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Printing with Nylon 6 combines strength and toughness greater than other FDM thermoplastics and is essential for applications that require highly durable customized parts and tooling to withstand rigorous physical testing.


Nylon 6 allows manufacturers to print durable parts with a clean finish and high break resistance. Inheriting the same thermoplastic properties used in automotive components, industrial machinery and sporting goods, Nylon 6 is the perfect FDM material to produce durable prototypes that can withstand a tough production environment while meeting high functional requirements.


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Technical Specifications

Mechanical Properties 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 7,150 psi 4,200 psi 49.3 MPa 28.9 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)  ASTM D638 9,800 psi 5,300 psi 67.6 MPa 36.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 323,700 psi 263,500 psi 2,232 MPa 1,817 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 38% 3.2% 38% 3.2%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.3% 1.7% 2.3% 1.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)  ASTM D790 14,100 psi 11,900 psi 97.2 MPa 82 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 318,500 psi 272,500 psi 2,196 MPa 1,879 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break ASTM D790 No Break No Break No Break No Break
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2.0 ft-lb/in 0.8 ft-lb/in 106 J/m 43 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 53.8 ft-lb/in 3.6 ft-lb/in 2,873 J/m 192 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi ASTM D648 199°F 93°C


System Compatibility

Fortus 900mc