• Printing technology – FDM.
  • Print area (L x W x H): 200 x 200 x 210 mm.
  • Printing material: ABS and PLA plastic.
  • Layer thickness – 50-250 micron.
  • Closed chamber.
  • Heated platform.
  • This printer can operate autonomously with external memory.
  • File type – stl.

ABS plastic

ABS plastic (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, ABS) is an impact-resistant thermoplastic that is widely used both in the production industry and in additive manufacturing. An equivalent of 2 kg of oil as a material and as an energy source is needed to produce 1 kg of ABS.

Specifications of ABS plastic

Glass-transition temperature

approximately 105°C

Flexural Strength

41 MPa

Tensile strength limit

22 MPa

Elastic modulus

1627 MPa



Cooling contraction

up to 0.8%

Material density

approximately 1.05 g/cc

Actual parameters of plastic made by different manufacturers may vary.

Advantages of ABS plastic:

  • moisture resistance,
  • acid resistance,
  • oil resistance,
  • relatively high heat resistance,
  • enhanced impact resistance,
  • high elasticity,
  • high durability (with no exposure to direct sunlight),
  • easily machinable,
  • highly soluble in acetone. This allows to post-process products with acetone fumes and print large models in parts and bond these parts after the printing.

Disadavantages of ABS plastic:

  • relatively low resistance to direct sunlight;
  • when ABS plastic gets heated, it emits toxic acrylonitrile vapours. This means that products made of this plastic are not suitable for edible use (keeping hot foods and drinks inside);
  • reacts with ethanol which leads to the styrene emission. This means that products made of this plastic are not suitable for keeping any kinds of alcohol inside;
  • high contraction tendency (loss of volume and deformation of geometry at cooling).

PLA plastic

PLA plastic (polylactide, PLA) is biodegradable, thermoplastic aliphatic polyester. Its structural unit is lactic acid. This plastic is made of corn or sugar cane.

Specifications of PLA plastic:

Melting point


Softening temperature


Rockwell hardness number


Elongation at fracture


Flexural Strength

55.3 MPa

Tensile strength

57.8 MPa

Elastic modulus

3.3 GPa

Flexural modulus

2.3 GPa

Glass-transition temperature



1.23-1.25 g/cc

Contraction during the manufacturing of products


Moisture absorption


Advantages of PLA plastic:

  • non-toxic due to its natural origin,
  • no contraction of the models during the printing,
  • perfect for moving parts and mechanical models,
  • excellent parts slip,
  • models from this plastic will be more detailed than the ones made of ABS plastic.

Disadvantages of PLA plastic:

  • high hygroscopicity,
  • brittle during the machining,
  • short-life (products' life cycle: from several months to several years).

Examples of printed models

Subsonic nozzle for the test stand. PLA plastic. Turbine model. ABS plastic.
”Printable architectural kit” house assembly model. PLA plastic. “Rotary to linear drive” model. ABS plastic.
Double helical gearbox 1:27 model. ABS plastic. Gearbox for the vertical axis of PIV cameras traversing system. ABS plastic.
Incremental drive for objective focus adjustment of PIV system cameras. ABS plastic. Housing for the controller of the incremental drive for objective focus adjustment of PIV system cameras. ABS plastic.