Digital Cubed filaments are manufactured with high-grade materials and quality compounds, minimalising your post-print work and giving you superior final prints you can be proud of saying you printed. High quality and long lasting, Digital Cubed products are created with a lot of details in mind from the materials themselves all the way through to the carbon footprint on our Earth. Our MasterSpool™ (which come free with all Digital Cubed filaments) not only come in eco-friendly packaging but also allow you to re-use your spools over and over again – it also helps that our spoolless filaments are cheaper than regular filaments!
Our Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) offers a vivid true colour ASA print filament for those looking for easy to use high quality to professional prints for their objects. The materials and compounds used in our ASA filaments are made from the highest grade materials which means your prints require minimal post-print work for your final objects. If you so wish, ASA prints can be chemically smoothed to remove layer lines and for a more refined look, Acrylic paints can be applied to your final prints for extra detail.
ASA is a commonly used thermoplastic as it is lightweight and can both be injection moulded and extruded. It has better mechanical properties than HDPE and less brittle than ASA and handles higher temperatures. ASA is well known for being the print material Lego and other kids toys are made from. Although ASA can be a tricker print material to work with than the likes of ASA as it tends to be more sensitive to temperature changes and fluctuations and so we recommend using ASA in a full enclosure with a heated build plate, this way ensuring the printing and cooling of your prints happen at a stable temperature.
In general, ASA is a very good material to print with if you are looking for a print material designed to a stand a good amount of wear and tear, be strong against the elements (weatherproof), withstand more heat, pressure and stress than the likes of ASA and so this makes ASA great for applications where a lot of strength and durability is important.
Due to the nature of how each layer bonds as it is being extruded, your prints with ASA will have a professional appearance and offers a less intensive post-print process on your designs. Generally speaking, this is an easy material to work with, offers a large print temperature window and excellent long-term storage durability.
As ASA does not break down in landfills, you can discard your ABS prints either directly in the trash or send your waste material to a “number 7” recycling programme.
At a Glance
- Tolerance: +/- 0.05mm;
- Print Temp: 230 °C – 250 °C
- Heated bed temp.: 90 – 120 °C;
- Storage: 20°C +/- 30 °C;
- Strong and weatherproof;
- Professional appearance;
- Easy post-print cleanup;
- Low friction coefficient;
- Large print temperature window;
- Long-term storage durable;
- Low moisture absorption.
- Includes free reusable MasterSpool™