Zortrax Z-ABS 2 filament is a versatile and affordable material for cost-effective prototyping and mass production. This new version of ABS is designed with increased tensile strength and elongation at break. With a wide choice of post-processing methods, mechanical or chemical, Z-ABS 2 becomes well suited not only for the production of affordable prototypes, but also for creative applications, such as concept models, gadgets or figures. Z-ABS 2 is available in a wide range of colors and is compatible with most 3D printers equipped with a heated bed.
* As of July 1, 2020, two types of Z-ABS materials are included in our material range: Z-ABS and Z-ABS 2. Both have the same properties but their printing parameters differ. Two profiles, Z-ABS and Z-ABS v2 are available in Z-SUITE.
|Orange||Red||Warm grey||Cool grey||Pure black|
Examples of 3D printed models
with Zortrax filament Z-ABS
The optimal temperature of 3D printing
| Heatbed |
|Z-PLA Pro ||205 - 210 °C||30 - 40 °C|
|Z-ABS||260 - 280 °C||80 °C|
|Z-HIPS||240 - 260 °C||80 °C|
|Z-ULTRAT||240 - 260 °C||80 °C|
|Z-ASA Pro||240 - 260 °C||65 °C|
|Z-PETG||225 - 255 °C||30 °C|
|Z-ESD||270 - 290 °C||70 °C|
|Z-GLASS||240 - 260 °C||30 °C|
|Z-PCABS||280 - 290 °C||85 °C|
|Z-FLEX||220 - 240 °C||50 °C|
|Z-NYLON||250 - 270 °C||85 °C|
* This information is given as an indication, provided by the manufacturer. Nozzle and heatbed temperatures may vary depending on the 3D printer used.
Features of material
ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is a thermoplastic polymer. It is often used in everyday products (remote controls, LEGOS etc ...). It begins to soften at 90 ° C and melt at 190 ° C. ABS is heat resistant and is quite flexible. It will be suitable for printing small, precise and mechanical parts due to its higher resistance to heat and impacts. The use of ABS requires the systematic use of a heatbed to limit the effects of shrinkage, the main defect of this material.
ABS contains Styrene, which is emitted during melting in the form of fine particles, which can be dangerous for people with respiratory disorders and whose effects on humans are little known. As a precaution, we recommend you to use careened and filtered 3D printers in order to print in ABS, in dedicated empty spaces or spacious and ventilated place. Otherwise, please consider using the PLA filament, which does not present any known danger for the man until this day.
|45 MPa||6530 psi||ISO 527-2|
Izod Impact, Notched
Vicat Softening Temperature
(5 kg; 50 °C/h)
(11 lb; 122° F/h)
|1.05 g/cm3||8.76 lb/gal|