EasyPrint Nylon 12 (PA12) filament can be used to produce flexible parts if printed thin or harder, strong and highly durable parts with higher levels of infill and greater depth. Interlayer adhesion is very good and we have found warping and moisture absorption to be low with EasyPrint Nylon 12 when compared to other Nylons we have tested.
Parts printed with Nylon filament are generally scratch resistant and very hard to break. Nylon parts can also be drilled and tapped so that you can incorporate them as components within a larger build.
If you want to produce a strong and durable part for a finished product or as a working prototype it will be difficult to find a better filament than EasyPrint Nylon filament.
How to print with EasyPrint Nylon Filament
Nylon can be one of the harder materials to print with depending upon your 3D printer. Firstly it requires a reasonable hotend temperature of 255-275°C. You may also have problems with first layer adhesion. We have had success using Tufnol sheets and printing with a brim along with also reducing the bed temperature to 60°C as opposed to going in the other direction and using the 100-110°C range. This is going to depend on your printer. An enclosed build area will help as always. Before using Nylon, we recommend drying for at least 24 hours at 40°C to condition the material.
Our EasyPrint White Nylon 12 Filament is sold in 1kg spools of 1.75mm diameter. The filament is shrink wrapped with silica gel to ensure low moisture content and so that it reaches you in ready to print quality.
iDig3Dprinting Nylon Filament Specifications
- Filament Material: Nylon 12
- Spool weight: 1kg
- Diameter: 1.75mm;
- Print temp: 255-275°C
- Bed temp: 100-110°C
- Diameter tolerance: +/- 0.03mm
- Spool size: 20cm (D) x 5.5cm (h)
- Store in a cool and dry location (15-25°C) away from UV light; for best results use within 12 months of purchase.