Nylon Materials for 3D Printing
Jump to: Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber™ [FDM] - A carbon fiber-filled thermoplastic with excellent structural characteristics.
Nylon Materials for Injection Molding
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)Nylon 12 is one of the toughest FDM materials. This is due to having the highest elongation at break and impact strength of any FDM material. Vastly improved properties in the Z axis also add to the toughness of this material. This material is good for applications requiring fatigue, vibration and chemical resistance in addition to applications requiring a more ductile material.
Nylon 12 PA
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)An unfilled general-purpose Nylon 12 offering good strength and durability with smooth finish, good accuracy, fine feature details and good heat deflection temperatures (HDT).
Nylon 12 PA
Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)Nylon 12 PA material is tough and chemically resistant, making it a good choice in a broad variety of applications and operating environments. Nylon 12 PA made with the Multi Jet Fusion process also delivers mechanical properties that are more isotropic when compared to Nylon 12 materials built with other 3D printing processes.
Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber™
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber™ is comprised of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber. It has the highest flexural strength of any FDM thermoplastic, resulting in the highest stiffness-to-weight ratio. This combination can allow for the replacement and light-weighting of certain metal applications, and is capable of being machined for added accuracy of features when required. Available in sparse or solid fill.
Nylon 12 CF
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Nylon 12 CF is a carbon-fiber filled Nylon 12 material that provides increased stiffness and higher heat deflection temperature than many other SLS materials. Nylon 12 CF is also electrostatically dissipative.
Nylon 12 AF
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)This filled SLS material is a composite polyamide-based material, with added aluminum. Nylon 12 AF offers good surface finish and detail reproduction combined with metallic aesthetics.
Nylon 12 FR
Laser Sintering (LS) a.k.a. Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Nylon 12 designed for use in commercial, military and civil aircraft interiors requiring fire retardant parts. Material passes FAR 25.853 15 and 60 second vertical burn tests. Material also passes smoke and toxicity requirements. Because Nylon 12 FR has lower shrink than Nylon 11 FR, it is better suited for larger parts.
Nylon 12 GF
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Glass Filled Nylon-12 offers increased modulus for more rigid parts with greater strength. Surface finish and fine feature details are very good and heat deflection temperature (HDT) values are the best of the SLS prototype materials.
Nylon 12 GSL
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)This material has similar properties of Nylon 12 CF with and additional benefit of being lighter in weight. The weight reduction is accomplished by adding hollow glass spheres to the material and in combination with the carbon fibers providing higher strength and heat deflection. This combination provides a superior strength to weight ratio.
Nylon 12 HST
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)High strength and high temperature mineral fiber-filled plastic parts manufactured with the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process. This material offers high tensile strength, high flex modulus, and high heat deflection temperatures and very accurate dimensions for either prototype or production parts.
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Nylon 11 exhibits superior elongation at break, impact resistance and good memory with excellent surface finish. The material is commonly used in aerospace applications, including functional testing and in production.
Nylon 11 EX
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Nylon 11 EX has elevated properties including high impact strength and elongation. The SLS material has fine feature detail and smooth surface finish.
Nylon 11 FR
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)Nylon 11 FR designed for use in commercial, military and civil aircraft requiring fire retardant parts. Material passes FAR 25.853 15 and 60 second vertical burn tests. Material also passes smoke and toxicity requirements. Parts exhibit excellent elongation (21% - 38%) with increased durability and greater flexibility over nylon 12 PA parts.
CNC MachiningThe popular nylon has an excellent balance of strength, ductility and heat resistance. Nylon 6/6 is a good candidate for metal replacement applications and a wide variety of production parts.
30% GF Nylon
CNC MachiningIdeal for production parts in high-intensity environments, the glass-filled nylon is reinforced for greater strength, rigidity and improved characteristics. 30% GF Nylon utilized with CNC Machining resists wear and abrasion and can withstand sustained contact with chemicals.
Nylon 32% Glass Fiber
Injection MoldingInjection molded Nylon 32% glass fiber produces enhanced properties from typical nylon reinforced for added rigidity and wear resistance.