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SLS Nylon PA2200 3D Printing UK

EOS SLS PERFORMANCE

NYLON PA12 | PA2200

Tough, Accurate & Functional

Technical Datasheet

1700MPA

TENSILE MODULUS

48MPA

TENSILE STRENGTH

4.4KJ/M²

IMPACT STRENGTH

24%

ELONGATION AT BREAK

181°C

HDT VICAT TEMP A/50

SLS Nylon PA2200 3D Printing UK

TOUGH, ACCURATE & FUNCTIONAL

Our Nylon PA12, also known as PA2200, is produced by EOS SLS industrial 3D Printing process. This material is tough and strong when thick, flexible when thin. With good biocompatibility, high thermal and chemical resistance, it is suitable for highly functional prototypes or end use applications. At sufficient part thickness, it should withstand the most rigorous applications such as drilling, dropping and prolong exposure in outdoor conditions. Not to mention, this material has certifications done by OEM and can be used to replace injection moulded parts. We highly recommend this material for end use production parts with good economies of scale.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY

Right out of production, this material is matte white in texture. We provide bead blasting as a default finish to polish all our Nylon PA12 | PA2200 parts, giving it a polished matte finishing. Other colour options such as black, red, blue, yellow is available in this material. For more aesthetic demanding applications, we can also provide further post processing to attain full gloss, near injection moulded aesthetic under our 2K spray painting services.

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PRECISIONLY CRAFTED

Our Nylon PA12 | PA2200 is precisely crafted by world leading EOS SLS equipment. Using EOS Industrial Selective Laser Sintering Process also known as SLS, parts are precisely constructed by sintering nylon powder with strong laser beams at fine resolution. During the build process, parts are self-supported by surrounding nylon powder which enables the creation of complex parts without the worry of cumbersome support structures, allowing excellent freedom of design. Produced at performance 0.1mm settings and using only OEM certified materials, you can expect part quality consistency batches after batches.

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS (NOT LIMITED TO)

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PRODUCT ENCLOSURE

SLS 3D Printing UK Production Jigs and Fixtures

JIGS & FIXTURES

SLS 3D Printing UK Functional Parts

FUNCTIONAL PARTS

SLS 3D Printing UK Production Architecture

ARCHITECURE

SLS 3D Printing UK Batch Production

BATCH PRODUCTION

LEAD TIME

  • Standard Lead Time: Produce in about 4-5 business days
  • Expedited Lead Time: Produce in about 2-3 business days

SPECIFICATION

  • Build Size: 180L x 230W x 313H (mm)
  • Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.7mm (may vary)
  • Minimum Detail: 0.5 mm
  • Estimated Accuracy: +/-0.15-0.25 mm typically (0.2% of longest side)

BENEFITS

  • Good quality end use functional parts
  • Good mechanical properties
  • Good thermal properties
  • FDA approved material according to USP Biological Test (classification VI/121 °C)
  • Biocompatible
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Good accuracy and details
  • Watertight Parts (at > 3mm thickness)
  • Fire Rating: UL94-HB
  • Multiple coloring options
  • Economical

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DESIGN FOR SLS NYLON PA12 | PA2200

Wall thickness for 3D Printing

Minimum Wall Thickness

We recommend the following minimum wall thickness:

  • 1 mm (For Parts smaller than 10cm)
  • 2 mm (For Parts between 10cm-20cm)
  • 3 mm (For Parts larger than 20cm)

Parts with Sufficient wall thickness is crucial to ensure successful print.

Embossed and Engrave Details for 3D Printing

Embossed and Engraved Details

For Embossed Details: Recommended minimum thickness of 0.5mm and height of 0.5mm

For Engraved Details: Recommended minimum thickness of 0.5mm and depth of 0.5mm

Clearance for 3D Printing

Clearance for Fitting

It is very important to allow clearance between the space of 2 objects, so as to give a freedom of movement between the gap. We recommend:

  • 0.15 mm (tight fit), 0.3 mm (standard fit) and 0.5 mm (loose fit).

You are advised to test out several iterations to attain a perfect fit.

Hollow 3D Printed Parts

Hollowing Model

It is highly recommended to hollow out solid models to reduce cost and avoid shrinkage issues. We recommend:

  • Wall Thickness of 2-3mm for Model below 35cm
  • Wall Thickness of 4-5mm for Model between 35-60 cm

Include ‘Escape Holes’ to your model so as to drain excess material. It is recommended:

  • At least 4mm ⌀ for smaller models
  • At least 8mm ⌀ for larger models
  • At least 2 holes
  • Add multiple holes for larger models
Warp 3D Printed Parts

Reduce Warpage

For models with large flat unsupported planes, there is a risk of warpage. To prevent this, consider adding ribs as reinforcement to combat this issue. 

Multiple Parts in Single File

Avoid Multiple Parts in a single file

If you parts are meant to be produced separately, uploading multiple parts within a file may cause unnecessary delay in your order due to processing issues. Simply upload each part file separately for a smooth transaction.  

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