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3D printing in Nylon

Used to substitute functional injection moulded parts, good chemical resistance. Nylon or polyamide (PA) is a thermoplastic with excellent mechanical properties, high chemical and abrasion resistance. Perfect for functional applications.

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SLS Nylon Materials

SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.

Description

Applications
SLS is used for both prototyping and small-batch production of functional plastic parts with good mechanical properties.
Strengths
No support material required,Excellent mechanical properties,Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
Higher cost than FDM,Longer lead times than FDM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
0.7 mm
Tolerances
± 0.3% (min: ± 0.3 mm)
Max part size
75 x 55 x 55 cm
Layer height
100

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PA 12

Standard PA 12 has all-around great mechanical properties and chemical resistance and is ideal for functional parts and prototypes.

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Glass filled PA 12

Glass filled PA 12 contains glass particles that give parts high stiffness and improved thermal and abrasion resistance over standard Nylon.

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MJF Nylon Materials

HP's Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) can be used for both prototyping and small-batch-production of functional plastic parts.

Description

Applications
HP's Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) can be used for both prototyping and small-batch-production of functional plastic parts.
Strengths
No support material required,Excellent mechanical properties,Can produce complex geometries
Weaknesses
Higher cost than FDM,Longer lead times than FDM

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 5 days
Wall Thickness
0.6 mm
Tolerances
± 0.3% (with lower limit on ± 0.2 mm)
Max part size
38 x 28 x 38 cm
Layer height
100

Available materials

HP PA 12

HP PA 12 has excellent mechanical properties and chemical good resistance to chemicals. It is ideal for functional parts and prototypes.

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HP PA 11

HP PA 11 has higher impact resistance and is more ductile than PA 12 and is best suited for parts with flexible features, such as snap fits and living hinges.

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Glass filled HP PA 12

HP Glass filled Nylon contains glass beads and produces parts with higher stiffness and improved thermal stability over standard PA 12.

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FDM Nylon Materials

FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.

Description

Applications
FDM is the most widely available 3D printing process, mainly used for low-cost prototyping and design verification with very fast turn around times.
Strengths
Low-cost,Fast turnaround times
Weaknesses
Limited dimensional accuracy,Print layers are likely to be visible

Characteristics

Price

$ $ $ $ $

Lead Time
< 2 days
Wall Thickness
0.8 mm
Tolerances
± 0.5% (min: ± 0.5 mm)
Max part size
100 x 100 x 100 cm
Layer height
100 - 300

Available materials

PA 12

PA 12 has superior mechanical properties than ABS and high chemical and abrasion resistance. Used for functional parts requiring high fatigue strength.

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Markforged Onyx

Onyx, Markforged‘s nylon thermoplastic infused with chopped carbon fiber, is the key to achieving strong, durable prints.

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PA 6 Stratasys

PA 6 combines the strength and toughness of Nylon 6 with the dependability and durability of FDM technology for additive manufactured tools, prototypes and production parts.

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