3D-Fuel Workday ASA filament
A good 3D printing material for outdoor and automotive applications, Workday ASA (Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate) has excellent temperature, Ultra-violet light, and chemical resistance. ASA is used for high strength and higher temperature applications and is a petroleum-based product that holds up very well in outdoor conditions. ASA performs similar or slightly better in strength and temperature resistance compared to the more widely used ABS filament, but it is much more UV light resistant. ASA is much more resistant to yellowing and degrading which makes it an ideal material for use in applications that will be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. ASA requires a heated bed to print successfully and works best with an enclosed print area to minimize drafts.
Note: ASA creates mild, tolerable fumes while being extruded. These fumes, while usually tolerable, may be dangerous for people (or pet birds) with chemical sensitivities or breathing difficulties. Make sure that your printer is in a well-ventilated area and make sure to avoid breathing the fumes.
- Low warp
- Low odor
- Heat resistant
- UV light resistant
- Mildly flexible
- Can be sanded or smoothed with additional processing
- Requires a heated bed (~100-110°C) for printing.
- Density: ~ 1.07 g/cm3
1 Kg (2.2 lb.) spool
|Recommended Extrusion Temperature:
|230°C - 260°C
|Recommended Nozzle size:
Recommended Retraction Settings:
.5mm per 0.1mm of nozzle diameter
(ie. 2.5mm retraction when using a 0.5mm diameter nozzle)
Recommended Print Surface:
Hot (100-110°C) - Glass with a coat of PVA glue or hairspray, PEI/KAPTON tape, Gecko-Tek EZ-Stik HOT, Buildtak, or similar surface.
Print Cooling fan?
Print Cooling fans should only be used at very slow (5-10%) speeds with ASA filament as cooling the printed layers too fast can reduce adhesion between the printed layers and cause stress cracks. However, especially when printing very small areas with very little time between layers a cooling fan set to turn on at a low speed can often improve the print quality.