For high volumes and fine resolutions

Polyamide PA 12, 3D Printing Technology SAF

The material is perfect for applications that have high requirements for tolerances and strength. Fine resolutions and high accuracy are further advantages. Perfectly suited for high volumes.

3D-Druck-Bauteile SAF Polyamid PA12 und PA11



  • Tensile strength (ASTM D638-14): 46 MPa
  • Young's modulus (ASTM D638-14): 1700 MPa
  • Flexural strength (ASTM D790-17): 40 MPa
  • Flexural modulus (ASTM D790-17): 900 MPa
  • Elongation at break (ASTM D638-14): 5%
  • Impact strength notched (ASTM D256-10): 3.36 kJ/m2
  • Heat deflection temperature at 0.45 MPa (ASTM D648): 173°C
  • Heat deflection temperature at 0.45 Mpa: high (>185°C)
  • Flexural modulus: low (<1 GPa)
  • Flexural strength: medium (37-100 MPa)
  • Tensile strength: medium (28-75 MPa)
  • Young's modulus: low (<1.7 GPa)

Material Color

Dark gray


Finer resolution than PA11 from the SAF


  • High strength
  • High accuracy and fine resolution
  • For series production

High yield, high accuracy and low cost are the distinguishing features of components made of polyamide PA12 from SAF technology. Components made of SAF™ PA12 are stiffer than PA11 parts and are perfect for applications where strength is an important requirement. SAF™ PA12 enables fine feature resolution, high strength and accuracy even at high volumes. The material is particularly suitable for higher tolerance requirements, such as assemblies and connectors.

Photo: Left in picture Polyamide PA12, right PA11