ABS Plastic Molding | ABS Injection Molding | ABS Plastic Machining Fabricator

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ABS Plastic Molding Services at Jaco

Custom ABS plastic molding and machining services from the premier of Ohio plastic manufacturing companies, Jaco Products. ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is offers outstanding mechanical properties including toughness and impact resistance.

About ABS Plastic

A versatile thermoplastic, ABS has excellent dimensional stability and resistance to scratching. ABS plastic is also less costly than more exotic resins, so it is ideal for injection molding and machining

Jaco products can also color ABS plastic to match specific Pantones giving the plastic product designer array of colors to choose from. Metal coatings adhere well to ABS providing even more design and finishing options because painting is plating is much easier. The most popular colors of ABS include; bright white, black, flame red, fern green, soft gray, marigold, graphite and coconut.

Additionally, ABS is recyclable at certain recycling facilities.

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Need a Manufacturer to do Your ABS Plastic Molding?

We specialize in molding parts with complex features that other manufacturers won’t touch.  From short-runs to high-volume, Jaco will get you the parts your company needs.

ABS Plastic Applications

ABS can be found in many types of products from consumer products such as golf club heads and protective carrying cases to computer covers. Industrial applications for ABS molded and machined parts span across all industries from automotive interiors to medical, marine and appliance manufacturing.

ABS Plastic Properties:

  • Tensile Strength (psi) 5,000-12,000
  • Flexural Modulas (psi) 270,000-380,000
  • Impact Strength (notched izod ft.-lb./in.) 3.0-7.5
  • Max Temperature (deflection or softening) 140°-200° F
  • Chemical Formula (C8H8)x· (C4H6)y·(C3H3N)z)
  • Glass Transition 105 °C (221 °F) *
  • Typical Injection Molding Temperature 204 – 238 °C (400 – 460 °F) *
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) 98 °C (208 °F) at 0.46 MPa (66 PSI) **
  • UL RTI 60 °C (140 °F) ***
  • Specific Gravity 1.06 Shrink Rate 0.5-0.7 % (.005-.007 in/in) ***

ABS Injection Molding

We are experts in injection molding complex materials including standard and glass-filled ABS. We can also mold ABS plastic with glass fibers and additives to increase the strength of the part and operating temperatures as high as 176°f.

ABS Plastic Machining

Machined ABS can create high tolerance complex parts that require 5-axis machining. Jaco Products can quickly and easily machine internal threads, ports, holes and complex shapes that would require multi-slide injection molds in either small prototype quantities or large, lights-out production manufacturing.

ABS Plastic Molding & Machining

When high-tolerance, complex ABS parts are required. Our technical staff will use both processes, ABS molding and 5-axis CNC machining. We first injection mold a net near shape ABS part, then machine the part to the required tolerance, milling ports, threads and undercuts that the part requires. Many times, engineers have brought an ABS part to us that other injection molders have declined to quote. Using multiple processes, we are able to successfully fabricate the part. We can machine short-run prototypes for testing and fit/function analysis prior to investment in ABS injection molds.

ABS Plastic Machining

Machined ABS can create high tolerance complex parts that can be produced only with 5-axis machining. Internal threads, ports, holes and complex shapes that would require multi-slide injection molds, can quickly and easily be machined in either small prototype quantities or large, lights-out production manufacturing.

In addition, we offer a full range of ABS machining services including: milling, drilling, sawing, turning, shearing, threading, stamping and die-cutting.

ABS Plastic Fabrication and Finishing Services

Jaco Products also provides a full range of ABS fabrication and finishing services from welding, pad printing, stamping and engraving to assembly and kitting. We will coordinate outside services such as metal plating. Furthermore, all parts are manufactured and inspected to our stringent ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.

ABS Plastic Product Engineering

Our experienced technical staff is available to help you design the perfect ABS plastic part for your application. Our depth of knowledge of materials, molding and machining is unparalleled, so we can help develop innovative multi-process solutions for your part design challenges. If you can envision it, we can make it. Contact our technical staff today to discuss your part design.

Other Plastic Materials We Work With

Jaco specializes in molding:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Acetal; Celcon, Delrin
  • Polyamide: Nylon 6/6; Zytel
  • Polyamide: Nylon 6/6, glass filled LGF nylon
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Polycarbonate (PP) Lexan, Makrolon
  • Polycarbonate/ABS Alloy
  • Polyetherimide: Ultem injection molding
  • Polyetherimide, fiber reinforced; Ultem
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate; Valox, Crastin
  • Polypropylene: Maxxam, Profax
  • Polystyrene: Styron
  • High-Impact Polystyrene: HIPS
  • Thermoplastic Elastomer: Isoplast, Santoprene Acrylic; Plexiglass, Acrylite

ABS Plastic Molding FAQs

Molded ABS plastic refers to plastic components or parts made from ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) through a molding process. ABS is a popular thermoplastic polymer known for its durability, impact resistance, and ease of processing.
ABS is strong and easy to machine and paint. It is also relatively inexpensive. It does, however, have poor UV resistance and is not suitable for food contact. It isn’t inherently good or bad, but you must weigh up the pros and cons to see if it’s the right plastic for your project.
When a product or part is described as “ABS molded,” it means that the item has been manufactured using a molding process with ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) as the primary material. ABS molding involves the shaping and forming of ABS plastic to create a specific product or component. The term “ABS molded” indicates that ABS was the base material used for the manufacturing process, typically through techniques such as injection molding, extrusion molding, or other molding methods.

ABS molding is a common and versatile manufacturing process used in various industries to produce a wide range of products, including automotive components, consumer goods, electronics enclosures, toys, and more. ABS is valued for its durability, impact resistance, ease of processing, and ability to achieve various finishes and colors, making it a popular choice for molding applications.

Yes, ABS plastic can be molded.