Material-Details: PA12-GF Datasheet

 

PA12-GF, called also PA-GF, is a plastic reinforced with glass. This was designed to get near glass fibre reinforced plastic.
By the glass filling, this material is very stiff and dimensionally stable and can be used under heavy loads. Like all SLS materials, PA-GF is permanently usable.
Due to the larger diameter of the glass beads in the material-PA GF is less abrasion resistant such as PA12.


Advantages & disadvantages

Advantages
  • Very stable
  • Very solid
  • Detailed and clean in printing
  • Very good permanent availability
  • High thermal resistance
Disadvantages
  • Slightly rough surface (still pleasant to the touch)
  • Not waterproof (1,92 % Water absorption)
  • Less abrasion resistant

Material examples

 PA12-GF Part SLS 3D printing
 PA12-GF Prototype SLS 3D printing
 PA12-GF Component SLS 3D printing

Price calculation

PA12-GF components are not calculated in cm³ This would be not fair to this material.
Instead, it is a mixed calculation of the basic dimensions (length, width, height), the required orientation, capacity (cm³) of construction, etc. which is calculated.
The formula for this is beyond the scope here. Fortunately there is our online price tool. This does the work for you.

  • only automatic price calculation is using our online tool.
  • a good reference (average) is approximately 2,00 € / cm³
  • but there have also been large components manufactured for less than 0,30 € / cm³ and small for 3 €/cm³.

Typical usage

PA-GF is usually used to test components under high thermal load.


Technology

PA-GF is produced in the SLS process. This powder-based procedure has helped to bring out the 3D printing as where it is presently.
This method cost extremely, robust components can produce injection molded parts in no way inferior.
SLS means Selectives laser sintering and referred to the partial melting of powder materials by using a laser.
The exposure parameters can be manipulated to produce different properties.

The procedure:

Your model is broken down into layers of 0.12 mm on the computer and sent to the machine.
Now, a tank is filled with your desired material. On a bed pressure, a 0.12 mm thick layer over the whole width is applied.
The inner part of the machine is heated to about 100 °C . A laser lit the powder and increases the temperature at this point for a fraction of a second above the melting point of the material..
At this point the material is short and liquid connects.
All surfaces that belong to your part are produced in this layer. Now the build platform is lowered and a new layer. This is repeated until your component is ready.
The unmelted powder surrounds your component and is at this time also as a support structure. This enables the printing of "floating" components (about 2 rings that do not touch during printing, but connected)
Your component is now liberated from the powder and blow out any residue.
As an additional step, your component is at Fabb-it even sandblasted to make sure all powder residues are away and to improve the surface again.


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Additionnal information

Shipping within
8 Working days


Design specifications:

Minimum wall thickness
1 mm

Smallest Detail
0,3 mm

Maximum dimension
700 x 380 x 560 mm


Priority service

We offer unfortunately no Priority service for PA-GF

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The surface of your model is determined by the technology and the chosen material. Therefore, we offer several post-processing steps. This affects the cost but also the quality of your model.

The natural surface of PA12-GF is perfect if you want your model just as functional or demonstration prototype. So you'll get the material and procedures based on the surface view, as we are doing nothing more than print your part, stream and ship it to you.

 

Available colors:

Whitelich

 


Polishing

polirtes SLS Teil 3D Druck


Polishing in PA-GF is a special process. Your component is given in a drum with small stones. This compact the surface by vibration of the drum until your part is smooth.
The granular surface remains however it is no longer to feel.

What is to be observed on polished models::

  • Models can be polished until a minimum size of 9 x 9 x 9 mm.
  • We can only polished the outside of your model.
  • Polishing will wear off 0.1 mm material from your part. Plan also something extra wall thickness.
  • Edges slightly rounded off by this Polish.
  • Small details can disappear when the Polishing
  • The polishing service requires 2 extra Working days to the indicated delivery time..
  • Price: 3 € (Handling), 0,20 € / cm³
  • After polishing, the white of the parts is slightly darker. But they are no longer susceptible to pollution

Coloring

SLS color 3D printing

Coloring gives you the possibility to get your component in color on PA-GF.
The coloring process is relatively simple. Your component is placed in a staining solution and heated, thus the color penetrates into your component.
It is approximately a thickness of 0.2 - 0.3mm colored. This means your component is not vulnerable to scratching, core shows but when machining back his Whiteen.
The case color used is resistant to chemicals and heat.
The coloring is in the standard colors Black, Grey, Purple, Blue, Green, Orange, Red und Yellow angeboten. Special colours on demand.

