ASA is a thermoplastic created to be similar to ABS, but with better weather resistance. ASA’s combination of high strength and flexibility along with its superior UV resistance makes it ideal for printing objects which may be used in the outdoors or in industrial settings.
ASA is known for high impact resistance, higher temperature resistance, and increased printing difficulty. ASA is known for high impact resistance, higher temperature resistance, and increased printing difficulty.
For the best results when printing with ASA, a fully enclosed print bed is recommended.
Ease of Use
It has a high tendency to warp.
It is recommended to use a lot of perimeter walls and a infill that will not generate tension (ie. Honeycomb).
Set at 255°C nozzle temp. with fan off. Heated Bed 90°C.
Ensure good adhesion to bed by baby stepping the Z-axis.
Due to its high glass transition temperature, a heated bed is required to successfully print with ASA.