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HP Jet Fusion (MJF) Materials Overview

Leading the charge into a new era of digital manufacturing, HP 3D Printing solutions are providing new opportunities for businesses and industries. HP Multi Jet Fusion technology disrupts the status quo with a solution that can transform part properties voxel by voxel—enabling a future of limitless applications, and materials

HP Jet Fusion Technology has a wide range of material options outlined below:

Polyamide (Nylon) Family:

  • Unfilled Nylon 12 (PA12): Ideal for producing strong, functional, detailed complex parts
  • Nylon 12 Glass Bead (PA 12 GB): Ideal for producing stiff, functional parts
  • Unfilled Nylon 11 (PA11): Ideal for producing strong, ductile, functional parts
  • Thermoplastic Polyamide Elastomer (TPA): ideal for producing easy-to-process, flexible, lightweight parts
Polypropylene:
  • Polypropylene: Chemical Resistant, weldable, low moisture absoption, functional parts

Polyurethane Family:

  • Estane TPU 95A: Ideal for applications requiring high rebound and good abrasion resistance
  • BASF Ultrasint 88A: Ideal for producing flexible, functional parts

HP 3D Printing Materials Portfolio Selection Guide

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Rigid Polymers

Elastomeric Polymers

Polyamide Family

HP 3D Printing polyamide-based materials for the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution

HP 3D Printing polyamide-based materials for the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution include HP 3D High Reusability1 PA 12 (HP 3D HR PA 12), HP 3D High Reusability2 PA 12 Glass Beads (HP 3D HR PA 12 GB), and HP 3D High Reusability3 PA 11 (HP 3D HR PA 11). Newly released is the thermoplastic semi-rigid elastomer TPA (Thermoplastic polyamide elastomer.)

HP 3D HR PA 12: Ideal for producing strong, functional, detailed complex parts

⦁ Robust thermoplastic that produces high-density parts withbalanced property profiles and strong structures.
⦁ Provides excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases, aliphatic hydrocarbons, and alkalies.
⦁ Meets biocompatibility certifications such as USP Class I-VI and US FDA guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices.
⦁ Provides the best balance between performance and cost compared with other HP 3D Printing polyamide-based materials.
Engineered to produce final parts and functional prototypes with fine detail and dimensional accuracy, and designed for the production of functional parts across a variety of industries.
⦁ Ideal for complex assemblies, housings, enclosures, and watertight applications, achieving watertight properties without any additional post-processing.
⦁ Compatible with the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solutions.

Unfilled PA 12 Mechanical Properties

HP 3D HR PA 12 Glass Beads: Ideal for producing stiff, functional parts

• 40% glass bead-fi lled thermoplastic material with both optimal mechanical properties and high reusability.
• Provides dimensional stability as well as repeatability.
• Engineered to produce common glass bead applications with detail and dimensional accuracy, and designed for production of functional parts across a variety of industries.
• Ideal for applications requiring high stiff ness like enclosures, housings, fixtures, and tooling.
• Compatible with the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution

PA 12 GB Mechanical Properties

HP 3D HR PA 11: Ideal for producing strong, ductile, functional parts

Thermoplastic material with renewable raw material from vegetable castor oil (reduced environmental impact). It delivers optimal mechanical properties, providing an excellent chemical resistance and enhanced elongation-at-break.

  • Easy post-process material that enables high productivity and less waste.
  • Engineered to reliably produce final parts and functional prototypes with fine detail and dimensional accuracy, and designed for the production of functional and final parts across a variety of industries. 
  •  Provides impact resistance and ductility for prostheses, insoles, sporting goods, snap-fits, living hinges, and more.
  • Compatible with the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution.
Unfilled PA 11 Mechanical Properties

HP 3D High Reusability TPA - Ideal for producing easy-to-process, flexible, lightweight parts

Thermoplastic Polyamide Elastomer (TPA) produces flexible and lightweight parts with enhanced rebound resilience. It is an elastomer with high part uniformity and is easy to process.

  • Enhanced rebound resilience and elongation-at-break with lighter parts
  • Optimal mechanical resistance at low temperature
  • Ideal for applications like winter sports equipment, car interiors, robotics and grippers, and fluid systems
  • A flexible polyamide (PA)—one of the most used additive manufacturing materials—in a thermoplastic elastomer
  • High level of detail and color uniformity
  • Smooth workflow is comparable to using other PAs, with a simple printing process and easy cleanup of complex parts
  • Fastest time-to-part compared to other HP 3D Printing materials
  • Robust parts withstand the cleaning process
  • Get consistent performance while achieving 80% surplus powder reusability
Thermoplastic Polyamide Elastomer (TPA) - Note that this part is vapor polished. Raw finish is less glossy.
TPA Mechanical Properties

Polypropylene

Polypropylene vent for automotive application

HP 3D High Reusability PP enabled by BASF4 —ideal for producing chemical resistant, weldable, low moisture absorption, functional parts

HP Polypropylene creates genuine, functional PP parts with Chemical resistance, low moisture absorption and is the lowest cost 3D material
for HP Multi Jet Fusion.

