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ASA is an alternative to the ABS that warps less and is UV stable. Anyone looking for an engineering plastic should give it a go.

  • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Blue 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Blue 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Blue 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Blue 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Blue 1.75mm 1Kg

    • AUD39.95 Inc GST
    • Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is an amorphous thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.It is an acrylate rubber-modified styrene acrylonitrile copolymer. It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it…
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  • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Red 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Red 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
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    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Red 1.75mm 1Kg

    • AUD39.95 Inc GST
    • Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is an amorphous thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.It is an acrylate rubber-modified styrene acrylonitrile copolymer. It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it…
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  • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Grey 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Grey 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Grey 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Grey 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Grey 1.75mm 1Kg

    • AUD39.95 Inc GST
    • Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is an amorphous thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.It is an acrylate rubber-modified styrene acrylonitrile copolymer. It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it…
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  • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Black 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Black 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Black 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Black 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Black 1.75mm 1Kg

    • AUD39.95 Inc GST
    • Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is an amorphous thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.It is an acrylate rubber-modified styrene acrylonitrile copolymer. It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it…
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    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – Bulk 1-5Kg (Choose Size And Colour)

    • AUD109.95 - AUD179.95 Inc GST
    • Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is an amorphous thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.It is an acrylate rubber-modified styrene acrylonitrile copolymer. It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it…
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  • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – White 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – White 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – White 1.75mm 1Kg Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – White 1.75mm 1Kg Quick View
    • Aurarum ASA 3D Printer Filament – White 1.75mm 1Kg

    • AUD39.95 Inc GST
    • Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA), also called acrylic styrene acrylonitrile, is an amorphous thermoplastic developed as an alternative to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), but with improved weather resistance, and is widely used in the automotive industry.It is an acrylate rubber-modified styrene acrylonitrile copolymer. It is used for general prototyping in 3D printing, where its UV resistance and mechanical properties make it…
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ASA filament is currently very popular with printer operators because it provides endless opportunities for creative and industrial printing. It sports the key advantages of ABS filament without its drawbacks and proudly carries the name of the best friend of an engineer. Master the art of printing with ASA to get the most of your 3D printer!

The concept behind ASA filament and its key features

The idea behind the creation of ASA was simple: to make the filament that will be as sturdy and fit for daily use as ABS, minus its susceptibility to UV, chemicals, and low heat resistance. ASA stands for Acrylonitrile styrene acrylate, a kind of thermoplastic specifically designed for outdoor use and engineering purposes.

ASA filament may be a bit too complex in printing for beginners to handle, so start your printing journey with other plastics to get a grip of the process and its intricacies. But once you’ve mastered the basics, you can safely buy ASA filament and create the parts and objects that will stand the test of time and use.

 

ASA filament properties render it suitable for making things you can use actively. It’s not the material for models or toys only. It is your trusted assistant in sports, hobbies, automotive areas, and a whole variety of other applications.

Strong sides and printing specifications of ASA

ASA filament settings like density, durability, or temperature may mostly resemble those of others plastics. But the differences in specifications that ASA demonstrates make it stand out and attract the close attention of 3D printer operators from all areas of life.

ASA filament density is 1.07 g per cubic centimeter, which makes it lighter than ABS. This fact makes manipulations with ASA much easier.

ASA filament temperature can be expressed in a few important numbers. The printing temperature is higher than for other kinds of filament and oscillates between 230 … 260°C.

This high heat requirement can pose certain complications during printing, yet it works to the benefit of printed details (they can withstand rather high environment temperatures). Another temperature is the temperature of the bed, and it is around 60°C. Finally, there is the maximum permanent heat level the plastic can withstand, and that is around 93°C.

Safety: ASA filament for 3d printer complies with all basic requirements towards plastic. It is safe enough to hold, touch and use regularly in the form of everyday objects for kids and adults alike.

Durability is one of the strongest sides of ASA. This material is tough, durable, warps relatively little, and so it is perfect for outdoor use. It can stand frost and heat alike, and white objects do not take a yellow tint when exposed to UV for a long time.

The best applications for this material (but not limited to these) are outer car parts like mirror housings, gear for sports, tools for gardening or crafts, signboards, billboards and pointers, and various household items that will be kept and used outdoors.

Relative drawbacks of this kind of plastic and how to mitigate them

As a close relative of ABS, ASA emits smelly and potentially toxic fumes during printing, so good ventilation and a full enclosure for a printer are required.

The temperature of printing is quite high, so it may cost you more in terms of electricity bills. A heated bed is also required, since ASA may warp if its lower layers cool faster than upper ones. Use adhesive to keep an object in place while printing, and it can be Kapton tape or a thin coating of ASA slurry.

Cracking is an issue with ASA if it was printed with an inappropriate temperature regime in a room and then exposed to extreme cold. So make sure to comply with orienting requirements.

Finding the ASA filament that is right for your projects

Now that you know all pros and cons of this plastic, the question is where to buy 3D printer ASA filament and be sure it is a good one. Our advice is to purchase from your local suppliers who make it with attention to quality and respect for their customers. Aurarum manufactures ASA filament in Australia on good equipment and from approved components, which guarantees that you will get the best product for your important printing projects.