SLS 3D Printing with Quickparts

The Ultimate Quick SLS Materials Guide

An overview of the mechanical and physical properties of SLS 3D printing resins run by Quickparts

Quickparts SLS 3D Printing Services offers high-precision Selective Laser Sintering technology, delivering intricate and durable functional parts and prototypes with rapid turnaround times.

This SLS materials overview provides you with brief details on the mechanical and physical properties of the DuraForm range of 3D printing resins available, and access to the relevant technical data sheets to enable you to make the transition from design to prototyping and then real-world applications seamlessly.

SLS Materials

DuraForm PA

A durable thermoplastic with balanced mechanical properties and fine-feature surface resolution. For real world functional testing and low to mid-volume production runs. Capable of meeting UPS Class VI.

Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa | PSI)

43 | 6237

Heat Deflection Temperature (˚C | ˚F)

180 |  356 (at 0.45MPa)

Elongation at Break

14%

Impact Strength (Notched) (J/m | ft-lb/in)

32 | 0.65

Tensile Modulus (MPa | KSI)

1586 | 230

DuraForm GF

A glass-filled engineering plastic with high stiffness for durable prototypes and low to mid –volume production parts that require elevated stiffness and heat resistance.

Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa | PSI)

27 | 3916

Heat Deflection Temperature (˚C | ˚F)

179 | 354 (at 0.45MPa)

Elongation at Break

1.4%

Impact Strength (Notched) (J/m | ft-lb/in)

41 | 0.8

Tensile Modulus (MPa | KSI)

4068 | 590

Durable Nylon (Duraform EX White)

Tough, impact-resistant natural colored DuraForm thermoplastic for prototypes and end-use parts requiring molded-part performance.

Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa | PSI)

48 | 6961

Heat Deflection Temperature (˚C | ˚F)

188 | 370 (at 0.45 MPa)

Elongation at Break

47%

Impact Strength (Notched) (J/m | ft-lb/in)

74 | 1.4

Tensile Modulus (MPa | KSI)

1517 | 220

Durable Nylon (Duraform EX Black)

Tough, impact-resistant black thermoplastic for prototypes and end-use parts requiring molded-part performance.

Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa | PSI)

48 | 6961

Heat Deflection Temperature (˚C | ˚F)

188 | 370 (at 0.45 MPa)

Elongation at Break

47%

Impact Strength (Notched) (J/m | ft-lb/in)

74 | 1.4

Tensile Modulus (MPa | KSI)

1517 | 220

Fiber-Filled Nylon (Duraform HST)

A fiber-reinforced engineering plastic with excellent stiffness and high temperature resistance. Non-conductive and RF transparent. For testing and use in rugged environments.

Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa | PSI)

50 | 7200

Heat Deflection Temperature (˚C | ˚F)

184 | 363 (at 0.45 MPa)

Elongation at Break

4.5%

Impact Strength (Notched) (J/m | ft-lb/in)

37.4 | 0.7

Tensile Modulus (MPa | KSI)

5600 | 810

SLS Flex (DuraForm TPU)

Thermoplastic elastomer material with rubber-like flexibility and functionality. Durable with good tear resistance, surface finish and feature detail. Shore A hardness can be varied without changing material.

Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa | PSI)

2.1 | 305

Heat Deflection Temperature (˚C | ˚F)

N/A

Elongation at Break

200%

Impact Strength (Notched) (J/m | ft-lb/in)

N/A

Tensile Modulus (MPa | KSI)

5.3  | 770