Multi Jet Fusion
MJF 3D printing builds quality nylon parts suitable for rapid prototyping and production.
Multi Jet Fusion is an industrial 3D printing process that produces functional nylon prototypes and end-use production parts in as fast as 1 day. Final parts exhibit quality surface finishes, fine feature resolution, and more consistent mechanical properties when compared to processes like selective laser sintering.
Common applications for Multi Jet Fusion are:
- parts requiring consistent isotropic mechanical properties
- functional prototypes and end-use parts
- complex and organic geometries with fine features
PA 12 Black
PA 12 Black is a high tensile strength nylon. Final parts are dyed black, and they exhibit quality surface finishes and slightly more isotropic mechanical properties when compared to SLS. When more detail is required, PA 12 can achieve smaller minimum feature resolution 0.5mm as compared to SLS materials 0.75mm PA 12 Black is the best material option for designs that incorporate living hinges.
- Near isotropic mechanical properties
- Economical material choice
PA 11 Black
PA 11 Black provides excellent ductility and temperature resistance without sacrificing tensile strength. It offers one of the highest elongation break thresholds in the nylon family.
- Isotropic Mechanical Properties
- Enhanced Elongation at Break
- Water and airtight without any further treatment
This thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) combines rubber-like elasticity and elongation with good abrasion and impact resistance. Ideal for automotive components due to its high chemical resistance to oil and grease. Also possessing high UV resistance. Showing high accuracy and detail resolution, supporting optimisation of lattice structure designs.
- Tear and Abrasion Resistance
- High Durability
|Material||Colour||Tensile Strength||Tensile Modulus||Elongation|
|PA 12 Black||Black||49 MPa ± 4 MPa||1900 MPa ± 200 MPa||12% ± 4%|
|PA 11 Black||Black||52 MPa||1800 MPa||35%|
|UltrasintTM TPU01||Black||9MPa ± 2MPa||75 MPa||>220%|
These figures are approximate and dependent on a number of factors, including but not limited to, machine and process parameters. The information provided is therefore not binding and not deemed to be certified. When performance is critical, also consider independent lab testing of additive materials or final parts.
Multi Jet Fusion: What is it used for?
For fast, quality results, Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) is unparalleled as a 3D printing process. It’s able to produce functional nylon prototypes and end-use production parts in a single day, featuring quality surface finishes and fine feature resolution. It also offers more consistent mechanical properties than similar processes like selective laser sintering.
Using an inkjet array to repeatedly apply fusing agents across a bed of nylon powder, followed by fusion into a solid layer via heating elements, MJF is able to offer complex and detailed features. Protolabs offers a commercial-grade unfilled Nylon 12 material to create durable parts. Multi Jet Fusion offers a fast and advanced way to create parts on demand. Discover more with this short video.Get a Quote