Nylon is a premium 3D printing material intended for engineering applications. It combines very high strength, toughness, low friction, pliability, chemical resistance, and thermal durability. Depending on the printing parameters, the final part can be made to have some flex, or be more rigid. It comes in a natural translucent white, but can be dyed different colours with acid based dyes.
Nylon is a great material for end use parts, machine parts, functional prototypes, and parts that need to support a load.
Please note that these properties are heavily dependant on part geometry and printing parameters. When submitting an order, be sure to indicate how the part will be used so we can help meet your needs!
This stress strain curve was created with the help of the materials testing lab here at McMaster University in JHE. Tensile tests were performed on samples 3D printed with 2 perimeters, 3 top & bottom layers, and 20% infill. As these results are unique to these parameters, only use the stress strain chart to compare materials. We cannot guarantee that your part will have the same properties.
We use nylon 3D printing filament from Taulman 3D, the industry leader in FDM nylon materials. The following material properties and notes are taken directly from their website.
|Manufacture Part ID||1||tau81/tau83|
|Tg Glass Transition||3||48°C|
|Pyrolysis - Thermal Degradation||4||335°C|
|Non Destructive Evaluation||No|
|Print Bed Temperature||5||30°C - 65°C|
|Ambient Temperature (Enclosure)||6||30°C - 100°C|
|Nominal Filament Diameter||1.75mm/2.85mm|
|Weight of Spool||1 lb|
|Nominal Length of Spool||490 ft/180 ft|
|Tensile Strength when 3D Printed||4,575 psi|
|Ultimate Elongation when 3D Printed||86.20%|
|Modulus when 3D Printed||22,190 psi|
|FDA - Direct Food Contact||None|
|FDA - Direct Drink Contact||None|
|UL 94 HB||Yes|
|UL 94 V2 at 3.2mm Thickness||Yes|
|Living Hinge||11||Very Good|
|Use of Taps for Threads||Excellent|
|CNC Finish Tooling||Any|
|CNC Coolant||12||Forced Air Only|
|Use in 3D Forging||Excellent|
|Dye Type||Acid Based|
|Dye Uptake (Saturation)||Excellent|