Nylon(PA)

About Nylon

Industrial strength, durable, watertight, good chemical resistance with heat deflection temperature(0.45Mpa) at 150°C/302 °F. A cost-effective choice for functional applications such as drone parts, light fixtures, auto parts, etc. Can be printed with MJF, SLS and FDM technologies. MJF and SLS processes are recommended for models with complex structures. Parts printed with MJF technology have a smoother surface finish compared to the ones printed with SLS.

  • Properties

    STRENGTH
    TOUGHNESS
    HEAT RESISTANCE
    FLEXIBILITY
  • Capabilities

    Average Lead Time: 4 business days

    Layer Height: 100 - 1000μm

    Dimensional Accuracy: ± 0.5% with a lower limit of ± 200μm (0.008”)

Available Types&Colors

HP's Multi-Jet Fusion(MJF) Technology

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      Standard Nylon PA12


Selective Laser Sintering(SLS) Technology

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      Standard Nylon PA12 (SLS)

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      Glass fibre reinforced PA12 (SLS)


Fused Deposition Modeling(FDM) Technology

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      Standard Nylon PA12

Technical Datasheet

Standard PA12 (MJF)
Mechanical Properties
Test Method Property Description XY Axis Z Axis
ASTM D638 Tensile Strength 48 MPa/6960 psi 48 MPa/6960 psi
ASTM D638 Tensile Modulus 1700 MPa/247 ksi 1800 MPa/261 ksi
ASTM D638 Elongation at break 20% 15%
ASTM D790 Flexural strength (@ 5%) 65 MPa/9425 psi 70 MPa/10150 psi
ASTM D790 Flexural modulus 1730 MPa/251 ksi 1730 MPa/251 ksi
ASTM D256 Test Method A Izod impact notched (@ 3.2 mm, 23ºC), XYZ 3.5 kJ/m2
Thermal Properties
Test Method Property Description XY Axis Z Axis
ASTM D648 Test Method A Heat deflection temperature (@ 0.45 MPa, 66 psi) 175 ºC/347 ºF 175 ºC/347 ºF
ASTM D648 Test Method A Heat deflection temperature (@ 1.82 MPa, 264 psi) 95 ºC/203 ºF 106 ºC/223 ºF
Standard PA12 (SLS)
Mechanical Properties
Test Method Property Description Metric Imperial
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Tensile Strength 48.1 MPa 6974 psi
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Tensile Modulus 1646 Mpa 238 ksi
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Elongation at Break 38 % 38 %
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Flexural Strength 43.5 Mpa 6307 psi
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Flexural Modulus 1431 Mpa 207 ksi
GB/T 1843-2008 Impact Strength (notched Izod) 3.6 KJ/m2 1.71 ft-lb/in2
GB/T 1843-2008 Impact Strength (unnotched Izod) 17.8 KJ/m2 8.46 ft-lb/in2
Thermal Properties
Test Method Property Description Metric Imperial
Melting Point 183 °C 175 ºC/347 ºF
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Heat deflection temperature (@ 0.45 MPa, 66 psi) 145.8 °C 294.4 °F
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Heat deflection temperature (@ 1.82 MPa, 264 psi) 58.2 °C 136.7 °F
Glass Fibre Reinforced PA12(SLS)
Mechanical Properties
Test Method Property Description Metric Imperial
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Tensile Strength 44 Mpa 6380 psi
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Tensile Modulus 3500 ~ 7800 Mpa 507 - 1131 ksi
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Elongation at Break 5 % 5 %
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Flexural Strength 68 Mpa 9860 psi
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Flexural Modulus 2415 Mpa 350 ksi
GB/T 1843-2008 Impact Strength (notched Izod) 4.13 KJ/m2 1.96 ft-lb/in2
GB/T 1843-2008 Impact Strength (unnotched Izod) 19.28 KJ/m2 9.17 ft-lb/in2
Thermal Properties
Test Method Property Description Metric Imperial
Melting Point 184 °C 363 °F
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Heat deflection temperature (@ 0.45 MPa, 66 psi) 162 °C 324 °F
GB/T 1040.2-2006 Heat deflection temperature (@ 1.82 MPa, 264 psi) 88 °C 190 °F

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