ABS sheet is definitely not as stiff as aluminum tooling plate, especially after you finish pocketing it for lightness. Simplest fastest way to gain stiffness is to double the sheet thickness. ... and double it again if there's room. General purpose VRLA battery; Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) technology for superior performance; Power and volume ratio yielding unrivalled energy density; Valve regulated, maintenance free spill proof construction; Rugged impact resistant ABS case and cover; 10 - 12 year design life; Approved for transport by air. D.O.T., I.A.T.A., F.A.A. and C.A.B certified ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is an opaque thermoplastic that possesses a diverse combination of properties. ABS is characterized by resistance to chemicals, heat and impact. ABS is easily thermoformed resulting in excellent mould detail. Easily machined, die-cut, routed, sanded, buffed and polished. Plastic Materials Broadest scope of engineered materials . Our 3D printing materials mimic a wide array of engineering plastics, elastomers and composites and match your specific applications needs in terms of flexibility, durability, stiffness, toughness, stability, clarity, look and feel, bio-compatibility, temperature or water resistance and more. Overall ABS offers a good balance of tensile strength, abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, chemical resistance and surface hardness. ABS is available in a general purpose grade or machining grade. Machine grade available in plates or rods. At E&T Plastics we carry a general purpose grade that is unmasked and has haircell texture on 1 side. [email protected] Sinkral® B 432/E ABS Resin Technical Data Sheet Sinkral B 432/E is a general purpose extrusion grade which exhibits a good balance between rigidity and toughness.