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Additive materials to resist water absorption

Additive materials to resist water absorption

Additive materials to resist water absorption

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Hi all - I'm looking to additively manufacture a part that will be submerged in water for an extended period of time. I'm curious if you have any recommendation in material selection?

Thanks in advance

RE: Additive materials to resist water absorption

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resist water absorption

You're giving woefully insufficient information. Resist for how long and by how much? What does the part have to do? What are the environment extremes? Form follows function, etc.

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RE: Additive materials to resist water absorption

I believe Acetal is 3d printable and has low moisture absorption characteristics.

RE: Additive materials to resist water absorption

ABS is fine in water.
Avoid nylons apart from nylon 12.


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RE: Additive materials to resist water absorption

I have a structural PLA part that has been submerged in fresh water for 3 years in the California sun. It is still perfectly functional.
That said, PLa is crap, and unless it works with your spcific use case, it will not work!! what is your use case?

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