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
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.