Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) Expands Offerings With New Material for Semiconductors and Electronics
New PA 830-ESD12 is a Nylon 11 powder material for Selective Laser Sintering and one of the first electrostatically dissipative materials in the portfolio without carbon fiber. The material is developed to produce strong parts that work for a range of application like electronics products, semiconductor assembly fixtures and those requiring electrostatic discharge (ESD) capabilities.
Press Release • September 2020
Temple, Texas, September 8, 2020 – Advanced Laser Materials, an EOS company and leader in materials development for industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM), announced a newly developed material for applications requiring electrostatic discharge (ESD) capabilities like electronic products and assembly fixtures for semiconductors.
The material, PA 830-ESD12, is a Nylon 11 powder without carbon fiber. It produces parts with a good surface finish and is easy to machine. As the first ESD material in ALM’s portfolio, this material eliminates static in delicate applications where an overcharge of electricity could interfere in operations.
“Many of our customers have been seeking an SLS material that delivers the quality and safety needed for electrostatic discharge applications,” said Donald Vanelli, President at ALM. “We’ve created a material that allows for quick scalability, while ensuring parts are completed with a perfect finish and stay easy to machine.”
Offering electrostatic discharge capable materials represent a broadening of ALM’s portfolio for markets that deal in sensitive electronics, like the automotive industry. Unlike traditional industrial applications, ESD capable materials are often a key consideration for engineers and used in applications that require no ambient static around sensitive fixtures.
The Nylon 11 powder is also available through RPS, a United Kingdom-based industrial 3D printing company specializing in printers, materials and software. Since October 2010 RPS has been a material distributor partner of ALM. Powder Bed Fusion (also known as laser sintering), is an additive manufacturing process that utilizes laser and thermal energy to sinter polymer powder to produce three-dimensional, solid geometries.
The material is currently available for most powder bed-based machines (laser sintering machines). For more information, visit www.alm-llc.com.
Advanced Laser Materials (ALM) specializes in material research, development and consultation for industrial 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Founded in 2004, ALM remains focused on providing customers with application-specific, quality-tested materials and engineering support to meet the most complex product specifications and production requirements. ALM offers the largest selection of laser sintering solutions with onsite capabilities to produce standard and specialized materials in varying quantities. Based in Temple, Texas, ALM is a wholly owned subsidiary of EOS Group.