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Ductile Polymers

Nylon for 3D Printing - Impact-Resistant Alternative to the Plastics ABS and PA6

The high-performance plastic polyamide 11 (PA 11) is made from 100% renewable castor beans. PA 11, also known as nylon, is chemically and mechanically heat-resistant and is ideally suited for highly technical applications thanks to its durability. EOS materials of this class are an efficient, impact-resistant alternative to the plastics ABS or PA6, which have proven their value in injection molding. The additively manufactured end products are just as strong, flexible and durable as molded parts.

Fields of Application

This material is ideally suited for producing functional elements that require high material strength (e.g. living hinges) and/or impact resistance. Therefore, components for which fragmentation is inadmissible (e.g. in the interior of vehicles) are among the typical fields of application.

Typical Part Properties

  • Tensile Modulus 1650 MPa
  • Tensile Strength 50 MPa
  • Nominal Strain at Break 30 %;
  • Melting Temperature (20°C/min) 201 °C
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (1.80 MPa) 46 °C
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (0.65 MPa) 180 °C
  • Density 990 kg/m³

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PA 1101

The whitish, slightly translucent, additively manufactured parts made from biobased PA 11 are characterized by high impact resistance and elongation at break. They do not splinter even under high mechanical loads. 

Highlights

  • High ductility
  • High impact resistance
  • Balanced property profile
  • Biobased material

Typical Applications

  • Impact-resistant applications, which may not splinter when applied with a load, e.g. coverings or housings
  • Functional parts that require a high elongation at break, e.g. hinges, clips, or buckles
  • Eyewear in the consumer goods industry
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Typical Part Properties

  • Tensile Modulus 1650 MPa
  • Tensile Strength 50 MPa
  • Nominal Strain at Break 30 %;
  • Melting Temperature (20°C/min) 201 °C
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (1.80 MPa) 46 °C
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (0.65 MPa) 180 °C
  • Density 990 kg/m³
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PA 1101 Climate Neutral

The whitish, slightly translucent, additively manufactured parts made from biobased PA 11 are characterized by high impact resistance and elongation at break. They do not splinter even under high mechanical loads. 

Highlights

  • High ductility
  • High impact resistance
  • Balanced property profile
  • Biobased material

Typical Applications

  • Impact-resistant applications, which may not splinter when applied with a load, e.g. coverings or housings
  • Functional parts that require a high elongation at break, e.g. clips or buckles
  • Eyewear in the consumer goods industry

Typical Part Properties

  • Tensile Modulus 1560 MPa
  • Tensile Strength 48 MPa
  • Nominal Strain at Break 30 %;
  • Melting Temperature (20°C/min) 201 °C
  • Density 990 kg/m³

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PA 1102 black

The black, additively manufactured parts are characterized by high impact resistance and elongation at break. They do not splinter even under high mechanical loads and due to the mass-dyed polyamide 11 powder particularly suitable for visible areas that are subject to abrasive wear. 

Highlights

  • Color stability
  • High ductility
  • High impact resistance
  • From renewable sources

Typical Applications

  • Impact-resistant applications, which may not splinter when applied with a load, e.g, coverings or housings
  • Functional parts that reuqire a high elongation at break, e.g., clips or buckles
  • Eye wear in the consumer goods industry

Typical Part Properties

  • Tensile Modulus 1392 MPa
  • Tensile Strength 46 MPa
  • Elongation at Break 38 %
  • Melting Temperature (20°C/min) 187 °C
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (1.82 MPa) 70 °C
  • Heat Deflection Temperature (0.45 MPa) 186 °C
  • Density 1070 kg/m³

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FR-106

The white flame-retardant polyamide 11 is characterized by high ductility combined with excellent strength, making it particularly suitable for manufacturing components with complex geometries, such as housings and load-bearing connecting elements.  

Highlights

  • Fire retardant nylon 11
  • Certified to pass the FAR 25.853 60 second vertical burn requirement
  • Parts withstand intense functional testing
  • Parts are approved for end-use production applications

Typical Applications

  • Automotive and aerospace production
  • Housing and enclosure assemblies
  • Complex thin wall geometries requiring strength and accuracy
  • Ideal for low to mid volume production applications

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Typical Part Properties

  • Tensile Modulus 3300 MPa
  • Tensile Strength 56 MPa
  • Elongation at Break 8 %
  • Melting Temperature (20°C/min) 187 °C
  • Density 990 kg/m³

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HP 11-30

Well suited to applications which require superior thermal properties, with maximum performance and consistent properties in XY&Z dimensions.

Highlights

  • Isotropic Properties
  • Melt compounded Carbon Fiber filled PA11
  • High stiffness, high tensile strength
  • Electrostatically dissipative

Typical Applications

  • Under hood components
  • Wind tunnel display models
  • Well suited to applications which require superior thermal properties, with maximum performance and consistent properties in XY&Z dimensions

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