The PA12 Starter Powder is a Polyamide 12 powder (nylon) with good mechanical properties and excellent surface resolution. The powder is dedicated only for the first printing with PA12 Smooth powder. It is suitable for high-temperature applications and parts that need to be heat tolerant.
The material is able to produce prints with excellent quality of prints surface and details. At the same time, its prints are also able to achieve high chemical resistance and good quality to price ratio.
The powder is a great alternative to other industrial-grade materials. In stark comparison to other materials, the PA12 Starter Powder has an excellent refreshment ratio of 30% of the fresh powder to the quantity of unsintered powder left behind from the previous product.
Prints by this material typically have a tensile strength of 41 MPa. Its elongation at break is 13%. When measuring its shore hardness in scale D, it achieved a score of 74.
In addition, possible applications of the material include complex spatial shapes, structural or mechanical elements, functional prototypes or final parts and chemical resistant objects. Using PA12 Starter powder, you can print single solid elements as well as full movable assemblies or mechanisms. You can either choose to print objects separately, or together in a single print. Either way, the printed products will be ready for use after printing with a little bit of sandblasting. Heavy post-processing is not required.
The PA12 Starter Powder is compatible with both the Sinterit Lisa and Lisa Pro.