Polyamide 11 powder for Laser Sintering
Ultrasint® PA11, a bio-based material (castor oil), is an interesting alternative to PA12. Parts produced with this material show a high elongation at break, elasticity and high impact resistance. Typical applications are in environments where high deformations (e.g. film hinges) and/or exposure to special surroundings (e.g. chemical, detergents, oil) may occur. Due to its high ductility, it does not splinter in most crash situations. Ultrasint PA11 can be used for skin contact applications. It is processable on most common LS printers. Parameters for printing will be provided.
Typical applications are:
- Car interior parts
- Bumper components
- Film hinges
- Functional prototypes and spare parts
- Medium-loaded series parts
Delivery Form & Warehousing:
Ultrasint PA11 powder should be stored at 15 – 25°C in its originally sealed package in a clean and dry environment.
Mandatory and recommended industrial hygiene procedures and the relevant industrial safety precautions must be followed whenever this product is being handled and processed. Product is sensitive to humid environment conditions. For additional information please consult the corresponding material safety data sheets.
For Your Information:
Ultrasint® PA11 comes in solid black color. Electrical properties (e.g. volume resistivity, surface resistivity), chemical properties (e.g. resistance against particular substances) and tolerance for solvents are available upon request. Generally, these properties correspond to publicly available data on polyamides.
The data contained in this publication are based on our current knowledge and experience. In view of the many factors that may affect processing and application of our product, these data do not relieve processors from carrying out their own investigations and tests; neither do these data imply any guarantee of certain properties, nor the suitability of the product for a specific purpose. Any descriptions, drawings, photographs, data, proportions, weights etc. given herein may change without prior information and do not constitute the agreed contractual quality of the product. It is the responsibility of the recipient of our products to ensure that any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are observed.
The safety data given in this publication is for information purposes only and does not constitute a legally binding Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). The relevant MSDS can be obtained upon request from your supplier or you may contact Forward AM directly at email@example.com.
|General Properties||Test method||Typical Values|
|Bulk Density / kg/m3||DIN EN ISO 60||520|
|Printed Part Density / kg/m3||DIN EN ISO 1183-1||1020|
|Mean particle size d50 / μm||Laser Diffraction||40-50|
|Melting Temperature / °C||ISO 11357 (10 K/min)||203|
|Crystallization Temperature / °C||ISO 11357 (10 K/min)||158|
|Melt Volume Flow Rate / cm3/10min||ISO 1133 (220 °C, 2.16 kg)||28|
|Thermal Properties||Test Method||Typical Values|
|HDT/A (1.8 MPa) / °C||ISO 75-2||76|
|HDT/B (0.45 MPa) / °C||ISO 75-2||176|
|Vicat/A (10 N) / °C||ISO 306||191|
|Vicat/B (10 N) / °C||ISO 306||177|
|Skin Contact||Test Method||Typical Values1|
|In vitro Skin Irritation Testing||ISO 10993-10,OECD Guideline No. 439||Pass|
|In vitro Sensitization Testing||ISO 10993-10,OECD Guideline No. 429||Pass|
1Measured after drying 14 days at 80°C / vacuum. Water content is about 0.05% acc. to DIN EN ISO 15512
2Measured after conditioning 14 days at 70°C / 62% r.h. Water content is about 0.9% acc. to DIN EN ISO 15512
All values measured with virgin material.
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