Glass-Filled Nylon 12

Material
Laser Sintering Materials - Glass Filled Nylon 12

Description

Glass-filled Nylon 12 is a thermoplastic material reinforced with glass beads known for its outstanding properties, making it a popular choice in various industries. The glass beads enhance the polymer’s stiffness and improve its mechanical properties, making it a durable and dependable material.

 

This material is highly resistant to wear and tear, making it an excellent choice for applications that require high durability and toughness. Its ability to withstand high temperatures without losing shape is another noteworthy feature that makes it a reliable option for use in high-temperature environments.

 

In addition, glass-filled Nylon 12 exhibits exceptional elongation at break, which means it can bend and stretch without breaking. This feature makes it suitable for applications requiring flexibility and resilience, such as automotive parts, electrical components, and consumer goods.

 

Overall, glass-filled Nylon 12 is a versatile and trustworthy material with excellent mechanical and thermal properties, making it an ideal choice for various applications.

Glass-Filled Nylon 12 Applications

  • Automotive Components
  • Deep-Drawing Dies
  • Housings
  • Industrial Components

Resources

Material Manufacturer: EOS

Glass-Filled Nylon 12 Characteristics

White

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Rigid
  • Temperature Resistant
  • Wear & Tear Resistant

Glass-Filled Nylon 12 Properties

Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
7,397 psi
Tensile Modulus
464 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
9%
Flexural Strength
10,588 psi
Flexural Modulus
421 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
205° F
Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
51 MPa
Tensile Modulus
3,200 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
9%
Flexural Strength
73 MPa
Flexural Modulus
2,900 MPa
Heat Deflection at 1.82 MPa
96° C

Laser Sintering

Technology
Max Build Area

26 x 13.5 x 21.8 in

Lead Time

3 – 5 Days

Tolerances

First inch ± 0.005 in 

Additional inches ± 0.002 in

Layer Thickness
  • EOS:  0.005 in
  • 3D Systems:  0.004 in
  • XYZ: 0.004 in

Design Recommendations

Laser sintering, also known as selective laser sintering, is an industrial 3D printing technology. This process involves using a high-powered laser to fuse powdered thermoplastics precisely. Our laser sintering team can produce prototypes or parts within three to five days. The parts are then cleaned of excess powder and are ready to be used or can be further refined for a higher level of finishing. 

One of the most significant benefits of laser sintering is its ability to create complex geometric shapes easily. The automated vapor smoothing ensures that the production parts are strong, heat-resistant, air-tight, and water-tight, and easy to replicate. Nylon is the primary material used in selective laser sintering, which allows for the creation of flexible end-use parts and living hinges. It can also be dyed in various colors.

Laser sintering technology can benefit industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, medical and dental, and many more.

Design Recommendations

Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

Connecting: 0.006 in
Moving: 0.012 in

Escape Holes

0.04 in

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 0.04 in
Height/Depth: 0.04 in

Holes & Openings

0.02 in

Horizontal Spans

Supports Not Required

Minimum Features

0.03 in

Pin Diameter

0.02 in

Supports & Overhangs

Supports Not Required

Walls (Supported)

0.03 in

Walls (Unsupported)

Supports Not Required
Feature Measurement

Connecting & Moving Parts

Connecting: 0.15 mm
Moving: 0.3 mm

Escape Holes

1 mm

Embossing & Engraving

Width: 1 mm
Height/Depth: 1 mm

Holes & Openings

0.5 mm

Horizontal Spans

Supports Not Required

Minimum Features

0.7 mm

Pin Diameter

0.5 mm

Supports & Overhangs

Supports Not Required

Walls (Supported)

0.7 mm

Walls (Unsupported)

Supports Not Required