SLS 3D Printed PA12 Nylon Trophy with Complex Curved Hollow Structure

SLS 3D Printed PA12 Nylon Trophy with Complex Curved Hollow Structure

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Process 3D Print, Polish
Material Plastic
Quantity 2 pcs
Price Range $1-100
Lead Time 2 workdays

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About Project

The trophy is customed for our long-term cooperator All3DP. Nylon powder is a good solution for printing such models with overhang structures and curved surfaces. The thin wall of the curling edge is quite brittle and we suggest adding the thickness to at least 0.5mm when formal printing.

Solution

  • Step 1: First, the 3D model will be broken down into layers of 0.1 mm on the computer and sent to the 3D printer.
  • Step 2: Before printing, we need to fill the tank with PA 12 powders. On a bed pressure, a 0.1 mm thick layer over the whole width is applied.
  • Step 3: Pre-heat the machine to about 100°C, and the laser will lit the powder and increases the temperature just above the melting point of the powders.
  • Step 4: After a layer is formed, the platform will lower down and produce another layer.
  • Step 5: When the printing process ends, remove the excess powders which also serve as supports.