Due to it's strength Nylon is a popular choice of material for 3D printing. It has a higher melting point than ABS or PLA and requires the temperatire of the 3D printer nozzle to be set to about 250ºC. A lot of printers cannot reach this temperature so there are some variants sold that can be printed at a lower temperature in the rang eof 210-220ºC.

Nylon filament is hygroscopic which means that it easily absorbs moisture which means it requires special care when handling this material. Nylon should be stored in a sealed container/bag to prevent moisture affecting the plastic.

Advantages of Nylon Filament

  • Final prints are very hard
  • Long lifespan
  • Printed objects can be processed/finished
  • No unpleasant odur during printing


  • Needs to be stored in air-tight conditions
  • Is prone to warping

Completed Nylon Gears

Printers that use Nylon

Here is an auto-generated list of printers that are compatible with this material. Check with the printer manufacturer for full compatibility before purchase.