Nylon PA12 Glass Bead
HP Multi Jet Fusion
HP Nylon PA12 Glass Bead has the excellent material properties of HP Nylon 12 with glass microbeads added to give greater stiffness and dimensional stability. It's ideal for functional applications requiring high rigidity like enclosures and housings, fixtures and tooling.
Minimum lead time
10 business days
+/- 0.3% with a lower limit of +/- 0.3 mm
Maximum build size
380 x 285 x 380 mm (14.9" x 11.2" x 14.9")
About Nylon PA12 Glass Bead
Parts made with Nylon PA 12 GB has the fine grain, high density and low porosity of Nylon 12, but with a greater stiffness and dimensional stability due to 40% glass bead incorporated into the plastic. PA 12 GB provides dimensional stability along with repeatability across prints and it is ideal for applications requiring high stiffness like enclosures, housing and tooling. Additionally, it’s less prone to warping during the printing process than Nylon PA12 so it is a great option for large or flat parts.
Produces strong, high-density parts with near-isometric properties on x-y and z axes.
Designed to produce functional parts with fine detail and dimensional accuracy.
Excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases, alphalitic hydrocarbons, and alkalies.
Water- and air-tight without further treatment.
Provides dimensional stability and repeatability
Meets biocompatibility certifications including USP Class I-VI and US FDA guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices.
Rapid prototyping and small- to medium-run manufacturing
Enclosures and housings
Fixtures and tooling
Alternative to HP Nylon PA12 or large or flat parts
Water- and air-tight applications
Max build volume
380 x 284 x 380 mm (15 x 11.2 x 15")
Min wall thickness
min 0.5 mm between part interface areas
min 0.7 mm between faces of printed assemblies
Emboss / deboss
min 0.5 mm
+/- 0.3% (minimum of +/- 0.3 mm)
Density of parts
2500 MPa (XY), 2700 MPa (Z)
30 MPa (XY), 30 MPa (Z)
Elongation at break
10% (XY), 10% (Z)
174 C (@ 0.45 MPa), 114 C (@1.82 MPa)
Certifications & Data Sheets
Certifications: 9 REACH, RoHS (for EU, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, India, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam), PAHs, UL 94 and UL 746A
After the part has been printed and cleaned it has a powdery gray look and feel. This finish is best suited for functional prototypes and non-visible parts.
Parts are submerged in a hot dye bath containing dye pigment. This gives a smooth, consistent finish with no loss of dimensional accuracy.
This process uses a chemical vapor that smooths the surface of the part, giving a look and feel comparable to injection molding. Best for consumer-facing parts.