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Nylon 12

3D print tough parts for advanced applications

FDM Nylon 12 is the same tough nylon material popular in traditional manufacturing for its superb price-performance. You can create advanced prototypes and custom tooling for applications that demand high fatigue resistance — with clean, hassle-free Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology.


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3D Printing With FDM and Nylon 12

Hands work a 3D printed snap-fit nylon clip


Nylon 12 parts built on a Fortus 3D Production System are the toughest in the industry, exhibiting 100-300 percent better elongation at break and superior fatigue resistance over any other additive manufacturing technology. Nylon offers the best Z-axis lamination and highest impact strength of any FDM thermoplastic, as well as excellent chemical resistance. FDM Nylon 12 works on Fortus 900mcFortus 400mc and Fortus 360mc 3D Production Systems.


Complex 3D printed nylon battery box


FDM Nylon 12 is ideal for applications that demand high fatigue endurance, including repetitive snap fits and friction-fit inserts. Aerospace and automotive applications include custom production tooling, jigs and fixtures, and prototypes for interior paneling, low-heat air-intake components and antenna covers. For product development in consumer goods, FDM Nylon 12 makes durable prototypes for snap-fit panels and impact-protective components.