JANUARY 2018


QUESTION:  What are the benefits of printing with Nylon filament?

ANSWER:  There are a great number of benefits to printing with nylon, including:

  • Nylon generally is very strong.  Properly printed, a nylon print can have a strength that comes close to aluminum.
  • Nylon has a low co-efficient of friction and good abrasion resistance.  Because of that, it can be very durable.
  • Nylon also has an excellent strength to flexibility ratio.
  • There’s very little warpage.
  • Nylon is easily coloured/dyed. This is because, while it absorbs water, a positive side-effect is that it can do the same for dyes.
  • Very few rough edges after the print is complete. As a result, it produces smooth end products with little need for post-processing.
  • UV resistant and higher chemical resistance than PLA or ABS.

Nylon also has a few more requirements than some other filaments.

  • Nylon is hydroscopic, which means that it can absorb water and so must be kept dry before printing
  • Nylon requires a higher extruder temperatures (260 degrees +)
  • Nylon requires adhesion and a heated bed.

Taulman is widely recognized as being the leader in manufacturing and providing high quality nylon filament.  They have produced a number of lab-tested nylon filaments, enhancing certain aspects – like strength and durability – offering a wide selection of nylon filaments to better suit different uses.

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