The SLS Nylon(PA12) (plastic) objects printed through FacFox are created from a fine polyamide powder, more commonly known as plastic.
The material is both solid and flexible. Nylon PA12 (Plastic) is great for both experienced professionals and beginning designers because of its high precision and low cost. The material is white, granular, and somewhat porous.
Lead Time: 3 days
Max Print Size(mm): 700 x 380 x 580
Min Print Size(mm): 3 x 3 x 3
Layer Heights(mm): 0.1
Dimensional Accuracy: ±0.3% (with a lower limit of ±0.3 mm)
Functional prototypes and end products
Complex designs with intricate details
Moving and assembled parts
Form and fit testing
Functional prototyping and testing
Not Suitable for:
Fine-detail models with smooth surfaces
Colours Post Process
This material is incredibly versatile, and can be used for a wide
variety of applications, from iPhone cases to jewelry, remote controlled
quadcopters to wearable bikinis. When thin, it's flexible enough for
hinges and springs. When thick, it's strong enough for structural
Thicker models are more difficult to bend
Flexibility depends on the structure and design of the model. The
thicker you make something, the less flexible it will be. A spring made
with 1mm wire will compress and elongate rather easily. A spring made
with 3mm thick will take a bit more effort, and won’t compress if you
drop it from a few feet.
Thicken your engraved/embossed text to make it easier to read
Although 0.4mm details will show up in this material, we find that text
raised at least 0.6mm shows up most clearly. If you want crisper text
or embossed details, try bumping the thickness up to 0.6mm.
Min Supported Wall Thickness:1mm
A supported wall is one connected to other walls on two or more sides.
Min Unsupported Wall Thickness: 1.5mm
An unsupported wall is one connected to other walls on less than two sides.
Min Supported Wires:0.8mm
A wire is a feature whose length is greater than five times its width. A supported wire is connected to walls on both sides.
Min Unsupported Wires:1mm
A wire is a feature whose length is greater than five times its width. An unsupported wire is connected to walls on less than two sides.
Min Embossed Detail: 0.4mm
A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width.
The minimum detail is determined by the printer's resolution.When detail dimensions are below the minimum, the printer may not be able to accurately replicate them. Details that are too small can also be smoothed over in the polishing process.
To ensure details come out clearly, make them larger than the indicated minimum. We may refrain from printing products with details smaller than the minimum, since the final product will not be true to your design. If your product has details smaller than the minimum, try making them larger, removing them, or considering a material with finer detail.
Min Engraved Detail:0.4mm
A detail is a feature whose length is less than twice its width. Engraved or debossed details go into a surface.
Min Escape Holes:10mm
Clearance is the space between any two parts, walls or wires.
To ensure a successful product, make the clearance between parts, walls, and wires greater than the indicated minimum. If your clearance is too small, try making the gap bigger, or consider fusing the parts or features if their independence is unnecessary. You can also try a material with a smaller minimum clearance.
Interlocking/moving or enclosed parts?Yes
Sometimes the interlocking/moving parts can't be printed, since the supports inside the cross section can't be removed.
Require Support Material?No
Because each layer needs to build off the last, for some material, angles of more than 45 degrees generally require supports to be printed along with the design. Supports are not inherently detrimental for your design, but they do add complexity to the printing process and lead to less smooth finish on overhanging parts.