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Nylon 3D printing

A material that offers superior strength and durability for applications where precision and reliable performance are essential

 
 
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6 different nylons, each with its own unique characteristics and advantages:

nylon PA12 multi jet fusion MJF

Nylon PA12

Top versatility and low cost: the best seller


PROS
1 to 10.000 units in 3 days
Good chemical resistance
Real injection molding competitor
Parts 100% solid and made without supports
UL-certified

CONS
Limitations in case of too massive components
Parts with large flat surfaces may warp


3D printing process: MJF
Tolerance: <100mm±0,30mm; >100mm±0,3%
Max size: 380 x 284 x 380 mm; 15 x 11.2 x 15 in
Lead time: <2 days

NYLON PA12 White

Nylon PA12 W

The best seller in white. Easier to color.


PROS
Very easy to paint in any color
Strength and durability
Abrasion resistance
Excellent chemical resistance
Dimensional stability

CONS
Difficult to recycle
Grainy surface if not finished


3D printing process: MJF
Tolerance: <100mm±0,30mm; >100mm±0,3%
Max size: 380 x 284 x 380 mm; 15 x 11.2 x 15 in
Lead time: <2 days

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NYLON PA11

More flexible with better impact resistance


PROS
More flexible than PA12
and more impact resistant
Easy to recycle
Dimensional stability

CONS
Grainy surface if not finished
A little hygroscopic
More expensive than PA12


3D printing process: MJF
Tolerance: <100mm±0,30mm; >100mm±0,3%
Max size: 380 x 284 x 380 mm; 15 x 11.2 x 15 in
Lead time: <2 days

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Nylon PA12 CF

Carbon Fiber adds properties and metal replacement opportunities.


PROS
Superior rigidity
Lightness
Excellent chemical resistance
Dimensional stability

CONS
Price


3D printing process: FDM
Tolerance: < 100mm ± 0,60mm; > 100mm ± 0,75%
Max size: 300 x 300 x 400 mm; 11,8 x 11,8 x 15,8 in
Lead time: <3 days

Nylon PA6 CF 3D printed

Nylon PA6 CF

PA6 enhanced by Carbon Fiber.


PROS
More flexible than PA12 CF
Higher elongation at break
Lightness
Excellent chemical resistance
Dimensional stability

CONS
Difficult to paint


3D printing process: FDM
Tolerance: < 100mm ± 0,60mm; > 100mm ± 0,75%
Max size: 300 x 300 x 400 mm; 11,8 x 11,8 x 15,8 in
Lead time: <3 days

NYLON PA12 GF glass fiber 40

NYLON PA12 GB

MJF PA12 with glass beads added.


PROS
The most thermally resistant MJF material
Stiff
Better wear resistance


CONS
Brittle in thin layers
Large flat surfaces can warp


3D printing process: MJF
Tolerance: <100mm±0,30mm; >100mm±0,3%
Max size: 380 x 284 x 380 mm; 15 x 11.2 x 15 in
Lead time: <2 days 


compare the properties

Nylon PA 12 Nylon PA 12 White Nylon PA 11 Nylon PA 12 + Carbon Fiber Nylon PA 6 + Carbon Fiber Nylon PA12 40% GF Glass Filled
Properties
Tensile breaking load 52 MPa 44 MPa 54 MPa 56 MPa 63 MPa 31 MPa
Modulus of elasticity 2000 GPa 1600 GPa 1743 GPa 8300 GPa 2367 GPa 2900 GPa
Elongation at break 15 % 12 % 39 % 2,9 % 8 % 7 %
Flexural modulus 1730 1800 1400 3532 5224 2400
HDT 0.45 MPa 175 °C 175 °C 185 °C 128 °C 179 °C 171 °C
Izod impact resistance 3,5 kJ/m2 3,5 kJ/m2 7 kJ/m2 12,1 kJ/m2 12 kJ/m2 3,6 kJ/m2
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Price range
Lead time <2 days <10 days < 5 days <3 days <3 days < 5 days
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