SLS 3D Printed 40mm Valve Adaptor Pipe Plug with Formlabs Nylon PA12

SLS 3D Printed 40mm Valve Adaptor Pipe Plug with Formlabs Nylon PA12

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Process 3D Print
Material Plastic
Quantity 40 pcs
Price Range $100-1,000
Lead Time 5 workdays

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About Project

If you need to customize a nylon valve adaptor with a 40mm diameter or want to manufacture some prototypes, you might want to consider using Formlabs nylon PA 12 and SLS 3D printing technology.

Nylon PA 12 is a strong and durable material that can withstand high temperatures, pressures, and impacts. SLS 3D printing technology creates precise and complex shapes without the need for supports or molds.

You can get your nylon valve adaptor printed by FacFox, a leading online 3D printing service provider that offers high-quality nylon printing at affordable prices. FacFox can help you design, optimize, and print your nylon valve adaptor with fast turnaround time and excellent customer service.

Visit facfox.com today and get started with your nylon valve adaptor project!

Solution

  • Step 1: First, the 3D model was broken down into layers of 0.1 mm on the computer and adjusted for better positioning. The model was then duplicated and piled according to the required amount.
  • Step 2: Before printing, the tank would be filled with SLS Grey Nylon PA12 powders. On a bed pressure, a 0.1 mm thick layer over the whole width was applied.
  • Step 3: The machine was preheated to above 100°C, and the laser would light the powder and increase the temperature just above the melting point of the powders.
  • Step 4: After a layer was formed, the platform would lower down and produce another layer until the whole model got produced.
  • Step 5: When the printing process ended, excess powders which also served as supports would be removed with brushes and a vacuum cleaner.