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Military glass case printed with PA11 Onyx

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In this military glass case printed with new Sinterit Lisa Pro using PA11 Onyx, it was essential to produce a durable and individually shaped design to fit particular features of combat glasses. Printed as one piece, it doesn’t need assembling or any different parts such as screws or hinges to be functional.


Thanks to Sinterit PA11 Onyx properties, especially high elongation at break, it can be opened and closed thousands of times. In combination with its high impact, abrasive and chemical resistance PA 11 Onyx ensures robustness – the product will be useful and long-lasting in any hostile environment.

What are the benefits of PA11 Onyx powder in additive manufacturing?

PA11 Onyx has high elongation at break, and it is highly impact resistant. With this benefits in mind, engineers and product designers could carry out a lot more functional tests without damaging the part. It makes a perfect solution for functional final moving parts, enclosures, latch systems, handles, sporting goods, hinges, and fall-proof elements. The benefits include resistance against chemicals and extreme weather conditions.

PA11 Onyx is a high performance polyamide-11 lightweight bioplastic produced from plant-based renewable resources. Compared to other polyamides from this group such as PA12 it delivers outstanding thermal and chemical resistance, accompanied by impact resistance and enhanced flexibility simply on your desktop.

From the desktop SLS 3D printers available on the market today, only Sinterit Lisa Pro has an option to print from PA11 Onyx because it uses a nitrogen chamber to produce the best environment for laser sintering. The printer was launched in May, and the shipment of the first ones is in process.

That and other powders, along with Lisa and Lisa Pro printers will be present at Formnext 2018.