Print tough parts for advanced applications

The first material of the Nylon family. 3D printed parts with Nylon 12 carry exceptional high resistance and elongation at break for use in aerospace, automotive & consumer industries.

Overview

FDM printing with Nylon 12 exhibits 100-300% better elongation at break and superior fatigue resistance over any other 3D printing material. Made from the same tough nylon used in traditional manufacturing, Nylon 12 allows you to create advanced prototypes and custom tooling for applications with highly durable parts with superb price-performance.

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Material Performance

Nylon 12 is the same tough nylon material popular in traditional manufacturing for its superb price-performance. Exhibiting 100-300 percent better elongation at break and superior fatigue resistance over any other additive manufacturing technology.

Material Properties Izod notch testing

IZOD IMPACT,
NOTCHED

135 J/m XZ axis

 

Material Properties Heat Deflection

Heat Deflection
Temperature

97°C

Material Properties Flexural Strength

Flexural
Strength

67 MPa XZ axis
61 MPa ZX axis

Material Properties Tensile Strength

Tensile
Strength

32 MPa XZ axis
28 MPa ZX axis

Material Highlights

Characteristics

  • Tough and durable
  • Impact-resistant
  • Chemical-resistant
  • Dimensionally stable

Options

  • Available in Black with hands-free support

Uses

  • Repetitive snap fits
  • Press-fit inserts
  • Tough functional prototypes
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Tooling
  • Production parts

Advantages

  • Toughest FDM material with best tensile elongation and fatigue resistance
  • Best Z-axis lamination
  • Highest impact strength

Performance Scale

Material Colours

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Technical Specifications

Mechanical Properties (CONDITIONED)Test MethodEnglish XZ AxisEnglish ZX AxisMetric XZ AxisMetric ZX Axis
Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/minASTM D6384,600 psi4,100 psi32 MPa28 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min ASTM D638 6,650 psi5,600 psi46 MPa38.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638186,000 psi165,000 psi1,282 MPa1,138 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/minASTM D63830%5.4%30%5.4%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382.4%2.7%2.4%2.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min ASTM D7909,700 psi8,800 psi67 MPa61 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/minASTM D790185,000 psi171,000 psi1,276 MPa1,180 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D790No Break>10%No Break>10%
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23°CASTM D2562.5 ft-lb/in1 ft-lb/in135 J/m53 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D25631 ft-lb/in3.7 ft-lb/in1,656 J/m200 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D6957,400 ps7,900 psi51 MPa55 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/minASTM D69524,200 psi800 psi167 MPa6 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D695730,000 ps155,000 psi5,033 MPa1,069 MPa
Mechanical Properties (UNCONDITIONED)Test MethodEnglish XZ AxisEnglish ZX AxisMetric XZ AxisMetric ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/minASTM D6387,700 psi6,900 psi53 MPa48 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638190,000 psi180,000 psi1,310 MPa1,241 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389.5%5%9.5%5%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6386.5%5%6.5%5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79010,000 psi8,600 psi69 MPa60 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790190,000 psi180,000 psi1,300 MPa1,250 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D790No Break>10%No Break>10%
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23°C)ASTM D2562.8 ft-lb/in0.9 ft-lb/in150 J/m50 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23°CASTM D256>37.4 ft-lb/in5.1 ft-lb/in>2,000 J/m275 J/m
Thermal PropertiesTest MethodEnglishMetric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi annealedASTM D648207°F97°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi unannealedASTM D648167°F75°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi annealedASTM D648 DSC (SSYS)180°F82°C
Melting Point352°F178°C
OtherTest MethodValue
Specific GravityASTM D7921.00
Flame ClassificationUL94HB
UL File NumberE345258

System Compatibility

Fortus 900mc

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Fortus 450mc