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 Method English XZ Axis English ZX Axis Metric XZ Axis Metric ZX Axis
Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min ASTM D638 4,600 psi 4,100 psi 32 MPa 28 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min  ASTM D638  6,650 psi 5,600 psi 46 MPa 38.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 186,000 psi 165,000 psi 1,282 MPa 1,138 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min ASTM D638 30% 5.4% 30% 5.4%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min  ASTM D790 9,700 psi 8,800 psi 67 MPa 61 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min ASTM D790 185,000 psi 171,000 psi 1,276 MPa 1,180 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break ASTM D790 No Break >10% No Break >10%
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23°C ASTM D256 2.5 ft-lb/in 1 ft-lb/in 135 J/m 53 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 31 ft-lb/in 3.7 ft-lb/in 1,656 J/m 200 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 7,400 ps 7,900 psi 51 MPa 55 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min ASTM D695 24,200 psi 800 psi 167 MPa 6 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 730,000 ps 155,000 psi 5,033 MPa 1,069 MPa
Mechanical Properties (UNCONDITIONED) Test Method English XZ Axis English ZX Axis Metric XZ Axis Metric ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min ASTM D638 7,700 psi 6,900 psi 53 MPa 48 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 190,000 psi 180,000 psi 1,310 MPa 1,241 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 9.5% 5% 9.5% 5%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 6.5% 5% 6.5% 5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 10,000 psi 8,600 psi 69 MPa 60 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 190,000 psi 180,000 psi 1,300 MPa 1,250 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break ASTM D790 No Break >10% No Break >10%
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2.8 ft-lb/in 0.9 ft-lb/in 150 J/m 50 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23°C ASTM D256 >37.4 ft-lb/in 5.1 ft-lb/in >2,000 J/m 275 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi annealed ASTM D648 207°F 97°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi unannealed ASTM D648 167°F 75°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi annealed ASTM D648 DSC (SSYS) 180°F 82°C
Melting Point 352°F 178°C
Other Test Method Value
Specific Gravity ASTM D792 1.00
Flame Classification UL94 HB
UL File Number E345258

Applications

System Compatibility

Fortus 900mc

Frotus 450mc 3D Printer

Fortus 450mc