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Print dimensionally accurate ABS parts with the ease of PLA. Print your parts with confidence in ABS-R and RapidRinse™, drop your part into tap water, and watch the supports dissolve to nothing in just minutes. Only on METHOD X.
ABS is one of the most in-demand yet difficult materials to 3D print. METHOD X patented VECT™ 110 technology combined with proprietary RapidRinse™ support delivers incomparable ABS parts with unprecedented ease.
Forget the cumbersome wash tanks and chemicals - RapidRinse™ dissolves in pure tap water so it’s easy to use in just about any environment.
You don’t have time to wait around while your print dissolves, so we’ve engineered RapidRinse™ to dissolve faster than PVA and competitive high-temp dissolvable support materials. There’s really nothing that comes close.
This material is a moisture sensitive material. The spools are shipped in resealable mylar bags, which are impermeable to light and moisture and help protect the filament from potential damage. Within the spool there is also desiccant to keep the environment moisture-free. A moisture sensitive material will run the risk of a high moisture uptake if stored improperly, which can result in decreased print quality and damage to the extruder.
Please reference our guide for working with moisture sensitive material here.
If your material does become exposed to moisture, you can dry it using the METHOD Drying Cycle and this kit.
Smart Spool™ provides valuable information including material type, color, and amount remaining via an RFID chip directly to MakerBot Print, while a desiccant in the spool maintains a low moisture level inside the drawer bay.
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Spool Diameter: 21.8 cm (8.6 in)
Spool Width: 4.2 cm (1.65 in)
Material Diameter: 1.75 mm
Net Weight: 0.45 kg (1.0 lb)
Store in the included a vacuum-sealed metalized polyester bag to avoid moisture absorption from air; long-term exposure to humidity can compromise material quality and performance. Make sure the built-in desiccant is in the spool to absorb any moisture exposure during the material loading process.
* Printing the compatible ABS-R on the MakerBot METHOD X Carbon Fiber 3D Printer will require the 1XA Extruder or LABS GEN 2 Experimental Extruder.