  • Get the same properties as many commonly used PPs with this genuine polypropylene material
  • Accelerate your product
    development process using the same prototyping material as the final part
  • Biocompatibility—meets ISO 10993 and US FDA guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices Statements
  • Meets strict automotive safety standards, including the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)
  • Excellent chemical resistance and low moisture absorption ideal for piping or fluid systems and containers
  • Outstanding welding capabilities with other PP parts produced with traditional methods like injection molding
  • Versatile material ideal for a wide range of automotive, industrial, consumer goods, medical applications
  • The best value HP 3D material delivers consistent performance with up to 90% surplus powder reuse
  • Provides the optimal balance between performance and cost
  • Easy-to-process material enables high productivity and less waste
Polypropylene Mechanical Properties

Polyurethane Family

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Polyurethane-based materials for the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution

Polyurethane-based materials for the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution and the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing
Solution include ESTANE® 3D TPU M95A1
and BASF Ultrasint® TPU01.2

ESTANE® 3D TPU M95A: Ideal for applications requiring high rebound and good abrasion resistance

• ESTANE® 3D TPU M95A is a thermosplastic polyurethane (TPU) powder developed by Lubrizol specifically for use in HP’s Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution.
• ESTANE® 3D TPU M95A allows parts to be produced for a wide variety of applications that require high elasticity, good abrasion resistance, and high-impact absorption.

Estane TPU Mechanical Properties

BASF Ultrasint® TPU01: Ideal for producing flexible, functional parts

• BASF Ultrasint® TPU01 is a multi-purpose thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powder, developed by BASF specifically for use
in HP’s Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution.
• Parts produced with this material offer a balanced property profile with good flexibility, shock absorption, and the possibility to print
very fine structures with a high level of detail.
• BASF Ultrasint® TPU01 is an easy-to-print material with good UV and hydrolysis resistance.
• BASF Ultrasint® TPU01 is only processable in HP Jet Fusion 3D printers.

Ultrasint TPU Mechanical Properties
Notations and Copyright

Polyamide Notes:

1. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 provide up to 80% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy.
2. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads provide up to 70% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy.
3. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 provide up to 70% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracies.
4. Based on internal testing and public data for solutions on market as of April, 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1.4 full build chambers of parts per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30 cm3 parts at 10% packing density on fast print mode using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer, and printing under certain build conditions and part geometries.
5. Tested with diluted alkalies, concentrated alkalies, chlorine salts, alcohol, ester, ethers, ketones, aliphatic hydrocarbons, unleaded petrol, motor oil, aromatic hydrocarbons, toluene, and DOT 3 brake fluid.
6. Based on HP internal testing, June 2017, HP 3D600/3D700/3D710 Fusing and Detailing Agents and HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 and HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 powders meet USP Class I-VI and US FDA’s guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices. Tested according to USP Class I-VI including irritation, acute systemic toxicity, and implantation; cytotoxicity per ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices–part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity; and sensitization per ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices–Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization. It is the responsibility of the customer to determine that its use of the fusing and detailing agents and powder is safe and technically suitable to the intended applications and consistent with the relevant regulatory requirements (including FDA requirements) applicable to the customer’s final product. For more information, see https://hp.com/go/3DMaterials.
7. Based on using recommended packing densities, offers high reusability of surplus powder. Liters refers to the materials container size and not the actual materials volume. Materials are measured in kilograms.
8. Testing according to ASTM D638, ASTM D256, and ASTM D648 using HDT at different loads with a 3D scanner. Testing monitored using statistical process controls.
9. HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 powder is made with 100% renewable carbon content derived from castor plants grown without GMOs in arid areas that do not compete with food crops. HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 is made using renewable sources and may be made together with certain non-renewable sources. A renewable resource is a natural organic resource that can be renewed at the same speed in which it is consumed. Renewable stands for the number of carbon atoms in the chain coming from renewable sources (in this
case, castor seeds) according to ASTM D6866.

TPU Notes:

1. Available for the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution.
2. Available for the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D Printing Solution.

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