PK ESD Powder

Mechnano is pleased to announce its first Laser Sintering powder “PK ESD” that utilizes its breakthrough technology, D’Func (Discrete, Dispersed, and Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes). PK ESD is based on Jabil PK 5000 engineered powder combined with a D’Func-based formulation to introduce ESD properties to laser sintered parts.

PK ESD retains the unique advantages of Jabil PK 5000—a unique combination of chemical and mechanical properties that enable the production of eco-friendly parts with high-impact strength, chemical and abrasion resistance, as well as improved elongation over general-purpose nylons—to withstand functional testing and use. Moreover, the polyketone resin used to make Jabil PK 5000 is an eco-friendly, low-carbon material made from carbon monoxide, which may reduce overall carbon footprint.

Thanks to D’Func, PK ESD parts have Nano-Uniform ESD at 107 ohms surface resistivity, while closely retaining PK 5000’s impressive mechanical performance, including:

  • Flex Modulus: 1021 MPa
  • UTS: 50 MPa
  • Elongation at Break: 44%

PK ESD is offered directly to laser sintering companies and also as a white-label product. Mechnano will support interested end-users as well.

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PK ESD Powder

Laser sintering powder with ESD

Static Dissipative SLS powder printable on Laser Sintering Additive Manufacturing (AM) printers.

Isotropic ESD performance at 10Ω/sq resistivity

High Impact Resistance of 103 J/m

High Elongation at Break of 44%

No carbon trails