Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) has released a new material, the PA 830-ESD12. One of the first electrostatically dissipative materials in their portfolio, the powder is a Nylon 11 without carbon fibre and is based on a PA11 with conductive graphite. The material produces parts with high stiffness, high tensile strength and an excellent surface finish.
The material is easy to machine, is not abrasive and can work for a range of applications that include:
• Assembly fixtures within the semiconductor industry
• Electronic products
• Applications requiring ESD capabilities
Since October 2010, RPS has been in a materials development partnership with ALM, a subsidiary of leading 3D printer provider EOS. Together, RPS and ALM have designed and produced a broad range of specialty laser sintering (LS) materials for high-value industries including high-impact sports, consumer products and automotive industries, particularly Formula One.
The range of high-performing polymer powders work for most selective laser sintering platforms such as 3D Systems, Farsoon, DTM, and Prodways. RPS expert engineers can advise on the best ALM powder for these platforms, or help develop new powder blends specific to an application.
Along with materials advice, RPS engineers can also repair or upgrade existing legacy SLS hardware for faster build times and improved sintered part quality. The hardware is upgraded to perform as well as the latest industry leading hardware in the market today, without the large investment.
Read more about our partnership with ALM in the recent 3D Printing Industry article or contact us to talk to one of our expert engineers to learn more.