View Full Version : Newbie Can you use ABS plastic to do VF?

11-02-2008, 11:48 PM
Hi Guys
I am just wondering if I can use Black ABS plastic for VF because there is some products I want to make and I want to know if I can use Black ABS plastic?

11-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Absolutely, ABS is commonly used for vacuum forming applications.

11-03-2008, 01:36 PM
where can I get this black abs plastic at? because I need to make some automotive parts.

11-04-2008, 10:15 PM
why johnd? because you a dealer or something

11-05-2008, 04:33 PM
You should be able to find a local plastic distributor.
Just make sure to specify thermofoming grade.

11-30-2008, 05:05 PM
I hear though that ABS plastic is quite brittle, in comparison to other materials? I have been using Plasticard (Styrene), excellent material and strong.

05-05-2011, 01:09 PM
ABS is a great vacuum form plastic. It bonds to itself and is great for making figurines and other little projects. If you need places to buy it, try Your Source For Plastic Sheet, Slab, Rod and Tube. 866-832-9315 (http://www.iplasticsupply.com/) or High-Tech Plastics (http://hightechplastics.com/) They have sheet and rod in many different sizes and thicknesses.

05-28-2011, 06:35 PM
where i can buy a good small prototype abs mmo mdf or any propyleno hard plastique machine 3d extrution

J&M Enterprises
09-08-2011, 08:59 AM
ABS is one of the most common, and easier to form types of plastic sheet to thermoform.