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What is SLS?

Selective Laser Sintered (SLS) Nylon 12 is a durable versatile plastic that can be used for a wide range of applications, both for prototyping and for end products. When thin this versatile plastic is flexible enough for hinges and springs and when thick, it’s strong enough for structural components.

What is Nylon 12 [Versatile Plastic]?

Versatile Plastic is offered in three finishes including natural, processed and premium perfect for prototype to a higher quality finished look and feel.

Printing with EOS

We print all of our Versatile Plastic on EOS P770, P396, and P110 machines which are Laser Sintering Systems. The largest machine is able to print parts over half a meter in length.

Ideal Applications

  • Robotics
  • Drones
  • Medical & Prosthetics
  • Installations & Exhibits
  • Education
  • Consumer Products

Material Details

Select Laser Sintering

(Polymide 12, PA 12 & Nylon 12)

  • Skin-friendly
  • Heatproof to 175C/350F
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Good chemical resistance



Technical Documents

Design Guidelines

Ensure your design meets the file guidelines for EOS SLS Versatile Nylon Plastic to guarantee optimal printability and quality. Learn more about EOS SLS Versatile Nylon Plastic and design requirements here.

Application Examples