Regarded as the standard material for 3D printed end products. The stiffness and strength of PA2200 and its excellent chemical resistance makes it a good and functional technical plastic. As the most widely produced material it is one of the most economical alternatives to component manufacturing.
Typical applications include fully functional end products and spare parts as well as visual and functional prototypes. PA2200 is also certified for prosthetic use and other challenging applications.
The most common surface treatment is submersion dyeing (available in all basic colors). With submersion the surface becomes smooth and the overall thickness does not change as much as compared to painting. A smooth surface quality resembling injection molded parts can be reached with vibration polishing.
Suitable for use in the food and health care sectors. PA2200 is tested and approved (limited) in accordance with EU Directives (2002/72 / EC) and has been awarded a Biocompability Certificate.
When manufacturing products or spare parts in smaller series 3D printing and PA2200 are regularly used to replace injection molding. PA2200 has good mechanical and heat resistance properties, and it’s also well suited for subassemblies in end-use applications due to its durability. Compared to injection molding 3D printing offers a faster, cheaper, and update-friendly way to manage your part and product catalogue.
The recommended wall thickness is 1 mm. Structures smaller than this are very fragile and may not withstand the post processing stage where the excess powder is removed.
The recommended clearance when constructing complex functional structures such as joints is 0.5 mm. In the production phase some powder stays between the parts and must be removed after finishing. If the clearance is too small the powder will compress and possibly even partially melt making it difficult to remove the parts.
Inside and outside font labels
Inside and outside texts and labels are possible to print depending on the font size, depth/hight of the text and the orientation when printing. Consult our experts for more information.
Large thin areas may warp during cooling process. The warping effect is minimised with good design and production management.