3DXTECH™ 3DXSTAT™ ESD ABS
About The Materials
3DXSTAT™ ESD ABS is an advanced ESD-Safe compound designed for use in critical applications which require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and a high level of cleanliness. Manufactured with consistency in mind, 3DXTECH starts with premium ABS and then compounds it according to a proprietary formulation of multi-wall carbon nanotubes – giving you a filament with excellent printing characteristics and consistent ESD properties.
Benefits of ABS Include:
Durable and sturdy parts off practically every machine on the market
Easier to print than most industrial-grade materials
Higher melting point and thermal properties than PLA or PETG
Ideal for prototyping or end-use parts among both industry engineers and hobbyists alike
Benefits of 3DXSTAT™ Include:
Consistent surface resistivity
Improved retention of impact & elongation
Low particulate contamination
Minimal contribution to outgassing and ionic contamination
Target Conductivity for 3DXSTAT ESD ABS:
10^7 to 10^9 ohm surface resistivity on 3DP sample using concentric ring test method.
Note: Internal studies have indicated that increased extruder temperatures can achieve higher levels of conductivity. Likewise, lower extruder temperatures have resulted in lower levels of conductivity. Each printer is set-up differently as well as varied part geometry. Therefore, expect some trial time to understand how ESD ABS filament works in your specific printer / application.
Surface Conductivity as a Function of Extruder Temperature:
The surface resistance of the printed ESD-safe part will vary depending on the printer’s extruder temperature. For example, if your testing indicates the part is too insulative, then increasing the extruder temperature will result in improved conductivity. Therefore, the surface resistance can be ‘dialed-in’ by adjusting the extruder temperature up or down depending on the reading you receive on your ESD ABS part.