First PA6-12T Material For Laser Sintering 3D Printing Launched As A Result Of Partnership Between A. Schulman and Prodways
PA6-12T is a plastic material that is used with conventional plastic processing techniques to produce parts that require rigidity, impact resistance and a capacity to withstand high temperatures. PA612T is also characterized by its low sensitivity to moisture absorption, allowing it to maintain its mechanical properties in humid conditions. Using the new PA612-GB 3800 powder, it is now possible to 3D printed plastic parts that can deliver high performance mechanical properties, even with complex geometrical structures such as fuel circuits or pump bodies. Such structures are difficult, or impossible to produce with conventional injection techniques.
Thanks to its unique mechanical properties, when used for high performance parts, PA612-GB 3800 can replace machined metal by printing lighter and more effective plastic parts with an optimized design - such as casings, the top parts of motors or ballast systems.
In a laser sintering market which is currently dominated by materials specific to fast prototyping, the new PA612-GB 3800 powder will make it possible to increase the use of 3D printing for the production of small and medium final parts. This launch is the first major milestone in Prodways’ and A. Schulman’s partnership for the development of innovative plastic parts which are compatible with all laser sintering systems on the market. It also opens up the path to the development of other new high-performance materials for industrial applications.
About PRODWAYS TECHNOLOGIES
PRODWAYS TECHNOLOGIES is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of industrial 3D printers, offering a broad spectrum of multi-technology 3D printing systems and related premium materials. The company focuses on developing rapid manufacturing applications as well as supporting innovation with an open material strategy. PRODWAYS TECHNOLOGIES caters to a large number of different industries, including health, aerospace, and automotive, providing innovative companies the means to shift to 3D printing-based production. PRODWAYS TECHNOLOGIES is a subsidiary of PRODWAYS GROUP. In 2016, the group generated revenue of €25.2 million, including 58% outside of
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