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ABS Machining, Properties & Components

What is ABS?

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is an opaque thermoplastic made from a two phase polymer blend. ABS is well known for its impact resistance and toughness.

ABS is both harder and more scratch resistant than PET and POM (Acetal), but has a lower thermal stability. The characteristics of basic ABS offer a wide scope for modification by varying the proportion of the components used in the polymer blend.

Main Attributes of ABS:

  • Good machinability
  • Easy bonding and weldability
  • Gamma and x-ray resistant
  • Good toughness and impact strength even at low temperatures
  • High stiffness
  • Good dimensional stability
  • Can be used in temperatures ranging from -50°C to +70°C
  • Opaque
  • Electrically insulating
  • Resists scratching
  • Low density
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good damping
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Not weather resistant
  • Limited resistance to acid and caustic solutions
  • Recyclable


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Detailed information about ABS for designers including UK stock sizes and technical properties can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by Penta Precision in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.

Similar or obsolete designation and trade names

You may also see ABS referred to as:

ABS Components, Applications & Industries

Here are some examples of the industries and components for which ABS is appropriate. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please do get in touch if you are considering using ABS and we can talk through your project with you.

Typical Components & Applications:
  • Appliance housings
  • Casings
  • Boxes
  • Furniture components
  • Housings
  • Covers
  • Structural components
  • Interior panelling
  • Electroplated parts
  • Pipes and fittings
  • Handles
  • Computer housings
  • Radiator grills
  • Domestic appliances
Industry Examples:
  • Automotive
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Food technology

    ABS Machining Service

    Penta Precision provides the following plastic ABS services: 

    Reasons to Choose Penta:

    We are regularly machining engineering platics for customers all over the UK. Our customers depend on our machining expertise as well as our outstanding delivery performance, to machine the highest quality parts. Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your ABS machining requirements. 

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    ABS machining needs?
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