Nylon 12 printed with SLS

PA12 printed with SLS

PA12 is the most used material for the SLS process. It is not as ductile as PP but is harder and stiffer and can also be dyed in a range of different colours. The PA12 is perfect for small-scale manufacturing, functional and visual prototypes, architectural models and package studies.

  • Allows for high complexity
  • Many possibilities for finishing
  • Often cost-effective in small-scale production
  • Functional and visual prototypes

Material properties

Process dataValue
Standard tolerance± 0.2% (minimum limit ±0.2 mm)
Layer thickness0.03 – 0.1 mm
Minimum wall thickness0.8 mm
Minimal detail0.8 mm
Surface finish (blasted)60 ± 30 Rz
Largest component size500 x 280 x 315 mm

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ESD står för elektrostatisk urladdning (Electrostatic Discharge), vilket är en plötslig överföring av elektricitet mellan två elektriskt laddade objekt orsakad av direkt kontakt eller genom ett elektriskt fält. Detta fenomen kan orsaka skador på elektroniska komponenter och kretsar, eftersom de ofta är känsliga för små laddningar. För att skydda mot ESD-skador används ofta antistatiska material, jordningsmetoder och andra förebyggande åtgärder inom elektronikindustrin.

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.STL (stereolithography) is a file format used to represent 3D geometry, especially surfaces made up of triangles. It is a common format in 3D printing and is used to describe models to be printed in 3D printers.

.STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) is a standard for exchanging 3D models and product data between different CAD (Computer-Aided Design) programs. It is a common format in industry and is used to transfer detailed 3D models of components and products.