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How Stiff Are PA12 Glass-Bead Filled Nylon 3D Prototypes?

PA12 Glass-Bead Filled Nylon MJF Material Is Stiff, Durable Yet Flexible.

 

Here at GoProto, we’ve joined with HP to bring our customers the best in innovation as we leverage Multi Jet Fusion, or MJF. Glass bead-filled nylon allows for stiff and yet functional components that are fitting for a variety of industries: automotive, aerospace, medical devices, consumer products, and jigs/fixtures/assembly aids.

Parts are consistent, durable and production-grade.

Get stiff, functional parts with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion in Glass Bead-Filled Nylon

+ Designed for production of test and end-use, functional parts across a variety of industries (automotive, aerospace, medical devices, consumer products, jigs and fixtures).

+ Ideal for applications requiring high stiffness like enclosures and housings, fixtures and tooling.

+ Provides dimensional stability along with repeatability.

Quality and speed at a low cost per part

+ 40% glass bead filled thermoplastic material with optimal mechanical properties and high re-usability.

+ Jet Fusion technology produces parts faster than legacy processes like SLS.

Go with the pros at GoProto

+ The manufacturing experts at GoProto and HP have been working together over the past two years to study the metrology and fine-tune these game-changing printers. That unparalleled experience delivers strong, precise parts on time and to spec.

+ We recently moved and doubled our factory space and boast the 2nd largest Multi Jet Fusion capacity in the country along with our FDM and SLA capabilities.

Breaking down the technical specifications

 

Category Measurement Value Method
General properties Powder melting point (DSC) 186 ºC/367 ºF ASTM D3418
Particle size 58 µm ASTM D3451
Bulk density of powder 0.48 g/cm3 ASTM D1895
Density of parts 1.30 g/cm3 ASTM D792
Mechanical properties Tensile strength, max load7, XY 30 MPa/4350 psi ASTM D638
Tensile strength, max load7, Z 30 MPa/4350 psi ASTM D638
Tensile modulus7, XY 2800 MPa/406 ksi ASTM D638
Tensile modulus7, Z 2900 MPa/421 ksi ASTM D638
Elongation at break7, XY 6.5 % ASTM D638
Elongation at break7, Z 6.5 % ASTM D638
Izod impact notched (@ 3.2 mm, 23ºC), XYZ 2.7 KJ/m2 ASTM D256 Test Method A
Thermal properties Heat deflection temperature (@ 0.45 MPa, 66psi), Z 173 ºC/344 ºF ASTM D648 Test Method A
Heat deflection temperature (@ 1.82 MPa, 264psi), Z 121 ºC/250 ºF ASTM D648 Test Method A
Recyclability Refresh ratio for stable performance 30%

What can it look like?

Jesse Lea, the President of GoProto has put together a few short videos demonstrating Multi Jet Fusion’s capabilities. In fact, he goes on to say in the video –

“It’s very flexible and very capable…” – Jesse Lea | President of GoProto

Title “PA12 Glass-Bead Filled Nylon MJF Material | GoProto

Summary of PA12 Glass-Bead Filled Nylon MJF

MJF process & details: MJF is an additive process where parts are built layer-by-layer in PA12 Nylon or PA12 Glass Bead-Filled material, but unlike any process we’ve seen before. It’s a unique, hybrid methodology which employs a roller to first lay out a thin layer of granulated nylon on the print bed.  The MJF printer then adds fusing and detailing agents via a large number of print nozzles at the Voxel (3d Pixel) level. Heat energy is then passed over the mix to fuse, cure and apply specifically-tailored mechanical properties. This is done in cross-section of the part layer by layer until the part is fully built up.  The parts are then removed from the powder, cleaned, finished and inspected.

Focus points:

  • 40% glass bead filled thermoplastic material with both optimal mechanical properties and high reusability.
  • Provides dimensional stability along with repeatability.
  • Ideal for applications requiring high stiffness like enclosures and housings, fixtures and tooling.

 

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GoProto Services: GoProto continues to offer a vast array of conventional quick-turn manufacturing options, which have only been strengthened by the addition of MJF. Whether you need FDM or SLA, Machining or Sheet Metal, Tooling or Finishing, GoProto is your one-stop shop that will help solve your most complex engineering challenges.

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