Nylon 12 3D Printer Filament


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Nylon 12 3D Printer Filament


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Description

Nylon 12 1.75mm & 2.85mm Filament

Our Nylon 12 filament is essentially the best suited material for end-­use parts and working prototypes. Why? Well, Nylon has been a very popular material of choice in industry for years, where maximum durability is required, now it's available as a 3D printing filament.

Being strong and durable, 3D printing Nylon is a very practical. Our high grade Nylon 12 material has extremely good layer bonding, for smooth, strong (fault­-free) end­-use prints. Print it very thin to make long lasting living hinges, or flexible parts and print it with a higher infill to create hard but durable parts (like snap fit fixings or tough protective casings etc.).

Nylon's low friction coefficient also makes it ideal for bush bearings or gears (think RC car gearboxes) ­ the end-­use possibilities for this excellent all-rounder are near limitless. Bring 3D printing away from low­-use display models, and into real world, with higher stress working prototypes and products.

Not to be confused with Nylon 6, or other lower grade Nylons, our specially blended Nylon 12 printing filament is the most thermo and chemically stable of all the Nylons. This means it'll hold it's form over a much wider range of temperature extremes. It's also the least hygroscopic, meaning it will absorb minimal moisture. It’s an excellent grade of nylon for 3d printing.

If you require Nylon that prints reliably, lasts long and produces fully usable, high use parts ­our Nylon 12 3D printing filament is unmatched.

We even offer a 60-­day moneyback guarantee­ in the unlikely event you are unhappy or no longer need your rigid.ink. As well as the option of replacements*.

Nylon parts typically won’t scratch or break, so they'll last much longer than other materials. Post print finishing and machining (where required) is also straightforward. It can easily be drilled, tapped and generally used hard to produce an excellent finished part. However due to our formula of Nylon 12 and industry-­leading tight diameter tolerances of just +/­0.03mm your prints will have an excellent, smooth and detailed finish straight off the printer.

With a density of just 1.05g/cc, Nylon is comparatively light compared with most plastics, which makes it an even better choice where weight is a concern.

Nylon 12 may be a little expensive to use for general purpose printing, but for printing usable products that can be used hard, by you or for your client's needs ­ we feel there's just nothing better. It's a great addition to your printing arsenal; now you have a material to truly make endless possibilities with your printer.

Not sure if Nylon is for you? Order a 10m sample to see for yourself. Don't forget, we're so confident you'll love the quality prints that rigid.ink produces, if you're not happy ­ send it back!

Returns or replacements for 60 days*. Who else does that?

So, order today.

Nylon 12 prints best at 255-­275C, if you can't get it hot enough just slow down the feed. Heated bed wants to be 100­-110C+, and Nylon typically won't adhere to glass so use some PVA glue stick, Kapton Tape or Tufnol sheet for good bed adhesion.

*Refer to our returns policy for full information.

 

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Settings


Settings
Printing Temperature: 255°C
Bed Temperature: 100-110°C
Print Speed: 30-40 mm/s (higher speeds may need slightly hotter printing temp, up to 265°C)
Cooling Fans: Off at all times
Ideal build chamber: Closed

Good ventilation is essential and do not leave print unattended.

Information
Sample Weight: Approx 35g
Empty Spool + Filament Weight: Approx 250g + 1KG = Approx 1.25KG
1KG Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole
500g Spool size: 20cm dia, 7cm width, 5.6cm dia spool hole

Please note: settings vary printer to printer so experimenting is essential

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3D Printing Nylon Filament - Step-by-step Settings & Problems Solved

Help Center - Nylon 12 vs Nylon 12 Plus Summary

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Customer Reviews

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Works well

Had some minor issues to begin with (heat and bed settings) as id never used nylon before, prints came out well and as intended, help and support form Rigid.ink was and is excellent.

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freaking awesome hack for wacom intous graphics pads

I do photography and vector art, I recently purchased a wacom intous and found the plastic nibs go sharp and require replacement in about a week, that means a £5 a month in nibs . So I tried the 1.75mm nylon, cut it to length and gently heated the end to round it off. Works a treat, doesnt scratch my pad and I dont think i ll need to replace it for months! and I have a lifetime supply to make nibs from. Quality nylon.

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Good for mechanical parts.

Printed some relatively small parts with a base diameter of about 25mm. Did not use a heated bed, used cold glass bed with kapton tape and PVA glue stick. Very slight warping but otherwise stuck down very well. Extruder temp 250C, it is essential to turn off cooling fans for the printed part. With cooling on the layers did not bond. If printing narrow parts (in height), must slow down the print or print multiple objects otherwise geometry is not correct. The finished result is a very robust part with low friction surface. I used the Nylon for mechanical gears where the same part in Pla failed within minutes. So far no problems with the Nylon.

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IT WONT STICK

I spent like 5 hours trying to get that stuff to connect to the building plate of a Prusa i3 mk2. IT WONT STICK!!
I modified nozzle temperature, bed temperature, live z and used glue. NOT EVEN THE BRIM STICKS!!!!

I feel exhausted and sad. Tomorrow i will request a refund!

Hi there, I'm really sorry to hear of the problems you've had with this. The best materials to aid adhesion with Nylon tend to be Kapton tape, or something that works really well is Tufnol sheet. Please email us to see what we can do for you, either way we won't let you loose out. All the best, Tom
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T.M.
Great Product

Setup was easy, they give great guidance. Great product

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