• Durable material
  • Smooth surface
  • Chemically resistant
  • Temperature resistant
  • Food safe
  • Stable in demanding environments
  • Detailed resolution
  • Suitable for end-use parts
  • Biocompatible
  • Low coefficient of friction

About PA12 NYLON (SLS)

PA12 Nylon is a versatile thermoplastic with excellent properties. Tough, stable, temperature and chemically resistant, it is capable of withstanding a variety of environmental conditions faced by end-use components. Fast and economical for short production runs it is frequently used to replace injection moulded parts.


Heat deflection temperature182 °C
97 °C
Density0.95 g/cm3
Tensile Strength50 MPa
Flexural Strength60 MPa
Shrink Rate± 0.15%
Water absorption (immersion 24 hours)0.20%


Mechanical properties

Tough material with high impact strength, elongation and durability. It has long term dimensional and mechanical stability and has excellent abrasion resistance.

Chemical resistance

PA12 Nylon has good chemical and weather resistance. The material is non-reactive to water, oils, fats and spirits. Parts are compatible with most paints, primers and adhesives.


The material is flexible when thin but behaves rigid when thick. 3D printed PA12 Nylon parts with a wall thickness of 1mm will be flexible whilst parts with thicknesses exceeding 5mm will be stiff.

Temperature resistance

PA12 Nylon (SLS) parts have good temperature resistance. Thick parts will remain dimensionally stable in temperatures close to 182 °C while thin parts will start to soften and loose their shape when temperatures exceed 100°C.

Common Uses

  • Toys
  • Protective parts
  • Mechanical parts
  • Medical tubes and bottles
  • Containers for food/beverages


  • High strength
  • Chemical resistance
  • Resistance to staining
  • High impact-resistance
  • Low thermal expansion
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Excellent machining characteristics