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DuraForm ® PA plastic
for use with all selective laser sintering (SLS®) systems

Durable polyamide (nylon) material for real-world physical testing and functional use

APPLICATIONS • Complex, thin-wall ductwork - Motorsports - Aerospace • Housings and enclosures • Impellers and connectors • Consumer sporting goods • Vehicle dashboards and grilles • Snap-fit designs • Functional prototypes that approach end-use performance properties • Appropriate for low- to mid-volume rapid manufacturing • Medical applications requiring USP Class VI compliance, or biocompatibility • Parts requiring machining or joining with adhesives • Complex production and prototype plastic parts • Form, fit, or functional prototypes

FEATURES • • • • • Excellent surface resolution and feature detail Easy-to-process Compliant with USP Class VI testing Compatible with autoclave sterilization Good chemical resistance and low moisture absorption

BENEFITS • Nicely balanced mechanical properties and processability • Build prototypes that withstand functional testing • Produce durable end-use parts without tooling • Create accurate and repeatable parts as demanded by manufacturers • Machinable and paintable for demonstration parts



DuraForm® PA plastic
For use with all selective laser sintering (SLS®) systems

General Properties
MEASUREMENT Specific Gravity Moisture Absorption - 24 hours METHOD/CONDITION ASTM D792 ASTM D570 METRIC 1.00 g/cm3 0.07 % U.S. 1.00 g/cm3 0.07 %

Mechanical Properties
MEASUREMENT Tensile Strength, Yield Tensile Strength, Ultimate Tensile Modulus Elongation at Yield Elongation at Break Flexural Strength, Yield Flexural Strength, Ultimate Flexural Modulus Hardness, Shore D Impact Strength (notched Izod, 23°C) Impact Strength (unnotched Izod, 23°C) Gardner Impact METHOD/CONDITION ASTM D638 ASTM D638 ASTM D638 ASTM D638 ASTM D638 ASTM D790 ASTM D790 ASTM D790 ASTM D2240 ASTM D256 ASTM D256...


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