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A five-star polyamide


The PA12 with or without  carbon reinforcement is a high-performance material. It is also known as Nylon 12 and is a member of the nylon family of polymers. Its properties make it suitable for a wide range of applications, including aerospace,  automotive, and sports equipment. The resulting printed parts are strong, lightweight, and have excellent mechanical properties even in humid and harsh environments.

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PA12 is a semi-crystalline polyamide (nylon) with a high degree of stiffness, good chemical resistance and low sensitivity to stress cracking. The main feature of PA12 is its lowest water absorption of all polyamides (PA6, PA11, PA66...). The resulting PA12 nylon printed parts exhibit good dimensional stability in a moist environment. PA12 also has high impact resistance, low dynamic frictional properties and good wear resistance. Among polyamides, PA12 has the lowest melting point (180°C) with a low density of 1.02 g/cm³.

  • Tensile strength: 50 -70 MPa

  • Elastic modulus: 1500 - 2000 MPa

  • Hardness: SHORE D:  70 to 80

PA12+ (Smooth PA)

PA12 (Polyamide 12) with carbon fiber chopes is a composite material that is commonly used in 3D printing. Carbon fiber chopes are added to the PA12 matrix to enhance the mechanical properties of the printed part, making it stronger, stiffer, and more lightweight.. Reinforced PA12 filaments are available from various manufacturers, with carbon fiber content ranging from 10% to 30%. The higher the carbon content, the greater the improvement in mechanical properties. The addition of carbon reinforcement also enhances the thermal and dimensional stability of the printed part, making it suitable for high-temperature and high-stress applications.

  • Tensile strength: 70 -100 MPa

  • Elastic modulus: 3000 -7000 MPa

  • Hardness: SHORE D: 80 to 90

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