Polyamide powder filled with glass particles (PA-GF) has a much higher thermal resistance (up to 110°C) than polyamide, and is typically used in functional tests with high thermal loads. This material exhibits excellent stiffness, high density and tensile strength, combined with low specific weight. As a result, PA-GF is ideal for demanding conditions where stiffness, temperature performance or wear resistance is key.
|Standard lead time||8 working days (online & offline orders)|
|Standard accuracy||± 0.3% (with lower limit on ± 0.3 mm)|
|Minimum wall thickness||1 mm, but living hinges are possible at 0.3 mm|
|Layer thickness||0.12 mm|
|Maximum part dimensions||650 x 330 x 560 mm (offline orders)
350 x 330 x 560 mm (online orders)
|Surface structure||Unfinished parts typically have a grainy surface but all kinds of fine finishes are possible.
Laser-sintered parts can be sandblasted, colored/impregnated, painted, covered and coated.
The right finish and color can transform a print into a product. Whether you’re looking for a functional finish for color-coded components or an aesthetic finish like soft-touch or high-gloss paint, take a look at your wide range of options here.
How Does Laser Sintering Work?
Laser Sintering is a laser-based technology that uses solid powder materials, typically plastics. A computer-controlled laser beam selectively binds together particles in the powder bed, by raising the powder temperature above the glass transition point after which adjacent particles flow together. As the powder is self-supporting, no support structures are necessary.