Nylon (3D Printed)
At a Glance
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.
Elongation at Break
Modulus of Elasticity
Min Wall Thickness
Min Clearance + Gaps for Fit
Max Part Size
[x, y, z]
1.5 mm for consistency (for measurement and mechanical applications)
Be sure to have a clearance to remove the support powder!
Threads & Inserts
Minimum 0.1 mm clearance is required for printed threads.
Raised features: 0.6 mm minimum
Recessed features: 0.5 mm minimum