SLS 3D Printed Formlabs Nylon PA 12 L-shaped Connector Knob Shifter Prototype

SLS 3D Printed Formlabs Nylon PA 12 L-shaped Connector Knob Shifter Prototype

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

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About Project

Do you need a custom knob shifter for your car or bike? If so, you might want to design and test an L-shaped connector knob shifter prototype made with SLS 3D printing technology and nylon PA12 material.

SLS stands for selective laser sintering, a 3D printing process that uses a laser to fuse nylon-based powder into solid parts. Nylon PA12 is a type of nylon material that offers high strength, flexibility, and resistance to impact and abrasion.

To get your nylon prototype made with SLS 3D printing technology and PA12, you should check out FacFox’s custom 3D printing service. FacFox is a leading online platform that provides fast and reliable 3D printing solutions for various industries. You can upload your 3D model, choose your material and finish options, get an instant quote, and receive your parts in as fast as one week.

Solution

  • Step 1: First, the 3D model would be broken down into layers of 0.1 mm on the computer and sent to the 3D printer.
  • 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.