Leapfrog, Polypropylene, PP filament, 3D printing

Nylon

Nylon is a well known and very tough filament that has a wide array of applications. It’ is slightly flexible giving it the ability to bend without breaking and has durability properties such as heat resistance and impact resistance. Compared to other materials, it is the most versatile due.

Printing tips

Storage: Nylon filament like some other filaments can absorb moisture from the air and can lead to printing issues.

Heat Resistant

Impact Resistant

Strong

NYLON USE GUIDELINES

Extruder

Extrusion temperature

240-250°C

Bed Temperature

Bed temperature

80°C

Filament Weight

Weight (kg)

0.5

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Warping

Medium

Layer Bonding

Layer bonding

Very high

Bolt Xeed

Suitable for

Bolt Pro, Xeed

Diameter

Filament diameter (mm)

1.75

Applications

Visual Prototypes

Visual Prototypes

Nylon is already widely used in the consumer market and can be used for 3D printed objects. It will produce great visual prototypes, though may require post-processing to create the desired aesthetic. Post processing is however easy since it can be easily coloured to achieve the desired visuals.

Functional Prototypes

Functional Prototypes

Nylon is the most versatile filament in the market currently due to its wide range of mechanical properties. It is durable, strong and is slightly flexible while being very difficult to break. It is viable to create gears, mechanical prototype parts and more due to its ability to resist damage

Tooling

Tooling

Nylon is also used for tooling purposes and is suitable for many use cases due to its durability.