Evonik Develops High Temperature-stable PA 6 Powder for 3D Printing Applications

Evonik has developed a new polymer powder for 3D printing applications in higher temperature range as part of its polyamide 6 series. The product further expands Evonik’s portfolio of high-performance materials for powder-based 3D printing technologies.

High Mechanical Properties with Favored Processability

Evonik’s new polyamide powder features:

  • High mechanical strength as well as excellent chemical and temperature resistance. Its
  • Heat deflection temperature (HDT B) is around 195°C.
  • Low water absorption (below 3%) which has a positive effect on processability in 3D printing and the dimensional stability of printed 3D components

“New, ready-to-use materials that are optimally adapted to the individual printer and expand the range of application to higher temperatures move the 3D printing industry one step further toward series production,” says Mark Zhao, founder and CEO of TPM 3D Chinese technology company for Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). “We are seeing strong demand for 3D solutions in the higher temperature range – for example in the automotive and electronics industries. That’s why we were pleased to launch the new temperature-stable material together with Evonik.”

Suitable for Powder-based 3D Printing Technologies

The new polymer powder in Evonik's polyamide 6 series with its nearly round grain shape stands out for excellent flowability and application properties, making it suitable for all powder-based 3D printing technologies. A proprietary procedure of Evonik is employed to produce the high-temperature material at the company’s Marl site.

The 3D printing market is booming, posting double-digit growth rates. Evonik is one of the world leaders in the production of polyamide 12 powders (PA 12), which have been used in additive manufacturing technologies for over 20 years. In addition to PEEK filament and PA 12 powders, the company's product portfolio includes flexible PEBA powders as well as a full range of additives such as dispersion agents, flow improvers or reactive modifiers.

Polyamide (PA) Series by Evonik

Product Name Supplier Description
DAIAMID® A1709P Evonik DAIAMID® A1709P by Evonik is a natural colored, high flow, recyclable polyamide 12 (PA 12, Nylon 12) grade developed by advanced chemical technology. Possesses high mechanical strength and high... view more
DAIAMID® A6305 (Nylon 1010) Evonik DAIAMID® A6305 (Nylon 1010) by Evonik is a biobased, paintable, superior flow, U.V. stabilized polyamide 10-10 (PA 10-10, Nylon 10-10) grade. Possesses high stiffness, low flash/burr and good... view more
DAIAMID® A6305 (Nylon 1012) Evonik DAIAMID® A6305 (Nylon 1012) by Evonik is a biobased, paintable, superior flow, U.V. stabilized polyamide 10-12 (PA 10-12, Nylon 10-12) grade. Possesses high stiffness, low flash/burr and good... view more
DAIAMID® A6305 (Nylon 610) Evonik DAIAMID® A6305 (Nylon 610) by Evonik is a biobased, paintable, superior flow, U.V. stabilized polyamide 6-10 (PA 6-10, Nylon 6-10) grade. Possesses high stiffness, low flash/burr and good electrical... view more
DAIAMID® A6334 (Nylon 1010) Evonik DAIAMID® A6334 (Nylon 1010) by Evonik is a biobased, paintable, superior flow, U.V. stabilized polyamide 10-10 (PA 10-10, Nylon 10-10) grade. Possesses high stiffness, low flash/burr and good... view more

Source: http://www.evonik.com/

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