3D Printing Materials

PA 12 Glass Beads

At a glance

Process

HP® Multi Jet Fusion

Production Time

As fast as 5 days

Colors

Grey, black

Resolution

0.08 mm

Price

$$$

Applications

End-use production parts, Functional prototypes,

About the material

PA 12 Glass Beads is a variation of the Nylon PA 12 material for HP Multi Jet Fusion. With 40% glass beads fill, parts made with PA 12 Glass Beads will have all the fine grain, high density and low porosity qualities of typical Nylon 12, but with a higher degree of stiffness and dimensional stability. Additionally, it’s less prone to warpage so it’s a great option for large or flat parts.

Material Properties

Process

MJF

Tensile Strength

30 MPa (4351 PSI)

Elongation at Break

10%

Modulus of Elasticity

2500 MPa (362594 PSI)

Flexural Strength

57.5 MPa (8340 PSI)

Material Finish

The texture of this material is slightly smoother than SLS Nylon, but still similar to a very fine grit sandpaper. Un-dyed MJF Nylon is grey, which may vary in shades across the same part of a surface. When dyed black, this material has a matte appearance.

Design Recommendations

Max Part Size [x, y, z]

380 x 284 x 380 mm

Min Wall Thickness

1.0 mm for production
1.5 mm for consistency (for measurement and mechanical applications)

Min Clearance + Gaps for Fit

0.2 mm clearance between features, we recommend 0.3 mm to ensure good fit

Internal Cavities

Be sure to have a clearance to remove the support powder!

Threads & Inserts

Minimum 0.1 mm clearance is required for printed threads.

Text Guidelines

Raised features: 0.6 mm minimum
Recessed features: 0.5 mm minimum

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