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The arising of 3D printing technology brought some unexpected materials to jewelry makers. Nylon (also known as polyamide), a strong and flexible material which is very resilient and easily withstands daily use. Its best characteristic is that it absorbs pigments and dyes to a vibrant and brilliant color.
- Step 1: First, the 3D models will be broken down into layers of 0.1 mm on the computer and sent to the 3D printer. Give a quote based on the required amounts, dimensions and materials.
- Step 2: Before printing, we need to fill the tank with SLS Nylon PA11 powders. On a bed pressure, a 0.1 mm thick layer over the whole width is applied.
- Step 3: Pre-heat the machine to above 100°C, and the laser will light 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.
- Step 6: You can color the white nylon prints with airbrushes and acrylic paints. Clear acrylic oil could protect the surface but make it oily.