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kustomjs
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?

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

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

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

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

bacteria
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.

2TALLTARY
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.

wenhayey
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.