HP Nylon 12

Material

Technology: Multi Jet Fusion

Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) - HP Nylon 12

Description

HP Nylon 12, or HP PA 12, is a high-performance thermoplastic material offering various benefits in various industries. It is a polymer highly resistant to chemicals, making it ideal for creating components that withstand harsh environments. The material has excellent tensile strength, which means it can withstand high stress without breaking or deforming.

HP Nylon 12 is also biocompatible, making it safe for medical applications and devices. It complies with the USP Class I-V and US FDA standards for devices that come into contact with intact skin surfaces. This means it can be used for implants, surgical instruments, and other medical devices requiring high strength and biocompatibility.

In addition to its chemical resistance and biocompatibility, HP Nylon 12 has excellent dimensional stability and is highly resistant to heat and impact. It also has low moisture absorption, making it suitable for humid environments. These properties make it an excellent material for automotive, aerospace, and industrial applications.

Overall, HP Nylon 12 is a versatile material with a unique combination of strength, chemical resistance, and biocompatibility, making it a popular choice among engineers and designers in various industries.

HP Nylon 12 Applications

  • Connectors, Complex Assemblies
  • Enclosures
  • Housings
  • Medical Devices
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Robotics
  • Watertight Applications

Resources

Material Manufacturer: HP

HP Nylon 12 Characteristics

Grey

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Biocompatible*
  • Chemical Resistant
  • Good for Snap Fits
  • High-Density
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant
  • Watertight

* Special processing may be required. Please notify us of any biocompatibility needs.

HP Nylon 12 Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
6,960 psi
Tensile Modulus
247 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
20%
Flexural Strength
9,425 psi
Flexural Modulus
10,150 ksi
Heat Deflection at 264 psi
203° F
Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
48MPa
Tensile Modulus
1,700 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
20%
Flexural Strength
65 MPa
Flexural Modulus
70 MPa
Heat Deflection at 1.82 MPa
95° C

Multi Jet Fusion

Technology
Max Build Area

14.96 x 11.18 x 14.96 in

Lead Time

1 – 3 Days 

Tolerances

First inch ± 0.005 in

Additional inch ± 0.002 in

Multi Jet Fusion Design Recommendations

Feature Measurements

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

0.03 in

Horizontal Spans

Supports Not Required

Minimum Features

0.03 in

Pin Diameter

0.02 in

Supports & Overhangs

Supports Not Required

Walls (Supported)

0.02 in

Walls (Unsupported)

Supports Not Required
Feature Measurements

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)

0.5 mm

Walls (Unsupported)

Supports Not Required