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)|
|Layer thickness||0.12 mm|
|Minimum wall thickness||1 mm, but living hinges are possible at 0.3 mm|
|Maximum part dimensions||650 x 330 x 560 mm (offline orders)
350 x 330 x 560 mm (online orders)
|Interlocking or enclosed parts?||Yes|
|Surface structure||Unfinished parts typically have a grainy surface but all kinds of fine finishes are possible. PA-GF parts can be sandblasted, colored/impregnated, painted, covered and coated.|
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.