Nylon (3D Printed)

At a Glance

Process

Lead Time

Colors

Resolution

Price

Applications

3 days
White, black
0.06 mm
$$$
Mechanical applications and functional parts.

About the Material

Nylon is a synthetic 3D printed polymer material that’s strong, durable and also has some flex to it. As a result, Nylon is a great material choice for snap fits, brackets, clips, and spring features. Nylon is also used for its thermal applications and can withstand temperatures up to 177℃. 

Note that large nylon parts are susceptible to shrinkage due to the laser sintering mechanism and the cooling process. For large, thin parts, warping is highly likely, so we strongly recommend increasing thickness or adding ribbing in the design to mitigate risk.

Material Properties

Tensile Strength

Elongation at Break

Modulus of Elasticity

Flexural Strength

48 MPa (6962 PSI)
24%
1500 MPa (217000 PSI)
58 MPa (8412 PSI)

Material Finish

Design Recommendations

Min Wall Thickness

Min Clearance + Gaps for Fit

Max Part Size
[x, y, z]

Tolerance

Gears

Edges

1.0 mm for production
1.5 mm for consistency (for measurement and mechanical applications)
0.5 mm clearance between features
340 x 340 x 600 mm (contact us if parts are larger)
+/- 0.38mm or 0.002 mm/mm, whichever is greater
Separation between teeth should be 0.5 - 1.0 mm
Minimum taper for knife edges:
0.8 mm

Internal Cavities

Be sure to have a clearance to remove the support powder!

Threads & Inserts

Minimum 0.1 mm clearance is required for printed threads.

Text Guidelines

Raised features: 0.6 mm minimum
Recessed features: 0.5 mm minimum

Related Resources

Material Safety Datasheet
Fictiv 3D Printing Material Datasheet