Nylon 12 GF: the new nylon powder with high glass concentration for 3D printing rigid parts with high thermal stability
The new Nylon 12 GF powder from Formlabs expands the range of materials available for the SLS Fuse 1 printer and the potential fields of application.
The high amount of glass fiber in this new material allows for 3D printing of rigid, compact parts with high thermal stability properties. The specific characteristics of Nylon 12 GF Powder make it ideal for making prototypes or end-use parts that require load-bearing capacity and high temperature resistance.
The specific properties of Nylon 12 GF mean that the molded part will not deform and will maintain its dimensional accuracy even when exposed to high temperatures and when subjected to the application of a load.
Nylon 12 GF is ideal for
- rigid and functional
- jigs and fixtures
- replacement parts
- parts with threads and housings where these characteristics are required
Areas of Use:
Nylon 12 GF Powder’s combination of properties also allows it to be used in industries such as automotive and aerospace.
Nylon 12 GF allows up to 70% of the powder to be reused: the regeneration percentage can be set to recover as much material as possible, to optimize costs or to achieve the best surface finish of the molded part.
Material change management is simple and fast to minimize downtime and enable consistently high productivity.
Producing Final Parts with 3D Printing
The new glass fiber powder joins the existing SLS material catalog for the Fuse 1 printer:
- Nylon 11 (ductile and resilient)
- Nylon 12 (for high detail and dimensional accuracy).
Using materials with different properties and specific to the use required allows to take full advantage of 3D printing and allows to expand and diversify the applications that can be realized in-house.
In the past, glass-filled powders and industrial-grade composites were only available on very expensive printers and were within the reach of the few. Today, Fuse 1, with its simple printing process and ever-expanding range of SLS materials, makes even the most difficult applications accessible to small and medium-sized companies.
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