3D Printing. Nylon PA SLS.

3D Printing in SLS Nylon

3D Printing in our Nylon PA materials gives you our largest build option in a durable material with good temperature resistance and low conductivity.

Another addition to our 'Strong & Durable' 3d printing service, our Nylon based material 3D printed with the SLS process, gives you an ideal material where you need to build large designs.  Parts in Nylon PA materials have good temperature resistance and comparatively low build costs. Clients have tested the material for use in applications in close proximity to electrical conductors.

3D Printing in our Nylon material is via the Selective laser sintering (SLS) process where a powder layer is laser melted layer by layer with a laser. Each layer is typically 100 micron* thick and gives a slightly textured surface finish.  We recommend that wall thickness or features in your design should be in excess of 0.8 mm to ensure integrity and a reliable build.

We offer 3d printed SLS PA and PA-GF Nylon materials from both EOS (Large format option) and 3D-Systems.  Also, it's worth checking our PA12 3D printing via the HP MJF system. 

Large Format Builds

For your Large format requirements we offer SLS 3D-Printed PA12 and PA12-GF materials with a build volume up to 310 x 310 x 590mm using EOS materials. 

Material properties are similar to our PA and PA GF materials but offer a Black dye option and an options ceramic post processing for a smoother surface finish. Minimum surface roughness for this option can be about Rz = 60 µm with post processing. 

To summarise, 3D Printed Nylon SLS gives your designs:

High temperature resistance of 170 deg C  (HDT).

Large format build volumes,  300 x 350 x 400mm (option for up to 310 x 310 x 590mm)

Excellent aesthetics in an 'off white' colour.

Fine individual details and wall thicknesses down to 1.0mm.

High levels of accuracy & dimensional stability.

Strength & Durability with robust material properties.

Good Chemical Resistance - Alkalines, Hydrocarbons, fuels and solvents. 

Watertight - Parts are usually watertight with wall thicknesses over 2mm without any additional coating. 

Applications

Include designs required to work in close proximity to electrical equipment or for larger builds.

Nylon SLS Material Properties.

Key properties for our Nylon 3D Printed materials PA and PAgf

Nylon PA:

  • SLS Nylon material built in 0.1mm layers for large format.
  • Temperature Resistance of 184°C. ( Melting point )
  • Density 0.97 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus 1600 Mpa
  • Tensile Strength 44 Mpa
  • Elongation at Break 9%
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area - 300 x 350 x 400mm
  • Supporting Powder support system ideal for complex internal structures.
  • Colour Off White
  • Chemical Resistance - Hydrocarbons, Alkalines, Fuels, Solvents 
  • USP Level VI certified (brief in-vivo exposure)
  • 3D-Systems materials. Please ask for EOS large format option. 

 Nylon PA GF (Glass Filled):

  • SLS Nylon material built in 0.1mm layers for large format.
  • Temperature Resistance of 185°C. ( Melting point )
  • Density 1.40 g/cm3
  • Tensile Modulus 5910 Mpa
  • Tensile Strength 38.1 Mpa
  • Elongation at Break 2%
  • Typical accuracy +/- 0.2mm depending on design, geometry and build orientation.
  • Build Area - 300 x 350 x 400mm
  • Powder support system ideal for complex internal structures.
  • Colour Off White
  • Chemical Resistance - Hydrocarbons, Alkalines, Fuels, Solvents 
  • 3D-Systems materials. Please ask for EOS large format option.

 

examples Nylon 3d printing.

 

Less is more

Less is more

End use 3D Printed design

End use 3D Printed design

SLS Nylon PA is ideal for short production runs of end use parts.

SLS Nylon is water tight and can flow fluids.

SLS Nylon is water tight and can flow fluids.

3D Printing in SLS Nylon PA gives you an idea material for producing designs for handling water and fluids.

Prototype 3D Printed Nylon PA parts

Prototype 3D Printed Nylon PA parts

3D Printed SLS can make an excellent prototyping material depending on the application. In this case we produced matching parts with an interlocking design.

Less is more End use 3D Printed design SLS Nylon is water tight and can flow fluids. Prototype 3D Printed Nylon PA parts

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What our customers say about our 3d printing service

"Easy to communicate with, responsive with technical feedback and excellent work. I am happy to recommend you to others."

David, model maker.

What our customers say about our 3d printing service

"Great company for 3D prints in wide range of materials; good turn-around from quotation to delivery. Physically accurate product and great for sample evaluation prior to any production tooling investment."

Mark, Senior Development Manager.

Jul 2017


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