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Material

Nylon 12

Technology: Laser Sintering

Laser Sintering (LS) - Nylon 12

Description

Nylon 12 is a material that has created a name for itself in the additive manufacturing industry, and for good reason. Its reliability has been put to the test time and time again, and it always emerges as a highly trustworthy option for a variety of applications. Its stability alone is reason enough to be considered a worthy substitute for both ABS and PA6. But it doesn’t stop there. Nylon 12 also boasts exceptional chemical resistance and flexibility, making it a go-to choice for projects that require such features. Its durability is yet another key attribute that makes it an ideal option for use in harsh environments. So, whether you need a material that can endure extreme temperatures, resist chemicals, be flexible and robust, or all of the above, Nylon 12 is a versatile choice that won’t disappoint.

Nylon 12 Applications

  • Substitute for Injection Molded Plastics
  • Good for Snap Fits and Movable Parts

Resources

Material Manufacturer: EOS

Nylon 12 Characteristics

White

  • Abrasion Resistant
  • Biocompatible*
  • Chemical Resistant
  • High Detail/High Resolution
  • High Strength
  • Impact Resistant
  • Rigid
  • Temperature Resistant

* Please notify us of any biocompatibility needs.

Nylon 12 Mechanical Properties

Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
7,252 psi
Tensile Modulus
247 ksi
Tensile Elongation at Break
20%
Flexural Modulus
218 ksi
Mechanical Properties XY
Tensile Strength
50 MPa
Tensile Modulus
1,700 MPa
Tensile Elongation at Break
20%
Flexural Modulus
1,500 MPa
Technology

Laser Sintering

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

Laser Sintering 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