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Stratasys High Yield PA11

PA11 engineering-grade polymer for SAF

Processed with SAF™ technology on the Stratasys H350™ 3D printer, Stratasys High Yield PA11 delivers production-grade plastic parts for high-volume demands — driving new areas of business growth.

Stratasys High Yield PA11 enables a high nesting density while maintaining high part consistency to deliver production yields.

PA11 offers high ductility and impact resistance which makes it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications and volume production of end-use parts. PA11 is ecofriendly and 100% bio-based from sustainable castor oil.

SAF Clip Part High Yield PA11

Stratasys High Yield PA11 Material Profile

Learn more about the Stratasys SAF (Selective Absorption Fusion)  powder-based 3D printing technology used to make parts

What is SAF 3D Printing with the Stratasys H350?

The SAF™ powered H350 3D printer is a cost effective production solution delivering consistent end-use parts.

Built for high-volume, short-run production, TriMech services with the Stratasys H350 3D printer helps to reduce production costs while delivering part consistency.

SAF Plug Part

Main Uses

For high-volume production of end-use parts, PA11 is ideal due to its higher ductility and impact resistance, as well as its suitability for a wider range of industry applications.

Material Features and Applications

Smooth surface finish

Impact-resistant parts

Strong functional parts

51 MPa tensile strength

Color: Black

Stratasys High Yield PA11 Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the material

PropertyMeanStandard Deviation UnitStandard
Tensile Strength (XZ,YX)51 (7397)2.2 (319)MPa (psi)ASTM D638-14
Tensile Strength (ZX)47 (6817)4.4 (638)MPa (psi)ASTM D638-14
Elongation at Break (XZ,YX)305.6%ASTM D638-14
Elongation at Break (ZX)114.8%ASTM D638-14
Offset Yield Strength (XZ,YX)35 (5076)1.6 (232)MPa (psi)ASTM D638-14
Offset Yield Strength (ZX)34 (4931)2.5 (363)MPa (psi)ASTM D638-14
Tensile Modulus (XZ,YX)1529 (222)76 (11)MPa (ksi)ASTM D638-14
Tensile Modulus (ZX)1609 (233)99 (14)MPa (ksi)ASTM D638-14
Flexural Strength (XZ,YX)35 (5033)2.3 (327)MPa (psi)ASTM D790-17
Flexural Strength (ZX)36 (5280)2.9 (414)MPa (psi)ASTM D790-17
Flexural Modulus (XZ,YX)826 (120)65 (9.5)MPa (ksi)ASTM D790-17
Flexural Modulus (ZX)885 (128)79 (11.5)MPa (ksi)ASTM D790-17
Notched Impact Strength (XZ,YX)PendingkJ/m (Ft.lbf/in)ASTM D256-10
Notched Impact Strength (ZX)PendingkJ/m
(Ft.lbf/in )
ASTM D256-10
GeneralValueUnitStandard
Part Specific Gravity1.02ASTM D792-13
Virgin Particle Size D5047 (1.9)μm (thou)
Virgin Powder Melting Point202 (396)°C (°F)
SurfaceValueUnitStandard
Surface Roughness, Top Surface (Ra)8.5 (0.3)μm (thou)ISO 4287
Surface Roughness, Bottom Surface (Ra)7.2 (0.3)μm (thou)ISO 4287
Surface Roughness, Sidewall (Ra)7.9 (0.3)μm (thou)ISO 4287
ThermalValueUnitStandard
Heat Deflection Temperature (0.45MPa/65psi)185 (365)°C (°F)ASTM D648
Heat Deflection Temperature (1.82MPa/264psi)47 (117)°C (°F)ASTM D648
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion171 (0.095)µm/°C.m (thou/in.°F)ASTM E831
Specific Heat Capacity (20°C/68°F)1.72 (0.411)J/g.°C (BTU/lbm.°F)ASTM E1952
Thermal Conductivity (20°C/68°F)0.263 (0.152)W/°C.m (BTU/hr.ft.°F)ASTM E1952
ReusabilityValueUnitStandard
Typical Powder Mix Ratio (Virgin)30%

SAF Technology

Advantages of parts built with SAF technology and a Stratasys H350 Machine

Industrial-grade technology

SAF Selective Absorption Fusion is the 3D printing technology behind the H Series production platform. SAF technology uses an infrared-absorbing fluid to help fuse the polymer powder.

This fluid is selectively placed where it’s needed to create the shape of the part in any given layer. When the infrared-sensitive fluid is exposed to the printer’s fusing lamps, it heats up to a higher temperature than the surrounding material.

This “selectively” fuses the powdered particles together but leaves the adjacent material unfused. Using highly reliable print heads, tight thermal control and an innovative powder management system, SAF technology offers a new alternative to other forms of PBF printing.

Production throughput

How is SAF technology different from other powder bed fusion printers?

SAF’s primary difference involves the process by which the polymer powder is distributed, heated and fused. SAF technology provides a high level of part detail requiring just one High Absorption Fluid.

SAF technology’s unique powder management ensures there’s sufficient powder to cover the entire next layer, even when printing large cross-sectional areas, and reduces powder aging. This results in greater thermal stability, which provides better results in the form of part repeatability and material property consistency.

Production Process

What are the main elements in the printing process workflow with SAF technology?
SAF technology follows the same processing steps as other powder bed fusion printers:

  1. CAD files are input to the printer for printing. When parts are finished printing, they are embedded in a “cake” of unused, loose powder.
  2. After printing, the cake is removed from the printer and allowed to cool. After cooldown, the cake is broken apart to extract the printed parts.
  3. Parts can then be used or post-processed as needed.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Interested in Stratasys High Yield PA11?

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