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Makerbot METHOD X - ASA Filament

UV & Moisture Resistance For Demanding Outdoor Applications

Makerbot METHOD X - ASA Filament Features

  • Material Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Net Weight: 0.65 kg (1.43 lb)
  • Finished part dimensional accuracy of  ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in)1

ASA combines the qualities of ABS with the added benefit of UV resistance and additional moisture resistance making it ideal for equipment exposed to sunlight and rain over long periods of time – such as products for the agriculture, transportation, and power and utility industries.

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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.

Heat Deflection @ 66 psi - ASTM 648: 96°C (204°F)
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min): 78 MPa (11,000 psi)
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min): 2300 MPa (330,000 psi)
Tensile Strength at yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min): 49 MPa (7,100psi)
Tensile Modulus (ISO 527): 2,100 MPa (310,000 psi)
Strain at Yield - Elongation (%): >6%
Notched Impact Strength (ASTM D256): 140 J/m (2.6 ft-lb/in)


Spool Diameter: 21.8 cm (8.6 in)
Spool Width: 4.2 cm (1.65 in)
Material Diameter: 1.75 mm
Shipping Weight: 1.1 kg (2.4 lb)
Net Weight: 0.65 kg (1.43 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.


Engineers and machinists can create functional end-use parts with durability and ductility including snap fits and living hinges capable of withstanding the elements. Applications include:

• Industrial machine covers

• Protective guards

• Outdoor signage

• Replacement parts for agriculture


Designers and engineers can create functional prototypes that combine superior part durability with temperature, moisture, and chemical resistance in demanding outdoor conditions. Applications include:

• Sporting goods and accessories

• All-weather assembly housings

• Enclosures for outdoor electrical equipment

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TECH SPECS Imperial Metric
Heat Deflection (ASTM 648, 66 psi) 204°F 96°C
Flexural Modulus (ASTM D790, 15 mm/min) 330,000 psi 2,300 MPa
Tensile Strength at yield (ASTM D638, 50 mm/min) 7100 psi 49 MPa
Tensile Modulus (ASTM D638, 50 mm/min) 310,000 psi 2,100 MPa
Strain at Yield - Elongation (%) >6% >6%
Notched Impact Strength (ASTM D256) 2.6 ft-lb/in 140 J/m

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