We provide nylon or polyamide (PA) materials to cater for various applications. Use nylon materials for prototyping and small batch production of functional parts.
|Material||Maximum Printing Size||Lead Time||Tolerance||Color||Distortion Temperature||Material Properties|
|350*350*400mm||48 or 72 Hours||± 300μm or 0.3%mm||White||145℃||Elongation at Break: 36%|
|350*350*400mm||48 or 72 Hours||± ± 300μm or 0.3%mm||Gray-Black||145℃||Finish: Granular, Greyish Black Elongation at Break: 36%; Note: Relatively brittle and easy to deform; Low dimensional accuracy; Not recommended for assembly|
|330*330*380mm||48 or 72 Hours||± 300μm or 0.3%mm||Light-Grey||160℃||Finish: Granular; Elongation at Break: 5%; Note: Strong hardness; May have relatively larger tolerance|
HP PA12 Black
|370*270*380mm||48 or 72 Hours||± 300μm or 0.3%mm||Black||175℃||Finish: Less Granular; Elongation at Break: 20%; Note: Good mechanical properties|
HP PA12 Gray
|370*270*380mm||48 or 72 Hours||± 300μm or 0.3%mm||Gray||175℃||Finish: Less Granular; Elongation at Break: 20%; Note: Good mechanical properties|
> Functional prototypes
> Industrial Models
> End-use Parts
> Gears, Jigs and Fixtures, Bearings, Snap Fits, Housing, etc.
Utilize SLS to print nylon powder:
Step 1. The powder bin and build chamber are pre-heated to a temperature that a little bit below the melting point of the printing materials. This step will make it easier for the laser to raise the temperature of selective regions as it will shapes and traces those regions until the solid object is built.
Step 2. The recoating blade will disperse a thin layer of powder on the top of the build platform.
Step 3. The laser scans the contour of next layer, heating and sintering the materials selectively to a temperature that just below or right at the melting point of the materials, which fuses the materials in old layer and new layer together mechanically.
Step 4. The un-sintered powder supports the parts during the printing process, which means SLS doesn’t need dedicated support structures to create complex parts.
Step 5. When a layer is scanned, the build platform lowers to a pre-set thickness and the recoating blade spreads a new layer of powder. The process keeps repeating until the solid part is built.
Step 6. Cooling. After printing, the build chamber needs to cool down before the printed parts can be unpacked. This makes sure that mechanical properties of parts are optimized and avoid warping. But it takes times, sometimes may up to 12 hours.
Step 7. Post-processing. Then the parts are ready to unpack from the build chamber. The next step is to clean the excess powder on the parts, while the powders can be recycled and reused in the next printing. The parts afterwards can be further post-processed by blasting, grinding, and painting, etc.
1. How much does printing nylon cost?
2. What are the post-processing options for the nylon 3D printed parts?
3. How large of a part can I print with nylon materials?
4. Can I printing moving parts with nylon 3D Printing?
5. Does nylon 3D Printing have advantages?
Due to the material density, nylon parts prone to moisture absorption and may be warped during printing if the wall thickness is too thin.
6. Is nylon stronger than plastic?
Both nylon and polypropylene are durable and resistant to stress, but polypropylene is stronger than nylon. We also provide polypropylene 3D Printing, using SLS technology.
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