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Formlabs Introduces Nylon Material for Impact-resistant End-use Parts

Published on 2021-06-08. Author : SpecialChem

formlabs-nylon-powder TAGS:  3D Printing    Part Design & Manufacturing    Cost Efficiency   

Formlabs introduces Nylon 11 Powder, a high-performance nylon material ideal for functional prototyping and small batch production. Available for use on the Fuse 1, Formlabs’ high performance selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer, Nylon 11 Powder enables users to print parts that need to bend or take impact like hinges, clips, and orthotics.

Nylon 11 Powder is one of many materials Formlabs plans to launch for the Fuse 1, reaffirming the company’s position as the complete solution for end-use 3D printing by expanding the versatility of powder-based materials.

Nylon 11 Powder for Durability and Performance

Nylon 11 Powder improves on the unique advantages offered by Fuse 1. Where Formlabs’ Nylon 12 Powder is a versatile material that provides high detail and dimensional accuracy, Nylon 11 Powder is ideal when durability and performance are essential. Nylon 11 Powder’s ductile, strong, and flexible qualities suit end-use parts that must be able to take impact and handle wear and tear over time, including snaps, clips, and hinges. Nylon 11 Powder is also designed for use in manufacturing, production, engineering, and product design to create:
  • Impact-resistant prototypes
  • Thin-walled ducts and enclosures
  • Robust jigs and fixtures
  • Replacement parts
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Bolster Design and Creation Capabilities

The Fuse 1 makes industrial 3D printing more cost accessible and user-friendly than ever with its straightforward workflow. Materials are key to expanding the range of possible applications, and Nylon 11 Powder was developed to bolster design and creation capabilities with low cost per part. Nylon 11 Powder requires less training and additional equipment needed compared to other PA11 materials on the market, expanding the functionality of the Fuse 1 and enabling users to print end-use parts that can handle wear and tear over time, all in-house.

Engineers, product designers, and manufacturers choose industrial 3D printers for design freedom, the ability to customize end-use parts, and speed in bringing products to market,” said Kathy Bui, ‎Engineering Vertical Lead of Formlabs. “Nylon 11 Powder’s robust characteristics make it ideal for creating end-use parts and functional prototypes like sports equipment or flexible hinges when impact resistance and ductility is key in delivering peak performance while optimizing cost per part.”

Source: Formlabs
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