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    Default Any print on demand services offering Nylon 6 for SLS printing?

    I have a product family that I've prototyped in PA2200/PA12 Nylons, but would really benefit from the increased heat resistance of Nylon 6. I found a couple press release-type articles stating that a Nylon 6 powder for SLS is available, but so far none of the big print-on-demand companies seem to offer it. Stratasys offers Nylon 6 for FDM printing, but I think this part needs SLS due to fine detail and thin sections.

    Does anyone know a 3D printing provider that can print SLS parts in Nylon 6? Ideally accomodating prototyping and short-run production (<100 units per design).

    Open to other material suggestions too...replacing an injection molded part (electrical connector) that I suspect is Nylon 6. PA12 and PA2200 do not seem heat-resistant enough based on my testing. I'm getting prototypes made in PA11 as well but I'm only anticipating a small improvement. Not really a plastics guy so this has been a learning experience.

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    Is this material not heat resistant enough? It says on the data sheet it's used for connectors.

    https://www.3dsystems.com/sites/defa...e_0515_web.pdf

    Forecast offers it in SLS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeachMePlease View Post
    Is this material not heat resistant enough? It says on the data sheet it's used for connectors.

    https://www.3dsystems.com/sites/defa...e_0515_web.pdf

    Forecast offers it in SLS.
    That seems significantly better than the materials I mentioned. I will look into this, thank you!


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