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Premium 3D Printer Filament ABS 3MM 1kg/spool, Black
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Premium 3D Printer Filament ABS 3MM 1kg/spool, Black

Get outstanding 3D printing results when you use 3.0mm ABS 3D Printer Filament from Monoprice!

ABS is one of the most commonly used filament types in 3D printing. It has a high tensile strength and good overall toughness. It has a low density and is softer than PLA, which means lower weight and lower cost when printing large models. Hardness is such that no white dot appears when bending.

This 1 Kg spool features a thickness of 3.0mm ±0.10mm, with a roundness variation of only 0.05mm. It has a nominal processing temperature of 200° C (392°F). Thickness and roundness factors are laser measured at the factory to ensure accuracy over the entire length of the filament.

The negatives of using ABS is that it can give off a white smoke with a concentrated odor. It is best to ensure that the printing room is well ventilated when using ABS.

Additionally, it has a high moisture absorption rate. Depending on the overall humidity level of the printing environment, an opened spool can absorb enough moisture after a couple of days that high temperature printing could cause bubbles or pocks in the extrusion. It is therefore recommended to not open a spool until you are ready to print and to store any unused portion with with silca gel and/or an active dehumidifier to reduce the amount of moisture it can absorb.

Reel Dimensions:

  • Reel Diameter: 195mm (7.68")
  • Hub Diameter: 95mm (3.74")
  • Spindle Diameter: 38mm (1.50")
  • Reel Width: 80mm (3.15")

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6 Reviews

38.33% of the reviewers recommend this product


Not premium filament, and not sure about the ABS

  • Anonymous,
  •  Ann Arbor, MI 
  • 5/13/2014 6:55:27 AM

Pros: None that I could find. Not worth the few dollars savings over other ABS

Cons: Brittle, bend the filament and it snaps easily. Other ABS that I have can be bent back onto itself without breaking. I don't think this stuff is all ABS, it's seems to have other filler in it, somewhat waxy.
Diameter is inconsistent. The first half of reel worked alright with an occasional jam. The last half jammed the printer every 30 minutes. We ended up throwing it out. No cost savings there.

Skip this filament and buy it somewhere else. The 3 + mm size was trouble with our Bowden style extruder, we had to changed the tube size to use it. Then the printer jammed all the time.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review and I am truly sorry that hear of your experience with this 3D printer filament, we do have a 30 day money back guarantee so if you still have this item, I can set up a return for you. I will also be forwarding this to our product development team so they can look into the item. Thank you for your understanding in the matter.

John Lingo
Tech Support
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OK but not abs

  • Anonymous,
  •  Somerville, MA 
  • 3/14/2014 1:10:57 PM

Pros: Diameter is uniform throughout the spool. Great packaging and i like the smaller diameter spools

Cons: This isnt real ABS as many posters have said. I have gone through 2 spools from different shipments months apart and they both exhibit the same behavior:

- Poor layer adhesion even at temps of 240C
- Very brittle prints
- Doesn't dissolve in acetone like normal ABS plastic.


by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. I would just require your order# to set it up. Thank you!

John Lingo
Tech Support

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Inexpensive, but not amazing

  • Rural,
  •  Stettler, AB 
  • 2/19/2014 1:50:54 PM

Pros: Inexpensive. If you are patient, you may be able to get this stuff working acceptably and have a cheap source of filament.

Cons: Doesn't seem to be ABS. Doesn't dissolve in acetone. Doesn't stick to heated glass or heated glass coated with white glue.

The spool it is on has a small barrel diameter.

Worst of all, this stuff clogged the hot end on my bed multiple times.

This was the first ABS I got my hands on and it is like no ABS I have used since. Like another reviewer, I was unable to get it to dissolve in acetone. It would just soften into a blob, but never liquify. The temperature range it seems to best respond too is low compared to the ABS I now have experience with.

I also had a really hard time getting it to stick to glass. At the time, I didn't have ABS juice, polyimide tape, or PET tape in my toolbox, just glass and white glue. It might stick to polyimide or PET. I never tried.

The filament is wound onto a spool with a fairly small barrel. On my printer, after using about one-quarter of the roll, the filament wanted to twist enough that it caused issues. The main issue was that this caused too much friction in the feed tube, causing the extruder to slip, and the hot-end to clog. The filament would twist around enough that it rubbed on parts of the printer, and even caught a couple of times while starting a print.

For someone willing to put in the time to figure this stuff out, there is potential here for a really inexpensive source of filament. One would have to respool onto a spool with a larger barrel, possibly heating the filament to relax it. Now that I have more experience, I might play with this stuff again, but not until I run out of all my other ABS.

Note that I'm reviewing filament that was bought in October of 2013. It is possible that it has changed for the better since. I expect I'll try it again in the future as the price is so attractive.

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Works well for us

  • Vespizzari,
  •  Felton, CA 
  • 1/26/2014 10:33:21 AM

Pros: Good filament at a good price.

Cons: None really.

The Filament extrudes well and dissolves/adheres as intended. I'm not sure if I got a different batch than the bad reviewers, but I have had great results. This stuff is a bit "softer" at a given temperature than some others I've used, but I always do a little bit of tuning for any new material. I'm about to place a large second order.

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You get what you pay for

  • Mike M,
  •  burbank, CA 
  • 10/16/2013 2:37:17 PM

Pros: Cheap Price.

Nice spool!

Cons: Everything

This filament is not pure ABS , in fact i am not sure it is ABS at all. It does not dissolve in acetone. It does not have the traditional ABS smell when extruding. Also creates a terrible rough texture with poor layer bonding even at 245C. Its clearly mixed with some other type of plastic that does not go well with 3d printing. Parts made are weak and brittle even at 100% infill and high extrusion temps. Does not warp much at all like real ABS.

Diameter is out of round , measuring around 3.02 on one side to 2.88 on the other. Minimal air pockets in filament. Product is made in china.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello Mike,

Thank you for the review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with PID 10548. I have notified our Product Team to further investigate this issue and any other potential problems. If there is anything else we can help you with or concerns we can address please let us know.

Should you have further questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you for doing business with us.


Khalid S.
Tech Support Associate

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