Stratasys’ New FDM Nylon 12 3D Printing Material Specs

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Last month, Stratasys added the NEW FDM Nylon 12 material to its portfolio of available 3D printing materials. The FDM Nylon 12 is the same tough nylon material popular in traditional manufacturing. Nylon 12 parts built on a Fortus 3D Production System are the toughest in the industry, exhibiting 100-300 percent better elongation at break and superior fatigue resistance over other additive manufacturing(3D Printing) technologies. Nylon offers the best Z-axis lamination and highest impact strength of any FDM thermoplastic, as well as excellent chemical resistance.

FDM Nylon 12 is a great fit for applications requiring repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts – everything from tooling, jigs and fixtures to covers, panels, and vibration resistant components.

Nylon 12 is currently available for the Fortus 360mc, Fortus 400mc, and Fortus 900mc only.

Nylon 1

Nylon 2

Nylon 3

Find out more about Stratasys 3D Printing on the CATI Website.

Fine Print

*Conditioned = Test specimends are conditioned according to procedure A of ASTM D618 (40 hours @ 23C and 50% relative humidity)
**Unconditioned (Dry) = As printed (No soluble support removal)

The information presented are typical values intended for reference and comparison purposes only. They should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes. End-use material performance can be impacted (+/-) by, but not limited to, part design, end-use conditions, test conditions, etc. Actual values will vary with build conditions. Tested parts were built on Fortus 400mc @ 0.010” (0.254 mm) slice. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

The performance characteristics of these materials may vary according to application, operating conditions, or end use. Each user is responsible for determining that the Stratasys material is safe, lawful, and technically suitable for the intended application, as well as for identifying the proper disposal (or recycling) method consistent with applicable environmental laws and regulations. Stratasys makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, or warranty against patent infringement.

1Build orientation is on side long edge.

2Literature value unless otherwise noted. 

This information was originally published by Stratasys, Ltd. in the FDM Nylon 12 Spec Sheet. Download the full FDM Nylon 12 Material Spec Sheet here.

Jim TeDesco
Marketing Manger
Computer Aided Technology, Inc.