ABS is another commonly used filament in South Africa and across the 3d printing community. The material is less brittle and more ductile so it can be used in real life applications. This material can also be smoothed with acetone, leaving a nice glossy finish(almost injection molding like).
- Strong and ductile.
- Wear resistant for real life application.
- Heat tolerance around 100 degrees.
- Not great for the environment.
- Has a slight odor.
- Soft lower stress than PLA.
- Water absorbent.
Its great for using in applications where a component will be exposed to heat or wear. Can be smoothed with acetone you can buy at builders or chamberlains and leave a nice finish. You can read more about this material at matterhackers.