ABS, Machine Grade

Applications

  • Machined prototypes
  • Structural components
  • Support blocks
  • Housings
  • Covers

Advantages

  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Good machinability
  • Excellent aesthetic qualities
  • Easy to paint and glue
  • Good strength and stiffness
  • Low cost

Performance Characteristics

High Impact. Strength. FDA Compliant

Grades

  • Machine Grade. FDA compliant (natural and black)
  • Machine grade. non-FDA (natural and black)
  • Flame retardant grade (natural and black)
  • Static Dissipative (Black. Natural (beige). Semitransparent)

NOTE: Several grades of this material are available. For additional information regarding this plastic, contact your Emco Industrial Plastics representative or call 888-588-0597.

MILSpecs

ABS

[ Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, Machine Grade ]

ABS, Machine Grade

ABS, Machine Grade

ABS is an economical engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance. strength. and stiffness are required. It is widely used for machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to paint and glue.

Brand Names

Absylux®, Cycolac®, Ensidur®, Susta ABS

Emco Industrial Plastics doesn’t claim to represent all of the manufacturers or trade name products listed. This list is intended as a guide of typical materials available for purchase from Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc. For additional information, contact an Emco Industrial Plastics representative at 888-588-0597.

Availability

TYPE SIZE LENGTH COLOR
Sheet 1/4″ – 6″ TH Standard 12″ x 48″; 24″ x 48″, 48″ x 96″; CTS Natural, Black
Rod 1/4″ – 6″ DIA Standard 1/4″ – 2″ x 8′; 2-1/4″ – 6″ x 4′; CTS Natural, Black
Tube CUSTOM Custom
Film CUSTOM Custom

Give us your cut-to-size dimensions. We will precision-cut these plastics to your exact size. Additional sizes and colors available upon request.

Properties

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES UNITS ASTM RESULTS
Density lb/in3 D792 0.38
Water Absorption. 24 hrs % D570 0.3
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES UNITS ASTM RESULTS
Tensile Strength @yield psi D638 4.1
Tensile Modulus psi D638 294
Tensile Elongation @Break % D638 32
Flexural Strength psi D790 9.1
Flexural Modulus psi D790 304
Hardness. Rockwell R D785 102
IZOD Impact Strength Notched ft-lb/in D256 7.7
THERMAL PROPERTIES UNITS ASTM RESULTS
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion (x 10-5 in./in./°F) D256 5.6
Heat Deflection Temp at 66 psi °F D648 200
Heat Deflection Temp at 264 psi °F 177
NOTE: The property values presented above are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should NOT be used as a basis for design specifications or quality control. Contact us for manufacturers’ complete material property datasheets. All values at 73°F (23°C) unless otherwise noted.
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