Endeavor 3D Becomes First Contract Manufacturer to Offer PA 12 S in the US

Endeavor 3D Becomes First Contract Manufacturer to Offer PA 12 S in the US

Endeavor 3D is proud to announce the introduction of PA 12 S, an eco-friendly material developed by Arkema. As the first contract manufacturer in the United States to offer PA 12 S, Endeavor 3D positions itself as a leader in sustainable and high-quality additive manufacturing (AM) material solutions. In partnership with HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology, this material brings forth a new era of optimized production processes, significantly reducing variable costs per part by up to 25%.

High Reusability PA 12 S

PA 12 S represents a significant leap forward in sustainable manufacturing practices. With an industry-leading reusability ratio of up to 85%, PA 12 S surpasses all other PA 12 materials in the market. This effort to minimize material waste and embrace recyclability reinforces Endeavor 3D’s commitment to environmental stewardship. By harnessing the power of HP’s MJF 3D printing technology and PA 12 S, Endeavor 3D promotes a more efficient material powder management process.

Globe printed with PA 12 S

Premium Surface Finish

One of the standout features of PA 12 S is its ability to deliver exceptional surface finish straight off the printer. Unlike traditional manufacturing methods that often require extensive post-processing to achieve desired surface qualities, PA 12 S produces parts with smooth, uniform surfaces. . The smooth surface finish acts as an ideal base for further post-processing steps, such as dyeing. The material’s premium surface aesthetics offer high-quality results for various applications including:

  • Dental Molds
  • Volume prototyping
  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Merchandising
  • Consumer goods
  • Lighting
  • Aesthetic covers
  • Orthotics and prosthetics with low ductility

Streamlined Workflow

In addition to its superior surface finish, PA 12 S streamlines post-processing workflows, further enhancing efficiency and reducing production time. The material’s high refresh rate of up to 85% minimizes waste throughout the manufacturing process. This enables Endeavor 3D to optimize material usage and maximize resource efficiency, lowering cost-per-part for customers.

Mechanical Properties

PropertiesMetricsMethod
Tensile Strength XY (MPa)45ASTM D638
Tensile Strength Z (MPa)43ASTM D638
Elongation at Yield XY (%)10ASTM D638
Elongation at Yield Z (%)6ASTM D638
Elongation at Break XY (%)12ASTM D638
Elongation at Break Z (%)6ASTM D638
Impact Strength XY (kJ/m²)3,2ASTM D256
Impact Strength Z (kJ/m²)2,5ASTM D256
Density (g/cm³).98ASTM D792

Dimensional Properties

Nominal DimensionsTolerances for Cpk=1.33 (in mm)Tolerances for Cpk=1.00 (in mm)
0-30mm, XY± 0.25± 0.19
0-30mm, Z± 0.42± 0.34
30-50mm, XY± 0.30± 0.23
30-50mm, Z± 0.50± 0.40
50-80mm, XY± 0.37± 0.28
50-80mm, Z± 0.60± 0.47

About Endeavor 3D

As the first contract manufacturer in North America to offer PA 12 S, Endeavor 3D reaffirms its commitment to offering advanced additive manufacturing solutions. With PA 12 S we have set a new standard, empowering manufacturers across industries to achieve new levels of quality, post-processing, and sustainability.

At Endeavor 3D, we specialize in product design, reverse engineering, production, quality assurance, and post-processing services. Our state-of-the-art 65,000 square additive manufacturing facility is equipped with cutting-edge HP Multi Jet Fusion and HP Metal Jet technology, enabling us to deliver exceptional results with unmatched precision and reliability.

Contact us today to explore how PA 12 S along with our comprehensive suite of services can help elevate your next project.

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