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EOS Plastic Materials for Additive Manufacturing


EOS embodies a high level of competence in materials and provides an extensive portfolio of highly developed plastics for Additive Manufacturing. EOS' materials, systems, and process parameters are perfectly matched to each other. The portfolio provides the best materials for achieving the targeted property profiles for products. Moreover, EOS is constantly refining its high-tech materials on the basis of specific customer requirements. 

An extensive range of materials for optimal product properties you can find in our >>>Material Database<<<. An overview of the material/system compatibility you can access in our material information document „Compatibility Material – P Machines “ at the end of the page.

The Additive Manufacturing of plastic products can make use of polyamides (PA), polystyrenes (PS), thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), and polyaryletherketones (PAEK). EOS provides a comprehensive range of materials for the Additive Manufacturing process. Customised products can be manufactured to the highest quality. 

We offer you end-to-end advice and support in your choice of materials. You can benefit from our many years of experience and our high-quality, extensively tested materials for achieving your design, development, and production targets. 

  • Over twenty years of continuously refined competence in materials
  • Materials, systems, and process parameters perfectly matched to each other for the best possible results  
  • Very high level of flexibility in design and development 
  • Suitable materials provide the optimal properties for your product profiles
  • Whether mechanical strength, impact strength, thermal stability, dimensional stability, or biocompatibility – EOS materials embody the properties needed for most requirements.
  • With efficient production processes and high-tech materials, innovative parts can be produced cost effectively to the highest industrial standards

Details on our materials and property profiles can be viewed in the >>>Material Database<<<
PA 2200 / 2201


Product information

PA 2200 - Polyamide white
The white powder PA 2200 on the basis of polyamide 12 serves a wide variety of applications with its very well-balanced property profile. 

PA 2201- Polyamide natural

PA 2201 is a white polyamide 12 powder for slightly more translucent parts. It is in compliance with FDA, 21 CFR, §177.1500 9(b) except for alcoholic foodstuff. Apart from that PA 2201 and PA 2200 have similar material properties.
 

Properties  

  • multipurpose material
  • balanced property profile
  • high strength and stiffness 
  • good chemical resistance
  • excellent long-term constant behaviour
  • high selectivity and detail resolution
  • various finishing possibilities (e.g. metallisation, stove enamelling, vibratory grinding, tub colouring, bonding, powder coating, flocking) 
  • bio compatible according to EN ISO 10993-1 and USP/level VI/121 °C  
  • approved for food contact in compliance with the EU Plastics Directive 2002/72/EC (exception: high alcoholic foodstuff)
 

Applications

  • functional parts
  • medical applications, e.g. prostheses
  • fully functional plastic parts of highest quality
  • substitute typical injection moulding plastics
  • realisation of movable part connections

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.

PA 2202 black – Parts with continuous colouring


Product information

PA 2202 black is a polyamide material with black pigments. The resulting parts are coloured throughout their whole volume, which makes them resistant against scratches, abrasion and dirt. The parts are thus very well suited for mechanically stressed applications or dirty environments. The polymer will be the first choice for industries where an anthracite black colour of parts is relevant. This is for example the case for many components in the automotive industry, especially under-bonnet parts. 

Properties

  • balanced property profile
  • anthracite black colour
  • withstand high mechanical load
  • high stiffness
  • excellent long-time stability
  • outstanding detail resolution
  • abrasion, scratches, later drillings without
  • discolouration

Applications

  • functional parts in anthracite black colour
  • parts in design quality
  • end products
  • spare parts
  • components with high soiling tendency
  • technical parts with requirements on optical effects

 Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.

PA 1101


Product information

PA 1101 is a whitish-translucent polyamide 11 material, which is optimised for the use as a laser-sintering material. Laser-sintered parts made from PA 1101 are characterised by high impact resistance and elongation at break. The material is based on renewable resources and can therefore be classified as environmentally friendly material.

Properties

  • high impact resistance & elongation at break with an otherwise balanced property profile
  • based on renewable resources
  • better temperature resistance than PA 12; nearly continuous mechanical properties at a wide temperature range
  • no splintering and cracking, even under highest mechanical stress

Applications

The material is particularly suitable for applications with functional elements which require high material ductility (e.g. integral hinges) and ones where high impact resistance is important. Another typical application for this material is for components which do not allow splintering (e.g. parts to be used in the passenger compartment in vehicles).

For more information please download the "Material Brochure". 
If you want to know whether your system meets the technical requirements to use PA 1101, please use the helpful checklist attached in the brochure.

