Alumide (Plastic / PA aluminium filled)

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aluminium-filled polyamide 12
Good machinability, simplified through the cut breaking effect of aluminium filling. Post-processing: griding, polishing, coating. For stiff parts of metallic appearance for applications in automative manufacture, for tool inserts for injection and moulding small production runs, for illustrative models, for education an jig manufacture etc.

State of starting material


Properties, applications and appearance

Field of application

Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing, Rapid Tooling

Production of tooling inserts

tool insert for injection moulding, tool insert for die-casting

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Manufacturing process

Laser Sintering
Parts are built on a plastic powder bed by a laser/ lasers that melt plastic powder layer by layer. Synonyms: SLS, Selective Laser Sintering

Physical, mechanical and thermal properties

Physical Properties

specific density: 1.36 g/cm3

Mechanical Properties

ultimate tensile strenght: 48 MPa
tensile modulus (Young's / E- ): 3,800 MPa
flexural modulus: 3,600 MPa
flexural strenght: 72 MPa

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Data source: EOS

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