PA-12 GB

Stiff, dimensionally stable, quality parts

HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads is a nylon plastic material infused with glass beads, improving product stiffness and structural integrity. This material is 40% glass-filled which reduces warping during the printing process and over the product’s life. PA12 GB is great for flat and large parts that are prone to warping and for functional parts that require high strength and dimensional accuracy.

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PA-12 Glass Bead

PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Tensile Strength, Max Load, XY, XZ, YX, YZASTM D6384351 psi30 MPa
Tensile Strength, Max Load, ZX, XYASTM D6384351 psi30 MPa
Tensile Modulus, XY, XZ, YX, YZASTM D638363 ksi2500 MPa
Tensile Modulus, ZASTM D638261 ksi1800 MPa
Tensile Modulus, ZX, XYASTM D638392 ksi2700 MPa
Elongation at Break, XY, XZ, YX, YZASTM D63810%10%
Elongation at Break, ZX, XYASTM D63810%10%
Izod impact notched (@ 3.2 mm, 23ºC), XYZASTM D256 Test Method A3.5 KJ/m23.5 KJ/m2
PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection Temperature (@ 0.45 MPa, 66 psi), XY, XZ, YX, YZASTM D648 Test Method A345°F174°C
Heat deflection temperature (@ 0.45 MPa, 66 psi), ZX, XYASTM D648 Test Method A347°F175°C
Heat deflection temperature (@ 1.82 MPa, 264 psi), XY, XZ, YX, YZASTM D638237°F114°C
Heat deflection temperature (@ 1.82 MPa, 264 psi), ZX, XYASTM D648 Test Method A248°F120°C
PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Powder melting point (DSC)ASTM D3418369°F187°C
Particle sizeASTM D345160 μm60 μm
Bulk density of powderASTM D1895N/A0.425 g/cm3
Density of partsASTM D792N/A1.01 g/cm3

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