Download Material Brochure with Checklist

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
PA 1102 black


Product information

PA 1102 black is a mass-colored black polyamide 11 powder, which is optimised for the use as a laser sintering material. PA 1102 black is made out of renewable raw materials (castor oil). The material is characterised by elasticity and high impact resistance.

Properties

  • mass-colored black
  • high elongation at break
  • high impact resistance 
  • elasticity
  • excellent resistance to chemicals, especially hydrocarbons, aldehydes, ketones, mineral bases and salts, alcohols, fuels, detergents, oils and fats 

Acceptance criteria

  • cytotoxicity according to DIN EN ISO 10993-5 

Applications

  • mechanically loaded functional prototypes and series parts with long-term moving elements (e.g. hinges)
  • in the automotive industry, it is mainly used for interior components for crash relevant parts (PA 1101 components do not splinter) 
  • well suited for abrasively stressed visible parts
  • especially suited for small to medium sized parts, thin walls and lattice structures

For more information please download the "Material Brochure". 
If you want to know whether your system meets the technical requirements to use PA 1102 black, please use the helpful checklist attached in the brochure.

Download Material Brochure with Checklist

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
PA 2210 FR - Flame-retarding Polyamide


Product information

PA 2210 FR is a white polyamide 12 powder with a halogen free, chemical flame retardant. In case of fire a carbonating coating arises on the surface of the part, isolating the plastic below. PA 2210 FR fulfils the flame protection classification UL 94 / V-0 from a wall thickness higher than or equal to 2 mm.
 

Properties

  • flame retardancy
  • halogen-free
  • good mechanical properties 
  • excellent long-term constant behaviour
 

Applications 

  • aerospace
  • electric & electronics
  • fully functional, load-bearing plastic parts of highest quality 
  • parts with increased requirements on flame protection 
 
Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
PrimePart FR (PA 2241 FR) - Flame Retardant Polyamide


Product information

PA 2241 FR is a flame retardant polyamide 12 for processing in laser sintering systems. It contains a halogen-based flame retardant. Mainly due to the recyclability the material is economical, enabling low-cost part production. The flame-retardant material is suitable especially for application in the aviation sector. Typical applications in aircraft interiors include air ducts and outlet valves.
 

Properties

  • flame retardancy
  • economic
  • high strain at tensile strength 

Applications

Aviation (interior, e.g. air ducts and air outlet valves, acceptance criteria: JAR 25)

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
PA 3200 GF - Glass bead filled polyamide


Product information

PA 3200 GF is a white, glass bead filled polyamide 12 powder, which is characterised by an excellent stiffness in combination with good elongation at break.
 

Properties

  • high stiffness
  • wear resistance
  • improved temperature performance
  • good thermal loadability
  • excellent surface quality
  • high dimensional accuracy and detail resolution
  • good processability

Applications 

  • stiff housings
  • parts with requirements on wear and abrasion
  • parts used under elevated thermal conditions
  • usage e.g. for final parts within the engine area of cars
  • deep-drawing dies 
  • any other application which requires particular stiffness, high heat distortion temperature and low abrasive wear
 
Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
Alumide® - Polyamide aluminium-filled


Product information

Alumide is a metallic grey, aluminium-filled polyamide 12 powder, which is characterised by its high stiffness, metallic appearance and good postprocessing possibilities. The surfaces of Alumide parts can be refined very easily by grinding, polishing or coating. The machining of Alumide laser-sintered parts is simplified through the cut breaking effect of the aluminium filling.
 

Properties

  • easy post-processing, good machinability
  • high temperature performance
  • thermal conductivity (limited)
  • high stiffness
  • well-balanced ratio of density and stiffness 
  • excellent dimensional accuracy
 

Application

  • applications with metal-like look
  • parts which need machining
  • parts with thermal loads
  • manufacture of stiff parts of metallic appearance for applications in automotive manufacture (e.g. wind tunnel tests or parts that are not safety-relevant)
  • tool inserts for injecting and moulding small production runs
  • illustrative models (metallic appearance)
  • setting jig and device manufacture
 
Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
CarbonMide® - Polyamide carbon fibre-reinforced


Product information

The anthracite black, carbon-fibre reinforced polyamide 12 material stands out for excellent stiffness and a maximised weight-strength-ratio. Due to the process related orientation of the fibres the mechanical properties varies in the three axis directions.

