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.
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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
|Tensile modulus||860 MPa|
|Maximum tensile stress||37 MPa|
|Elongation at break||3,2 %|
|Moisture absorption||2,8 %|
|Charpy notched impact strength||2,9 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.