
ASA 10 meter sample

Orders a sample of this ASA to see the difference between a normal abs and Asa, I ordered a yellow colour and was pleased with the depth of colour after printing, also printed very smooth, would recommend

H
H.L.
Partial review

I received my filament in a timely manner. The packaging is on par with other top notch companies I have ordered from. The color of the filament looks beautiful and it appears to be wound on very well and evenly. Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to print with it since my printer has been unable to print for almost 3 weeks now. You get high marks from me seeing as it would not be fair to rate any less due to my inability to use the filament right now. Once I am printing with it I will attempt to update this rating accordingly. However based on what I see so far I feel I will not be disappointed.

Hi Hector,

Thanks for taking the time to leave this positive review.

I'm glad you like the overall experience so far and I will be looking forward to hear what you think once you try printing with rigid.ink

Please keep me updated and get in touch in case you have any issues

All the best
Monica
G
G.B.
Tricky with big area prints

I am working with a Zortrax M200 wit perforated bed and home made cardboard side panels.
ASA seems to be a material even more prone to warping than ABS and it took me a long time and about one kg of material until i started producing somewhat useful prints. There are a lot of parameters and some of them are very hard to control, the most difficult one being environment temperature and drafts which make the success of a print a bit of a gamble. Rigid.ink has been very helpful when i asked them for advice and even refunded some money for the material I wasted on my quest for the perfect settings. Albeit the difficulties I am experiencing, I am giving this material a good rating because I am working with the Zortrax original ASA as well and the results are even less predictable than with the Rigid.inks ASA. It just seems to be a very difficult material for large area prints.

R
R.A.
ASA blue

Great gave a first class job

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We ship worldwide however the rates do vary depending on the order and destination. You can get an accurate delivery charge by using the shipping rates calculator at the cart page. Delivery times vary depending on destination, local postal services and customs. We do estimate 5-7 working days for most orders.

We now offer FREE shipping on orders over €200 for the following areas:

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

Please contact for a quote for the following countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Lebanon, Liberia, Myanmar, Niger, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Saint Martin, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Yemen, Zimbabwe, Aland Islands, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burundi, Central African Republic, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Eritrea, French Southern Territories, Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City State), Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mali, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre And Miquelon, Somalia, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard And Jan Mayen, Tokelau, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Wallis And Futuna, Western Sahara

 

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Rewards

What are rigid.ink Rewards?

rigid.ink Rewards is our points based reward scheme. For every order you place you will receive points. You can also earn points for other actions. Click here to read more. Points can be redeemed as rewards (discount codes) for your future orders.

Please note: Only one discount code can be used per order.

How do I get reward points?

You get points for every order made. 

Every £1 spent will give you 5 points. 

You must have a rigid.ink customer account to redeem your points. 

You will also get 250 welcome reward points when you create an account.

You can also earn points for other actions but these must be completed through the rigid.ink Reward pop up 'Earn' tab, to see the full list click here.

What do the reward points mean?

Points mean rewards, issued as discount codes to be used for future orders. 
They can be applied at the payment page during the checkout (only one discount code per order).

250 reward points = £1.25 off discount
250 reward points = £2 off discount (orders £10+)
500 reward points = £2.50 off discount
1000 reward points = £5 off discount
1000 reward points = FREE UK Shipping
2000 reward points = £10 off discount
4000 reward points = £20 off discount
4000 reward points = FREE International Shipping

How can I see my reward points?

Creating or logging into your account will allow you to see your point balance and history.
You can see them on your account profile or at the rewards tab at the bottom of the page after logging in.

How do I redeem my reward points?

Click on the rewards tab (bottom left of the screen) or your points in your account profile, the rigid.ink rewards pop up will appear. 

From there you can select the ‘Rewards’ tab to redeem your unlocked rewards and get your discount code. 

Once redeemed you will also receive an email confirming your reward redemption. 

Reward are unlocked when you reach the number of points needed to redeem the reward

Please note: Only one discount code can be used per order.

All points are based on the incl. VAT (20%) price.

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