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Functional materials for thermoplastic 3D Printing

Nexa3D curated the most extensive library of supply chain approved thermoplastic materials that are tailored for 24/7 lightsout operation on our quantum laser sintering 3d printers to deliver high-performance parts for the most demanding applications covering the entire product life cycle from prototyping to production at comparable productivity and cost to tooled plastics.


 

xpa11 printed part

xPA11

xPA11 is a biocompatible nylon material that is durable and flexible, making it optimal for use in exterior medical applications.

 

General Properties
Tensile Modulus

ISO 527

1500 MPa

Tensile strength at yield ISO 527

45-50 MPa

Elongation at yield ISO 527

18-24%

Tensile strength at break ISO 527

45 MPa

Elongation at break

ISO 527

45%

Flexural modulus

ISO 178 (23°C)

1200 MPa
Shore D hardness

ISO 868 (20°C)

77
Impact strength (Charpy – unnotched)

ISO 179 1eU (23°C)

No break

 

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xpa12

xPA12

xPA12 is a durable nylon plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, prototyping and for end products. Production parts printed on Nexa3D’s Quantum Laser Sintering 3d printers are fully functional parts with high-end finish right from the process, which easily withstand high mechanical and thermal load.

Typical applications of the material are fully functional parts with high end finish right from the process, which easily withstand high mechanical and thermal load.

 

Mechanical Properties
Tensile modulus

ASTM D638

247

ksi

Young’s strength ASTM D638

6962

psi

Elongation at break ASTM D638

24

%

Flexural modulus ASTM D790

217

ksi
Flexural strength

ASTM D790

8412

psi
Shore D – hardness

ASTM D2240

75

 

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PBT powder

xPBT

Nexa3D xPBT is the first-ever PBT powder commercially available for Powder Bed Fusion technology. The material is ideal for series production on our industrial applications such as automotive electronics.

xPBT has the same dielectric properties and heat deflection as the material used in injection molding processes, making it the material engineers are familiar with and prepared to use.

Developed for a wide sinter window, the powder is extremely easy to print. Additionally, xPBT is environmentally friendly with a high reuse rate and is recyclable to the extent that the material can be brought back to the powder bed process.

Key Benefits
  • A well-known material that can be adopted quickly
  • Excellent dielectric properties
  • Extremely easy to print
  • Improved dimensional stability due to lower moisture uptake
  • Less waste due to >60% reuse rate
  • Recyclable: non-reusable material can be brought back to the powder bed process
Applications
  • Connectors
  • Automotive Electronics
  • Electrical
  • Lighting

 

Mechanical Properties

Value

Unit

Test Method

Tensile modulus XY 2600

MPa

ISO 527-1/-2

Tensile modulus Z 2600

MPa

ISO 527-1/-2

Tensile stress at break XY 47

MPa

ISO 527-1/-2
Tensile stress at break Z

30

MPa

ISO 527-1/-2
Strain at break XY

4

% ISO 527-1/-2
Strain at break Z

1.2

% ISO 527-1/-2

 

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