Nylon 12 printed with SLS

PA12 3D printed with SLS

PA12 is by far the most common material for the SLS process. It is not as elastic as PP and PA11 but is harder, stiffer and can be dyed in a variety of colors. The PA12 is perfect for small-scale manufacturing, functional and visual prototypes and architectural models.

  • Fine grainy surface finish
  • Dimensionally stable
  • PA12 is white if it is not dyed or varnished in the desired colour
  • Works well for most purposes and also mass production
  • Available as glass and carbon fiber reinforced
Material data Unit Value
Tensile strength (x/y/z) MPa 47/47/41
E-module (x/y/z) MPa 1600/1600/1550
Flexural strength MPa 40
Flexural modulus MPa 1500
Charpy impact test (23°C) kJ/m² 52 ± 2
Charpy notched impact test (23°C) kJ/m² 4.5 ± 0.1
Elongation at break (x/y/z) % 5/19/19 (± 2)
Shore D Hardness 74 ± 2
Density g/dm³ 930
Heat resistance temperature (1.8 MPa) °C 85

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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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