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Impact resistant 3D printing

High impact resistant thermoplastic parts made using the SLS or FDM printing process.

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SLS Impact resistant 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

Available materials

Nylon 12 (Standard)

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

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Nylon 11

Nylon 11 (SLS) - PA 11 - has higher impact resistance and is more flexible than standard Nylon (PA 12), but has lower hardness.

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MJF Impact resistant 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

Nylon 12 (Standard)

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

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Nylon 11

HP Nylon 11 (MJF) - 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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FDM Impact resistant 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

Standard ABS

ABS (FDM) has good mechanical properties, with excellent impact strength, superior to PLA, but less defined details. Commonly used for enclosure prototypes.

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Standard ASA

ASA (FDM) has good mechanical properties, similar to ABS, with improved UV stability and high chemical resistance. Commonly used for outdoor applications.

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Kevlar-fiber reinforced Nylon

Kevlar-fiber reinforced Nylon (FDM) contains continuous kevlar fibers that give excellent mechanical properties and high abrasion and impact resistance.

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