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PA 12
This engineering grade thermoplastic produces high-density parts with extreme dimensional accuracy and fine detail for functional prototyping and final parts. This strong thermoplastic is ideal for complex assemblies, lattice structures, housings, enclosures and connectors, and optimal for post finishing processes. PA 12 also has excellent chemical resistance to oils, greases, aliphatic hydrocarbons and alkalies.

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Technical Data Comparison Chart
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Properties Test Method English Metric
Tensile Strength, Max Load4 - XY ASTM D638 6960 psi 48 MPa
Tensile Strength, Max Load4 - Z ASTM D638 6960 psi 48 MPa
Tensile Modulus4 - XY ASTM D638 245 ksi 1700 MPa
Tensile Modulus4 - Z ASTM D638 260 ksi 1800 MPa
Elongation at Break4 - XY ASTM D638 20% 20%
Elongation at Break4 - Z ASTM D638 15% 15%
IZOD Impact, notched ASTM D256 0.56 - 0.65 ft-lb/in 3 to 3.5 KJ/m2

THERMAL PROPERTIES
Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection Temperature (@ 0.45 MPa) - Z ASTM D648 350°F 175°C
Heat Deflection Temperature (@ 1.82 MPa) - Z ASTM D648 205°F 95°C

GENERAL PROPERTIES
Properties Test Method English Metric
Powder melting point (DSC) ASTM D3418 369°F 187°C
Particle size ASTM 03451 60 μm
Bulk density of powder ASTM D1895 0.425 g/cm3
Density of parts ASTM D792 1.01 g/cm3

View Biocompatibility Statement: HP 3D600 Fusing and Detailing Agents and HP 3D HR PA12

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*Outgassing results are specific to the test parameters outlined. Custom test parameters specific to your application may yield different results.

**Biocompatibility for HP PA12 was determined through;
1. USP Class I-VI including irritation, acute systemic toxicity, and implantation
2. Cytotoxicity – ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices – part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity, and
3. Sensitization – ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices – Path 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization.

**Forecast does not certify or guarantee that HP PA12 is biocompatible in your specific process and application. It is each customers responsibility to determine and test if HP 3D600 fusing, detailing agents, and HP 3D HR PA12 powder is safe and technically suitable for the intended application in accordance to applicable FDA regulations.

***RoHS & Reach – HP PA12 fully complies with RoHS and Reach regulations.