  • Coloring makes your component waterproof
  • The color layer is compatible with the skin and will not stain.
  • Cost: 3 € Handling + 0,20 €/ cm³
  • Coloring adds 2 Working days to your delivery time

Coloring und Polishing


With coloring and polishing, you can book 2 services at an extreme discount and raise the appearance of your component.
PA12-GF that has been colored and polished, has a very high surface quality and feels very smooth.
You save doing the handling fee of 3 € for the polishing and in addition 0,17 € / cm³.
This makes for a component of 50 cm³ a savings of more than 40% compared to the individually booked service.

  • Coloring makes your component waterproof
  • Models can be polished until a minimum size of 9 x 9 x 9 mm.
  • We can only polished the outside of your model.
  • Polishing will wear off 0.1 mm material from your part. Plan also something extra wall thickness.
  • Edges slightly rounded off by this Polish.
  • Small details can disappear when the Polishing
  • The color layer is compatible with the skin and will not stain.
  • Cost: 3 € Handling + 0,24 €/ cm³
  • Coloring adds 2 Working days to your delivery time

Soft-touch Lackierung

Soft-touch Painted 3D printing in SLs

Soft-touch is a special type of painting. The surface feels very soft after painting and smoothed on.
SLS parts with soft-touch are by far the closest to injection-molded parts with regard to interface, look and feel.
The parts are sanded by hand, primed and painted leading to a perfect surface without visible construction stages.
You won't believe the product was printed here.

  • require a minimum dimension of von 10x10x10 mm.
  • Price: 40% of the part price.
  • In painting 2 Working days must be set extra(included).

 


Painted models

Painted 3D printing

 

Of course, you can also paint models from PA12-GF 3D.
Here, the quality and RAL color can be selected. The basic version of the painting is a simple "spray paint".
This means that your component is easily sanded and then painted. Construction stages and the similar are still easily recognizable..
The highest quality is the quality in premium (car paint). This "Polishing" must be booked with. This "Polishing" must be booked with.
Your part is sanded, polished, filled, wet sanded and painted.

  • require a minimum dimension of von 10x10x10 mm
  • Price: 30% of the part price for base coating. For additional premium reservation polishing service.
  • In painting 2 Working days must be set extra(included).

 

 

Coating

 

Coating 3D Druck

 

PA12-GF Parts can be wonderfully coated also.
To do this, your model is sanded and then coated with your desired equipment. Here also a coating with as gold or silver is possible.

  • We can coat only parts of 10 x 10 x 10 mm to 600 x 600 x 600 mm. Larger parts on demand..
  • Handling fee 12 € / Order
  • Hand electroplating .
  • High Resolution from 1 µm
  • Possible coatings.

    Copper 99,99% Cu IMDS Nr.  736943
    Matt nickel, from Sulfamatelektrolyt 99,95% Ni IMDS Nr.  748706
    High-gloss nickel >99,50% Ni IMDS Nr.  749088
    Gold plating 24ct. 24 Karrat Au IMDS Nr.  756617
    Silver plating 99,99% Ag IMDS Nr.  757803
    Chrome plating from the trivalent electrolyte, RoHS Compliant IMDS Nr.  756617
    Black chrome plating electrically conductive, Black Chrome coating IMDS Nr.  10629626/1
    Electroless Nickel Plating hochphosphorig, 13% Phosphor as NiP IMDS Nr.  326271538
    Tin plating 99.98% Sn, RoHS-Konform
    Bismut our Bismudan electrolyte, 99,95% Bi

Unit Value
Tensile strength MPa 51
Elongation at break % 25
Hardness   D77
Thermal resistance C 86
Impact resistance kJ/m 36
Density g/cm 1,01
Water absorption % 1,93
Chemical resistance Very resistant
Weather conditionally resistant