PPS - nPOWER

Category: nPower (PPS)

Material Information

Name: PPS - nPOWER
Source: 3ntr / Plural Additive Manufacturing
Description:

nPOWER is a PPS-based polymer compound developed by 3ntr to meet all harsh and aggressive chemical environments. It is resistant to many chemical compounds and is also self-extinguishing (UL94 V0): perfect, for example, for battery housings. nPower is an excellent alternative when standard polymers (ABS, PC, PETG, PS, PA) won’t do the job and can often replace high-cost polymers, such as PEEK and ULTEM. nPower has been specially formulated for 3ntr industrial 3D printers.

Documentation:
  • Technical Data Sheet (TDS)
  • 3ntr Printing Guide
  • Related Info:
  • G-Code Files https://trak.app.box.com/s/00i84reqay3w74go7chlygvi4ltrqxwc
  • Case Study: VAN'S AIRCRAFT https://pluralam.com/case-study-vans-aircraft-npower/
  • nPower by 3ntr https://3ntr.net/en/2021/04/13/npower-high-performance-polymer/
  • SSI Installation - How to Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+the+Smart+Slicer+Interface+(SSI)+Slicing+Software/133
  • KISSlicer Installation - How to Guide https://trakmtsupport.dozuki.com/Guide/3D+Printing+-+How+to+Download+Install+&+Register+for+the+KISSlicer+Slicing+Software/135?lang=en
  • Printer Compatibility:

    3ntr

    PPS - nPOWER
    PPS - nPOWER

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    Recommended Support Materials

    Mechanical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Ultimate Tensile Strength ASTM D638 34.6 MPa
    Tensile Modulus ASTM D638 1966 MPa
    Elongation at Break ASTM D638 7.4 %

    Physical Properties

    Property Standard Value Unit
    Density 1.26 g/cm³

    Print Settings

    Subject 3ntr
    Extruder Temperature
    • 330°C
    Bed Temperature
    • N/A – Slicer automatically sets temperature based on support material.
    Bed Preparation
    • N/A
    Cooling Fan
    • Yes
    Heated Chamber
    • Yes
    Closed Chamber
    • Yes
    Chamber Temperature
    • 85°C
    Notes
    • Due to nPOWER’s material properties, it has some special machine setup requirements and cautions that go with printing it, as well as some manual (not automated via the LCD screen menu) procedures for loading and unloading materials.
    • Also, nPOWER requires a dedicated nozzle and heat bridge that, once used for nPOWER, cannot be used with other materials, including cleaning nylon.

    Material Management

    Subject 3ntr
    Drying

    Temperature

    • 70°C - 110°C

    Dry Time

    • Heat only →12 hours
    • Heat +Vacuum → 3 hours
    Storage
    • Moisture-free, dry environment.
    Compatible Materials
    • None
    Recommended Support Material
    • SSU05

    Slicer Settings

    Parameter KISSlicer (0.4mm) SSI (0.4mm)
    Material Profile Name nPower new nPower
    Layer Height 0.25 - 0.3 mm 0.25 - 0.3 mm
    Loops 4.5 4.5
    Skin 1.5 1.5
    Infill Recommended 20% (Always <50%) Recommended 20% (Always <50%)

    General Comments

    Characteristics

    • Outstanding resistant to chemicals. Unaffected by the most widely-used industrial solvents, acids and fuels. See chemical resistance table in Printing Guide.
    • Thermal Resistance: Up to 210º C
    • Self-Extinguishing: Meets UL94 V0 standards
    • PPS is the top choice when dealing with leaded/unleaded and diesel fuel.

    Applications

    • Engine manifolds
    • Semiconductor manufacturing
    • Solvent, acid, and fuel tanks

    Considerations

    • Requires very high printing temperatures
    • Recommended: A dedicated extruder assembly
    • Refer to chemical resistance chart in Printing Guide to validate the fitness and resistance against certain reagents.

    Printing Skill & Experience - Expert

    • See printing guide for more information.