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ABS Plastic Molding Services | ABS Plastic Machining and Fabrication

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.

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 Plastic 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.