ABS Injection Moulding

High heat resistance, strength, durability, and low cost make ABS a versatile material for plastic parts

Plastic part manufactured from ABS

Our injection moulding ABS materials are opaque thermoplastics available in black and natural colour options. The best material option will depend on your specific project needs. We offer various grades of ABS for injection moulding, including:

  • Polylac
    • PA-717C Black
    • PA-727 Natural
    • PA-758 Clear
    • PA-765 Natural/ Black
    • PA-717C White
  • Novodur HD 15 ABS (Natural)
  • Bayblend
    • Baylend FR3010 Black
    • Bayblend T65 XF Black
    • Bayblend T65 XF Natural
    • Bayblend FR3010 Natural

ABS Moulding Design Guidelines

 Maximum Part Size  480mm x 980mm
 Depth  101mm from parting line with 3° of draft

 Up to 208mm of the part
 Maximum Volume  966,837mm³
 Recommended Wall Thickness  1.143mm - 3.556mm
 Tolerances Protolabs can maintain a machining tolerance of +/- 0.05mm. Depending on the material selected the resin tolerance can be as accurate as 0.002mm/mm. The resin tolerances of all thermoplastic materials are now visible on your quotes.


Compare Material Properties of ABS Materials

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a tough, impact-resistant plastic. Its low shrink, high dimensional stability, and good resistance to corrosive chemicals make it a versatile option used across a variety of industries. ABS has a glass transition temperature of approximately 105 °C and is an amorphous polymer, meaning it has high temperature resistance and no true melting point.

  Tensile Strength
ASTM D638/ ISO 527
ASTM D638/ ISO 527
Hardness (R-Scale)
Heat Deflection
ISO 75-2/A
Data Sheet
Polylac PA-717C 42.1 MPa 30% 115 82°C Data Sheet
Polylac PA-727 45.06 MPa 40% 113 87°C Data Sheet
Polylac PA-758 39.7 MPa 40% 107 77°C Data Sheet
Polylac PA-765 38.1 MPa 15% 100 74°C Data Sheet
Novodur HD 15 ABS (Natural) 48 MPa 10%   99°C Data Sheet
Bayblend FR3010 Black/ Natural 60 MPa  >50%   100°C Data Sheet
Bayblend T65 XF Black / Natural 54 MPa >50%   122°C Data Sheet


green plastic part made from ABS

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Key Benefits of Our ABS Grades

We offer several grades of ABS to meet the needs of applications in a variety of industries, including medical and automotive.

Polylac PA-717C Black

  • Medium Impact Resistance
  • RoHS Compliant

Polylac PA-758 Clear

  • Clear/ Transparent
  • RoHS Compliant

Bayblend FR3010 Black / Natural

  • Flame Retardant
  • Improved chemical resistance and stress cracking behaviour
  • Increased Heat resistance

Polylac PA-765 Black / Natural

  • Flame Retardant
  • RoHS Compliant
  • High Flow

Bayblend T65 XF Black / Natural

  • Good Flow

Novodur HD 15 ABS Natural

  • Sterilisable
  • Well-balanced mechanical properties
  • Excellent chemical and stress cracking resistance

ABS Injection Moulding Applications

The material properties of ABS make it a good choice when impact resistance, strength, and stiffness are required. A few key applications include:

  • Cosmetic parts
  • Enclosures
  • Handheld devices
  • Housings for electrical tools, remote controls, computers, and telephone components

ABS is also widely used in prototyping because it is relatively inexpensive and has excellent dimensional stability for product testing.

Injection moulded plastic part made with ABS