Formlabs, a leading 3D printing company, announced Nylon 11 Powder, a high-performance nylon material for functional prototyping and small batch production. Available for use on the Fuse 1, Formlabs’ selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printer, Nylon 11 Powder enables users to print parts that need to bend or take impact like hinges, clips, and orthotics. Nylon 11 Powder is one of many materials Formlabs plans to launch for the Fuse 1.
Materials are key to expanding the range of possible applications, and Nylon 11 Powder was developed to bolster design and creation capabilities with low cost per part. Nylon 11 Powder requires less training and additional equipment needed compared to other PA11 materials on the market, expanding the functionality of the Fuse 1 and enabling users to print end-use parts that can handle wear and tear over time, all in-house.
Nylon 11 Powder improves on the unique advantages offered by Fuse 1. Where Formlabs’ Nylon 12 Powder is a versatile material that provides high detail and dimensional accuracy, Nylon 11 Powder is for applications where durability and performance are essential. Nylon 11 Powder’s ductile, strong, and flexible qualities suit end-use parts that must be able to take impact and handle wear and tear over time, including snaps, clips, and hinges. Nylon 11 Powder is also designed for use in manufacturing, production, engineering, and product design to create:
● Impact-resistant prototypes
● Thin-walled ducts and enclosures
● Robust jigs and fixtures
● Replacement parts
● Prosthetics and orthotics
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