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3D Filaprint ASA X

3D FilaPrint ASA X Red 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

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3D FilaPrint ASA X Red 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament

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£25.95 £31.14 (inc. VAT)
Stock Status: In Stock
A modified, easy to print quality ASA filament, great for outdoor use, due to its UV and high impact resistance.
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ASA X is a modified ASA (Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile) 3D Desktop printing filament.

ASA X has been developed specifically for outdoor use.  The benefits of using ASA have always been its high impact and high temperature resistance, coupled with its UV resistance properties.  Now with ASA X you have all these great qualities in a formula that is easier to print, available in several standard colours and at a very reasonable price.

The test sample you can see in the product photo was printed on the open style e3D Big Box 3D printer which is a semi enclosed unit.  The printing temperature was at 235c and the platform was heated to 80c, with a very fine layer of Printafix adhesion spray.

There was very little "tweaking" of the standard "ABS" settings when using our Simplify 3D slicing software.  Which is a plus, because of the historical issues sometimes found when printing with regular ASA filament.  There was also very minimum warping (if any that was visible on this test print) which was sometimes a past characteristic when printing with ASA filament.  Another plus of ASA X is the issues with "cooling" with users having to change setting during prints to ease up or speed up cooling.  With the new ASA X this is no longer and issue.  No fan 1st layer, 60% fan after, good to go.  Though this may be model dependent.

Although there is a very low odour to the FilaPrint ASA X, and it does smell semi sweet, you should as with all 3D printing materials undertake your printing in a well ventilated, spacious environment, more so when printing with materials like ASA, ABS, HIPS, Vinyl etc.

ASA material has been around for some time, we read somewhere it was developed by BASF, though now is the perfect time to introduce a 3D printing filament, which is perfect for outdoor use to your own 3D printing toolbox.

This 1Kg spool is packaged in a sealed clear cellophane, then sealed again inside a cardboard box.  We also provide a re-sealable bag to use once the spool has been opened.  As it is always best practice to keep all your filaments dry and away from excessive moisture, some more than others.  You do however have the choice NOT to receive one of our bags if you have enough of them already!  Just make that choice during the product selection.

The price you see is the price you pay, postage has already been included!

Summary of information:
  • UV Resistant - Great for outdoor use
  • Impact & Heat resistant
  • Low odour
  • Easy to print
  • Superb bonding between layers
  • Excellent surface finish
  • Great solid colours
Diameter Tolerance Roundness
1.75mm ± 0,05mm >95%
Characteristics Test Method Typical Value
Specific Gravity ISO 1183 1,11 g/cc
MFR 210°C/2,16 kg ISO 1133 26.6 gr/10 min
Tensile strength at yield (MPa) ISO 527 47,5 Mpa
Strain at yield ISO 527 2,1%
Tensile-modulus ISO 527 2020 Mpa
Impact Strength 18 KJ/m²
Printing Characteristics Test Method Typical Value
Printing temperature 245±10˚C

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  • Filament Brand:
    3D FilaPrint
  • Filament Type:
    ASA
  • Filament Colour:
    Red
  • RAL Colour:
    3020
  • Filament Diameter:
    1.75mm
  • Filament Weight:
    1Kg
  • Filament Length:
    Approx 325 Metres
  • Brand:
    3D FilaPrint ASA X
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    FASAX-RED-1.75-1Kg
  • Weight:
    1kg
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Mark Wheadon - Seaside 3D, Herne Bay, Kent

Truly great stuff

I've used a lot of different ASAs and this is the best I've met. It behaves really well and there is very, very little shrinkage as it cools, unlike many other ASAs.

Another reviewer talks of it sticking to a PEI print bed so well that it's impossible to remove and yes, it can do that.

The fix is to dissolve a heaped teaspoon of sugar in a small amount of water (just a few teaspoons, say four or five), microwave that for 30 seconds (it'll boil). Give it a stir with a spoon and then wipe a small amount of that onto your print bed when it's warm (say 50 degrees). Reapplication for another print job doesn't involve the microwave again – just use the solution cold. And in fact, you can refresh the print bed a couple of times with no added solution, just spread the remaining bed coating around with a damp cloth.

The ASA then sticks nicely, but comes off easily when the bed is cold. It also smells great when the bed hits 105C :D If it still sticks too well when the bed is cool then you're probably pressing the first layer into the bed too much.

The above experience is on my Prusa MK3s's with a textured PEI bed, and 1000s of hours of printing.

Mark

Adrian Hudson - Devon, UK

Really quite difficult to use

This material is quite difficult to use. It is very difficult to find a print bed that it works with. On PEI it tends to bond with the PEI such that it is almost impossible to remove. On blue painter's tape it barely sticks at all and is therefore no good for anything other than small models otherwise it warps terribly. Other surfaces either seem to chemically bond with it or not stick at all. In desperation I used PEI (on a glass substrate) which stuck so hard that the glass broke as I pried the item off. I found 110C best for the bed temperature and 245C for the extruder. Unfortunately, although I had printed with 5 walls and fill printed in all directions on each layer (the item needed to be strong) it broke into two pieces along the laminations as I tapped a printed hole. I reprinted the item in ABS and it was a dream in comparison. Sorry to leave a negative review I just want people to be aware that this material is difficult to use. Your mileage may vary, of course!