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Bio-based polyamide 11 for applications requiring electrostatic discharge (ESD)


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Ultrasint® PA11 ESD

Derived from castor seed oil, this polyamide 11 powder for sustainable manufacturing can be used for electronic and safety applications, opening possibilities for innovative ideas in either market.

Ultrasint® PA11 ESD is the optimal material for the production of individualized ESD safe prototypes and small series parts. It is suitable for producing both end-use parts and manufacturing tools. Parts printed with this material exhibit well-balanced properties, such as high tensile strength and elasticity, combined with a high process stability.



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Examples of applications using Ultrasint® PA11 ESD

  • ESD compatible jigs, fixtures and manufacturing aids
  • Advanced electronics engineering applications
  • Bridging elements between metal parts and insulative plastics
  • Individualized components for electrostatic protected areas
  • Electrostatic sensitive device applications
  • On demand production of working tools

Properties of Ultrasint® PA11 ESD

  • Damage prevention of electonic sensitive components
  • Well balanced mechanical and thermal property profile
  • Exceptional high toughness
  • Superior impact resistance
  • High elasticity
  • Printed parts don't splinter in crash situations
  • Weather (UV) and chemical resistance
  • Excellent surface quality
  • Available in grey
  • Refresh rate of about 50% depending on the application

Which 3D printers should I use with Ultrasint® PA11 ESD?

You can process Ultrasint® PA11 ESD on most conventional SLS machines. We provide printer processing guidelines including parameters to help you get the most out of this polyamide 11 powder. In addition, consultancy and on-site support is available to help ensure the material performs on your printer.

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Our services for Ultrasint® PA11 ESD

Services available for Ultrasint® PA11 ESD

  • On-site training with Forward AM experts
  • Process guidelines and consultancy on printing parameters for smooth printing right from the start
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Engineering and optimization services

  • Design optimization services for increased printability and performance of your part
  • Simulations for predicting part properties before printing to boost process efficiency
  • Consulting on and supply of functional and decorative surface treatments to turn 3D-printed part into marketable products

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Related Products

Ultrasint® TPU 90 flex 

A highly durable thermoplastic polyurethane with a recycling rate of up to 100%

Ultrasint® PA11 Black CF

A PA11 powder reinforced with carbon yields exceptionally rigid end parts

Ultrasint® PA11 GB 

A bio-based material with glass-bead additives for extra rigid end parts with superior heat deflection properties


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