Raise3D Premium ASA
ASA, which stands for acrylic styrene-acrylonitrile, is an amorphous, opaque thermoplastic that is structurally similar to ABS. In many cases, they are quite interchangeable in purpose but ASA has a few key differentiating features that make it suitable for certain applications over ABS. ASA is significantly more resistant to UV light and weathering, making it the better choice for applications with extended outdoor exposure. ASA can boast slightly better mechanical properties but it can also cost slightly more in some cases. Because ABS is so popular and has many more options, it is generally recommended to go with ABS unless outdoor exposure is a concern.
- Items for outdoor use
- Manufacturing aids and fixtures
- End-use parts
- Production tools
- Functional prototypes
- For a better bed adhesion, brim or raft are recommended and set bed temperature at 110 °C and turn off the cooling fan for the first few layers.
- PLA can be used for break-away support material for ASA.
For ideaMaker Users:
Choose the right printing profile for ASA on ideaMaker IO and use it on ideaMaker. Download the latest version of ideaMaker.