Product Update: Lower Pricing and New Materials for HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Now you can instantly quote HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) parts at up to 50% cheaper with no minimums. You can also order MJF parts in two new materials: Nylon 11 and TPU 95A.

By Serena Ngoh · February 24, 2020

Xometry’s HP Multi Jet Fusion service is a more cost-effective way than ever to buy 3D printed parts. Now, you can instantly quote HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) parts at up to 50% off with no minimums and order MJF parts in two new materials: Nylon 11 and TPU 95A.

Pricing Changes for MJF

Our partnerships with industrial 3D printing bureaus across the US allow us to bring customers dramatically lower prices on HP Multi Jet Fusion. 3D prints will be an average of 30% more affordable, and small parts are up to 50% more affordable.* Additionally, while Xometry’s 3D printing service previously offered discounts at higher quantities, we now offer these same cost savings with quantities as low as one part.

These cost savings make HP Multi Jet Fusion a potential substitute or bridge process for injection molding jobs, with a comparable price per unit of as low as $2 each. However, for matters of form, fit, and function, MJF parts may not be comparable to injection molding in all materials.

New Materials for MJF

Xometry’s HP Multi Jet Fusion service is now adding two new materials: Nylon 11 (PA 11) and TPU 95A (Estane M95A). These materials will join Nylon 12 (PA 12) and glass-filled Nylon 12 (PA 12 GB) to round out HP Multi Jet Fusion’s current material offerings.

New Materials Available for HP MJF through Xometry’s Instant Quoting Engine℠
New Materials Available for HP MJF through Xometry’s Instant Quoting Engine℠

Nylon 11 has optimal mechanical properties, with high chemical resistance, ductility, and enhanced elongation-at-break. Its pliable nature and strength mean that Nylon 11 can withstand impact, making it an excellent choice for defense, sports, and medical prosthetic applications.

TPU 95A is a thermoplastic urethane, with high levels of flexibility and tear strength. The material exhibits rubber-like qualities—much like a shoe sole—allowing for a range of end-use applications.

Technical Specifications

Name Technical Name Standard Color Other Finishes % Elongation at Break (XY, Z) MPa Tensile Strength (XY, Z) °C Heat Deflection (HDT @66 PSI, @264 PSI) °C Melting Point
HP MJF Nylon 12 HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Matte Gray Dyed Black, Custom 20%, 15% 48, 48 MPa 175°C, 95°C 187°C
HP MJF Nylon 12 Glass-Filled HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads Matte Gray Dyed Black, Custom 10%, 10% 30, 30 MPa 174°C, 114°C 186°C
HP MJF Nylon 11 HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 Matte Gray Dyed Black, Custom 55%, 40% 52, 52 MPa 185°C, 54°C 202°C
HP MJF TPU 95A Estane 3D TPU M95A-545 OR UV Matte Gray Custom 400%, 90% 17, 8 MPa Shore A 90-95 80, 35

How to Achieve the Highest Cost Savings

  • Nylon 12 is a safe bet: parts printed in Nylon 12 will offer the highest cost savings when compared to the other MJF material options
  • Forget minimum quantities: low quantities (of approximately 20 or less) will offer the same per part pricing as higher quantities
  • Try designing small: parts measuring 4” x 4” x 4”—or otherwise fitting within a 4” box—could be 50% cheaper than before

*While pricing changes have rolled out across a range of parts and geometries, a discount is not guaranteed and depends on geometric complexity, lead times, and other manufacturing specifications.

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