How long will it take before I receive a model in this material?
Production time depends on the model size and chosen finish, but products usually ship within four to ten business days using Priority manufacturing. Shipping time depends on your location.
How is this material made?
To 3D print in this material, the Shapeways production team begins with a layer of nylon powder on a build platform. A set of inkjet heads pass across the powder layer and deposit heat reactive agents which are then selectively fused by fusing lamps above. Next, the build platform moves down, a new layer of powder is deposited, and this process is repeated layer by layer until the parts are fully built.
Is this material watertight?
Yes, testing shows this material is able to achieve watertight properties.
How does the strength in the direction between layers (z-axis) compare to the rest of the part?
The strength in the z-axis is comparable to the strength in the x & y axes, creating near homogeneous mechanical properties.
Learn more about Multi Jet Fusion Plastic PA12.