618 was the first nylon specifically formulated and processed for 3D Printing.
Technically, nylon 618 is an extremely high quality variety of nylon 6,6. Only one chemical company manufactures this specific variation of nylon.
Both the chemical composition and post processing developed by taulman3D work together to lower the print temperature of high quality nylon as well as reduce the non-uniformity that nylons exhibit in the melted state.
618 is a pure white polymer and fully capable of absorbing acid based dyes.
618 printed with 100% fill rivals it's injection molded equivalents in strength.
All of the feature of nylon that we come to depend on are at the maximum in 618. Slippery surfaces, pliability, strength, non-scrape, chemical resistance and high thermal durability.
||NET WEIGHT: 0.45 KG (1 LB)
|250°C - 265°C
- Nozzle = any size
- For ALL Nylon based materials, users should turn "OFF" any fans that blow on the printed part unless it's a very small part of less than 10mm sqr. = Alloy 910, 618, 645, Bridge, PCTPE, 680 and 230
- 618 will not print/stick to glass or aluminum print tables. The best table material for a new user is a flat piece of unfinished poplar wood or blue painters tape. For perfect adhesion, Taulman 3D recommends using Garolite (LE).
- Retraction: due to a slightly higher viscosity, the retraction distance may need to be lengthened
- Excessive bubbles in the printed thread are an indication of a higher than required print temperature. Reducing Print temperature below 238C will result in less thread opacity due to recombination with the atmosphere, however this will also reduce bonding in layers exceeding 25% of nozzle diameter
- Shrinkage is equal to ABS and can be controlled using garolite (LE) as a print table cover/plate
- Heated beds help just as they do for printing with ABS