Low cost, easy to machine material ideal for prototyping

black ABS machine manifold

Why use ABS?

  • Good impact strength
  • Good stiffness
  • Good impact resistance
  • Easy to machine
  • Lightweight

Common ABS applications

  • Prototyping
  • Fittings
  • Pipes

ABS plastic is a low cost engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate; available in either off white or black stock shapes. ABS is an ideal material for structural applications when impact resistance, strength and stiffness are required. It is often used in prototyping because it is easy to machine, readily painted and glued.

At Controlled Fluidics, we use several varieties of ABS, including:

  •  ABS rod up to 1’’ diameter
  •  Metal detectable ABS sheet up to 0.180’’ thick
Grade Product Characteristics Common Applications
ABSLow cost, easy to machine, durable, resistant to wear or rotMachine prototypes, pipes, and fittings

Does this sound like the right material for the job? Talk to our engineers and get your project started today.