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Alumide models are constructed from a blend of polyamide and a very low percentage of gray aluminum powder. Alumide is a strong, somewhat rigid plastic material that can take small impacts and resist some pressure while being bent. The surface has a sandy, granular look and is slightly porous.
Ships as of 8 business days

Design Specifications

Minimum Wall Thickness
1 mm
Minimum Details
0.4 to 0.5 mm
Accuracy
±0.3% (with a lower limit of ±0.3 mm)
Maximum Size
  • 650 x 330 x 560 mm (natural)
  • 270 x 150 x 150 mm (dyed)
Clearance
0.5 mm
Interlocking or Enclosed Parts?
Yes

Pricing Info

The price of Alumide is directly related with the volume of the imaginary box around the model to print.

Typical Use

Alumide can be used for complex models, concept models, small series of models (several copies of a model), and functional models. It is suitable for models that need more stiffness than polyamide models or that require an aluminum look.

Technology

Technology

Laser sintering is used to build your design with this material. The models are printed layer by layer by a laser that draws thin lines in the powder, which melts and bonds it together in order to form a thin layer of the model. After a layer is printed, a new layer of fresh powder is spread over the surface by a roller. The printer has a print chamber that is heated to just below the melting point of the powder; the laser beam adds the extra energy to melt the powder, forming a solid model. After a print job is finished, the result is a big block of heated powder with the printed models contained inside.

Additional Information

  • Alumide is a material that is perfect for beginning-designers who want a well-priced model, a maximum freedom of creation, and who don’t want to be bothered with the limitations of the printing process.
  • Please note that Alumide is a plastic material filled with a limited amount of aluminum powder particles. The mechanical characteristics are similar to Polyamide. Check the technical specifications tab for more details.

Sample Kit

Learning about our materials is one thing, seeing and touching them another. That's why we've designed sample kits based on our Periodic Table of Materials. Alumide is part of our basic sample kit. Available for 30 EUR with a 25 EUR voucher included. The Alumide sample kit includes a mat aluminum Alumide sample and an Asphalt Black, Brick Red, Rusty Orange, Sparkly Blue and Moss Green dyed sample.
Basic Sample Kit Basic Sample Kit Various $ 41.50
Alumide Sample Kit Dyed Samples Alumide $ 16.50

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