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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Injection Molding

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Injection Molding

For high-quality ABS parts, partner with an experienced manufacturer. Fathom can meet the requirements of your ABS injection molding project whether your job is time-sensitive, requires high precision, or is highly complex or short project run related. Injection molding is just one of many manufacturing technologies offered by Fathom. Get started today.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) / /

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a popular thermoplastic used for injection molding and 3D manufacturing. ABS can be easily melted and molded for manufacturing. It can be recycled and melted multiple times without losing its physical properties. ABS can be painted, glued or sanded. Parts made using ABS include consumer goods, automotive components, electronics, toys and more.

Benefits of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Injection Molding / /

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) has many desirable qualities that make it ideal for injection molding. Parts made using ABS have great heat and scratch resistance and tensile strength. Additionally, ABS has high impact resistance and excellent shock absorbance. While ABS is not recommended for outdoor parts, additives can increase UV light resistance. ABS is a budget-friendly material.

ABS Injection Molding: Material Properties and Processing Considerations / /

Multiple factors should be considered when planning an ABS injection molding project. Water absorption and mold shrinkage can impact drying and processing. If ABS is not fully dried before processing, bubbles, surface lines, and cloudiness may be present. ABS pellets should not be melted beyond their plasticizing temperature as they can become difficult to mold. Furthermore, if ABS is overheated, it can begin to decompose. Injection pressure and speed are also important when injection molding ABS. If the injection molding speed is too high, the ABS may burn or decompose. If the injection pressure is too high, removing the ABS parts from their mold can be complicated.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Injection Molding Finishes / /

Once a part has been injection molded, it is moved to the finishing process. Finishing may alter the appearance of a part or add physical properties. Here are the finishing processes offered by Fathom.

SURFACE FINISH GUIDE TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
Standard No Machine Mark Tool Marks Removed Low Cosmetic
SPI-C1 600 Stone Low Polish Parts
SPI-B1 600 Grit Paper Medium Polish Parts
SPI-A2 Grade #6 Diamond High Polish Parts
SPI-A1 Grade #3 Lens or Mirror
IM-1 Light Bead Blast Need 1 Degree Draft Angle
IM-2 Medium Bead Blast Need 1.5 Degree Draft Angle
IM-3 Heavy Bead Blast Need 3 Degree Draft Angle

Injection Molding Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom offers injection molding and hybridized services that leverage 3D printing technologies. Does your complex project need injection molding services? Fathom can meet your requirements. In a recent case study, Fathom delivered over 20,000 parts in 27 days, using 55+ tools, including multiple injection molding services:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
15,000

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Injection Molding FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer injection molding?

A: Yes, Fathom offers injection molding services.

Q: What is injection molding?

A: Injection molding is a manufacturing process commonly used for plastic parts. During injection molding, molten plastic is injected into a two-part mold using high pressure. Once the part has cooled inside the mold, it is ejected. The part may or may not require a secondary finish.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Can ABS plastic be injection molded?

A: Yes, ABS can be injection molded.

Q: What is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS used for?

A: ABS can be injection molded to make consumer goods, camera housings, packaging, toys, electronic housings, automotive parts and more.

Q: What is the difference between ABS and styrene?

A: Styrene is one product used to make ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene).

Q: What is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene ABS made of?

A: ABS is an emulsified polymer made of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene. Acrylonitrile adds heat and chemical resistance as well as hardness. Butadiene adds toughness and impact resistance. Styrene provides strength and gloss.

How to Get Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Injection Molding Quotes / /

Do you need a quote on ABS injection molding or to calculate costs for an upcoming job? Submit your details to Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast quote on any file.

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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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