Nylon - Durable 3D Printing Material
Our Nylon PA6 Polymer (Polyamide 6) premium filament is a durable material generally used to print extremely robust and heavy duty components such as gears, bearings, fittings, etc. Nylon 6 fibres are tough, possessing high tensile strength, as well as elasticity and lustre. They are wrinkle-proof and highly resistant to abrasion and chemicals such as acids and alkalis.
Although Nylon PA6 is more durable than ABS, printer settings are usually similar except for the printing temperature which is higher for Nylon.
Our Nylon filament is characterized by consistent quality, high dimensional accuracy and has been extensively tested on a variety of printers, including open source 3D printers such as RepRap; yielding very strong and precise prints.
The adhesion to the print bed increases with higher extrusion temperatures. The best results were noted at around 260°C. Excellent adhesion to print bed with Kapton tape, bachelite or nylon bed.
When compared to Taulman 618, Polyamide 6 behaves similarly, with possibly slightly less "warp".
Nylon PA6 can also be compared to Taulman "Bridge".
This filament contains no harmful pollutants or heavy metals.
Please not that Nylon absorbs a fairly large amount of moisture (up to 2.4%) which lowers its tensile strength. Keep partially used spools in dry storage.