3D printing with PA 6

Dimensionally stable and wear resistant. Available as PA 6 black.

The plastic polyamide 6 is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic for which FKM has designed specially modified high-temperature systems with installation space dimensions of 375 x 375 x 539 mm for 3D printing. Until then, a layering process with PA 6 was not possible. 3D printing with PA 6 is mainly used in automotive engineering and automotive construction. The printed components are fully functional thanks to their good mechanical properties. At the same time, sintered objects made of PA 6 are dimensionally stable in temperature ranges between -30 °C and +120 °C and are also resistant to mechanical wear and to chemicals such as fuel and lubricating greases, which predestines PA 6 for use in vehicle construction.
The components that result from the professional laser sintering and prototyping of PA 6 in the black colour variant at FKM are fully serviceable and mechanically resilient.

FKM Technical Brochure

  • Construction Recommendations
  • Finishing
  • Machinery Pool
  • Tendering

FKM Technical Brochure.pdf

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The advantages at a glance

  • Dimensionally stable in the temperature range from -30 °C to +120 °C
  • Very good mechanical properties
  • High abrasion and wear resistance
  • Chemically resistant to petrol, oils, greases, and lubricants
  • Fatigue resistant
  • Good attention to detail

Technical data

Tensile modulus860 MPa
Maximum tensile stress37 MPa
Elongation at break3,2 %
Moisture absorption2,8 %
Charpy notched impact strength2,9 kJ/m²
Melting temperature (20 K/min²)219 °C
Crystallisation temperature (20 K/min²)172 °C
Density (laser sintered)1130 kg/m³

Possible applications of PA 6

Since FKM made the thermoplastic powder PA 6 3D-printable, components from this material are primarily used in the automotive industry. It is used for project and development support as well as for fully functional prototypes or series applications.