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Product description Nylon—polyamide Alongside both PLA and ABS, Nylon, also known as polyamide—a repeating molecule linked by an amide bonds—is another niche of filament that is a high-end engineering thermoplastic. It has extreme toughness and durability, but requires excessive fine-tuning to produce successful prints, so it’s best suited to expert users who want to print small machine parts like gears The filament itself is strong and flexible, yet light and resilient to “wear and tear” associated with continual use. For reference, weed whacker trimmer line is made with Nylon filament. Due to its increased strength and elasticity over PLA and ABS, Nylon is good for industrial applications, such as machine parts or tools, or replacement of automobile parts. It can also bond to itself very well, meaning it’s a great filament for making parts that can be drilled, tapped, or screwed. To add to its versatility, the filament can also be dyed any number of colors by users—the dying, however, must happen prior to printing.
Nylon doesn’t come without its drawbacks, however—the filament is prone to humidity. To print accurately with Nylon, one must keep the spool completely dry and out of humid environments, otherwise it makes a mess.
Print temperature range for Nylon is between 220°C–260°C and should be used with a heated print bed, and an enclosure for larger parts.