Additive Manufacturing Material Polyamide

Additive Manufacturing Material: Polyamide


Polyamides account for the vast majority of 3D prints made on SLS systems. Relatively new to desktop material extrusion polyamide is a tough, durable material that can obtain medical certifications. In desktop 3D printing moisture makes a material that is difficult to print and also to keep. In closed SLS systems, this is not a problem but incorrect storage will degrade powder.


Polyamide makes a wide range of products and is familiar to many manufacturers. Polyamide is flexible and this enables many more parts to be made with it. Hinges, snap fit parts and housings are a good fit for this material. Glass filled, aluminum filled and carbon filled grades extend the scope of the material.