Properties 

  • extreme strength and stiffness
  • thermal and electrical conductivity (limited)
  • best strength/weight-ratio
  • light weight
 

Applications 

  • light and stiff functional parts
  • metal replacement
  • mechanically stressed parts which are optimised considering the self-weight of the part
  • aerodynamic components in motor sports application
 
Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
PrimePart PLUS (PA 2221)


Product information

PrimePart PLUS (PA 2221) is a polyamide 12 powder optimised for low warpage and lowest refresh rate. Therefore the need for new powder is diminished, making PrimePart PLUS a highly economical and ecological material. PrimePart PLUS is in compliance with FDA, 21 CFR, §177.1500 9(b) except contact with alcoholic foodstuff. Laser-sintered parts from PrimePart PLUS are natural coloured. They possess excellent material properties:
 

Properties

  • economic multipurpose material
  • balanced property profile
  • variety of certificates available (biocompatibility, food contact)
  • high strength and stiffness
  • good chemical resistance
  • excellent and constant long-term behaviour
  • high accuracy and detail resolution
  • various finishing possibilities (e.g. metallisation, stove enamelling, vibratory grinding, tub colouring, bonding, powder coating, flocking)
 

Application

Typical applications for parts produced with this material are fully functional parts of highest quality. Due to the excellent mechanical properties PrimePart PLUS is often used as a substitute for typical injection moulding plastics.
 
Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
PrimePart® ST (PEBA 2301)


Product information

PrimePart® ST (PEBA 2301) is a natural coloured powder of a polyether amide, which is developed and optimised for the application in a Laser Sinter system. Laser-sintered parts made from PrimePart® ST (PEBA 2301) possess excellent material properties:

Properties

• high elasticity and strength
• good chemical resistance
• excellent long-term stability
• high selectivity and detail resolution
• various finishing possibilities (e.g vibratory grinding, flame treatment, tub colouring, bonding, flocking)

Applications

Typical applications of the material are fully functional, flexible plastic parts of highest quality. Due to the excellent mechanical properties the material is often used as a production material for long term use. The rubber-like fatigue behaviour qualifies Prime Part® ST (PEBA 2301) as excellent prototyping and series material.

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
EOS PEEK HP3 - Polyaryletherketone


Product information

EOS provides the world-first high-performance polymer for the laser-sintering process - EOS PEEK HP3. Belonging to the group of Polyaryletherketone (PAEK), this semi-crystalline, thermoplastic material was developed for the use on the high-temperature system EOSINT P 800. 
The laser-sintered parts achieve a tensile strength up to 95 MPa and a Young's modulus up to 4400 MPa. These values are on an up to 100 percent higher level than the so far market dominating materials PA 12 and PA 11. The continuous use temperature ranges within 180 °C (mechanical dynamic), 240 °C (mechanical static) and 260 °C (electrical) depending on the field of application which could not be reached so far.
 

Properties

  • high performance material
  • excellent temperature performance, strength, stiffness and chemical resistance
  • best fire, smoke and toxicity performance 
  • excellent wear resistance
  • inherently flame retardant
  • sterilisability
  • excellent high temperature performance 
  • good hydrolysis resistance 
 

Applications 

  • metal replacement
  • aerospace
  • automotive and motorsports
  • electric & Electronic
  • medical- ideal replacement for stainless steel and titanium
  • industrial

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.
EOS PEEK HP3 material based on VICTREX® PEEK™polymer has been developed in close cooperation with our business partner Victrex.

PrimeCast® 101 - Polystyrene


Product information

PrimeCast 101, a grey powder on polystyrene basis, is suited especially for investment casting due to its excellent dimensional accuracy and its low melting point.
 

Properties 

  • high dimensional accuracy
  • low residual ash-content
  • very high surface quality
  • good strength for use as lost pattern

Application

  • patterns for investment casting
  • master patterns for vacuum casting, herby it is advised to infiltrate the parts with e.g. epoxy resin
  • production of lost patterns for the plaster and ceramic shell casting process.
    The material is optimised for minimum residue ash content after burning-out.

Technical information, material data sheets for materials made of plastic and information about standardized material properties, Part Property Profiles, please refer to our materialdatacenter.

Materials Brochure

Overview Material/System Compatibility

Basic Design Rules for Additive Manufacturing

Systems for Additive Manufacturing with Plastic Materials

Systems for Additive Manufacturing of Polymer Series Products, Spare Parts and Prototypes

Software

EOS Software solutions supports CAD data preparation for Additive Manufacturing and supports both process as well as quality assurance 

Worldwide Services

The global EOS Service Organisation offers support for all performance and lifecycle phases of your Additive Manufacturing System

Contact

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