3D Printing. Multi Jet fusion PA12
Our new HP Multi Jet Fusion MJF 3d printing process gives you Nylon PA12 parts with fine detail and excellent surface finish.
A new addition to our 'Strong & Durable' 3d printing service, our HP Jet Fusion3d printing service gives you an alternative to the traditional SLS process. The Jet Fusion process gives you parts with excellent temperature resistance, detail and surface finish. HP Multi Jet Fusion parts have been very impressive and we're proud to have been involved at the early stages of the development of the process.
The HP Jet Fusion process brings fast build times and high material re-usability which gives you lower prices while still offering all the benefits of PA Nylon manufactured using traditional SLS processes. These include the ability to produce water tight parts while the self supporting powder allows for complex internal channels so simplifying support considerations.
The Jet Fusion process 3d prints your designs with an excellent build resolution of 1200 dpi in the x-y and a layer thickness of between 70um and 100um depending on machine configuration.
To summarise, The HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printed Nylon gives your designs:
High temperature resistance of 175 deg C. (Potential 'flash' resistance to 600 °C.)
Excellent aesthetics in an 'Graphite Black' colour.
Fine individual details and wall thicknesses down to 0.8mm and less.
High levels of accuracy & dimensional stability.
Strength & Durability with robust material properties.
Excellent Chemical resistance to oils, greases, alkalies and aliphatic hydrocarbons.
Low cost per part.
Isotropic structure with minimal difference between x y and z layers and more freedom in part orientation.
The material and process are designed for batch runs of functional end use parts and prototypes. The self supporting powder is well suited to 3d printing complex assembles and lattice structures.
Jet Fusion Material Properties.
PA 12 (HP Jet fusion).
- Engineering grade material built in 70 to 100um layers.
- Temperature Resistance of 175 ºC. (HDT)
- Density 1.01 g/cm3
- Tensile Modulus 1700 Mpa
- Tensile Strength 48 Mpa
- Elongation at Break 20% (x,y) 15% (z)
- Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
- Build Area - 380 x 284 x 380mm
- Supporting Powder support system ideal for complex internal structures.
- Certifications: USP Class I-VI FDA , UL94, UL746A, REACH, PAHs and others
Examples Of work.
Multi Jet Fusion PA12
A HP demo part showing the MJF PA12 material and build detail.
MJF PA12 flexing design.
Spring type design which shows how the MJF PA12 Nylon material can handle flex when needed.
Prototype cycle helmet PA12 MJF
A prototype cycling helmet we 3D Printed for a student client. The MJF process is accurate enough to replicate the slight faceting noted in the original CAD.
FEA 3D-Printed visualisation in HP Jet Fusion Colour
A 3D Printed Finite Element Analysis model manufactured with the HP MJF Colour process.
MJF PA12 part showing thin walls and fine detail.
A example of a design intended for an outdoors 'all weather' application 3d printed in the MFJ PA12 material. It nicely shows the systems ability to handle thin walls and fine details.
3D Printed Materials
OUR CLIENTS SAY
"For small detailed parts, the quality was excellent."
"Quality of parts is nice for the first look (despite surface roughness of al-alloys impellers). Communication is almost perfect. Any technical notes are taking into account, any requirements of order can be discussed. Wide range of materials as I can say regarding metal alloys."