If you’re looking for consistent, durable production-grade parts with a fast turnaround, then the H350’s Nylon PA11 parts are right for your project. The H350 with SAF technology creates functional, detailed, parts with a smooth surface finish and high accuracy. Paired with Purple Porcupine’s 3D printing services, you can have affordable parts within 48 hours.
But how does SAF stack up against other powder-bed printing technologies?
SAF prints parts with PA11, which is widely used due to its elongation to break, impact resistance, and ductility. As a sustainable bonus, PA11 is made entirely from castor oil, making it one of the most eco-friendly 3D printing materials available.
When compared to MJF, it is easy to see that H350 parts have a better surface quality, less warping and are produced faster. Although SAF offers a smaller range of materials than other technologies, its consistent throughput of production-grade parts is a key differentiator.
Other technologies oftentimes produce parts with “elephant skin” or “orange peel” – poor surface quality, common with powder-based systems. This is not an issue with the H350. Through Porcupine’s printing services, you’ll receive high-quality parts, with a smooth surface finish.
It’s no secret that MJF has historically been the most affordable way to 3D print a large volume of parts. But, as someone who has worked on customer projects in both MJF and SAF, SAF often ends up being less expensive than MJF. The machine has a higher build capacity and yield, allowing customers to receive more parts for less.
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