Nylon (SLS 3D printing)

Nylon, a versatile synthetic thermoplastic material, has gained widespread use in diverse industrial applications owing to its exceptional mechanical properties. Particularly notable for its superior weathering resistance, sunlight durability, and elevated melting point, nylon has become a key player in both variety of applications. The adaptability of nylon extends to its amenability to various fabrication methods, including injection molding and machining. However, one of the groundbreaking applications of Nylon PA 12 is seen in Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing.

In this process, nylon powder is employed to produce precise, durable, lightweight products. The SLS technique enables the creation of intricate and complex structures, and nylon's porous nature in 3D-printed objects adds to its utility. Furthermore, the compatibility of SLS Nylon 12 with other materials such as glass or aluminum allows for the formation of composite materials. These combinations result in enhanced characteristics like fire retardancy, increased toughness, and even a metallic finish, expanding the scope of applications for nylon in the ever-evolving landscape of materials engineering.

Nylon SLS 3D printed Part

Specifications

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Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.7 mm

Max Dimensions: 675x545x366 mm

Temperature Resistance: 172°c

Surface Finish: Powdered Surface

 

Properties

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  • Mechanical Strength
  • Weather Resistance
  • High Melting Point
  • Ease of Processing
  • Strength & Durability
  • Chemical Resistance
  • High strength-to-density ratio
  • Composite Material Compatibility

Application

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  • Permanent jigs, fixtures, and tooling
  • Housings and enclosures
  • Insulation for electronic components
  • Connectors
  • Complex ductwork
  • Medical devices and components
  • Impellers
  • Electrical connectors and cable ties
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