PA-6 - Polyamide-6

Polyamide-6 also called polycaprolactam (PA-6), is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. PA6 is used for the production of technical parts requiring good mechanical resistance. It has a low coefficient of friction, good thermal resistance and electrical insulation properties.

It is widely used for gears, fittings and bearings, in the automotive industry for the underlying parts, and as a material for electrical boxes.


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Main 3D printing parameters

Advised nozzles Brass 0.25 | 0.4 | 0.6 | 0.8 | 1.0 | 1.2 mm
Printing temperatures 230 - 280°C
Buildplate substrate PA film | Micro-perforated buildplate
Builplate temperature 80 - 90°C

Typical properties

Tensile strength at break
79 MPa
Tensile yield strength
78 MPa
Tensile modulus
2 900 MPa
Tensile elongation
4%

Typical properties; not to be construed as specifications.
DIN EN ISO 527-2.

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