Material-Details: Nylon Datasheet


Nylon is our most stable material in the FDM 3D printing.
Due to its high flexibility with simultaneous dimensional stability, it is very suitable as a link- or loading element.
In our tests, nylon has proved, depending on the geometry, as manuel almost indestructible.
Even with the help of pliers, this material could withstand.
A disadvantage is nylon complex geometries, which often have to be discontinued, small threads emerge.
This can not always be totally removed, which is why nylon parts can sometimes look "furry".

Advantages & disadvantages


  • Stable and yet flexible
  • Virtually indestructible
  • Weather-resistant


  • Low resolution by FDM pressure
  • Relatively improper pressure results in complex geometries
  • Unstable thin-walled pressure
  • Tends to "warp"

Material examples

Biegeteil aus Nylon 3D Druck FDM
Halter aus Nylon 3D Druck FDM
Probeteil aus Nylon 3D Druck FDM

Price calculation

  • 0,75 € / cm³ used material at 0,2 mm Layer (Standart).
  • 1,50 € /cm³ used material at 0,1 mm Layer thickness.
  • It's just the Material calculated that is actually consumed in the component.

Typical usage

Nylon is often used to produce end-use parts that are to be exposed to very high mechanical loads and must have a certain flexibility.


Nylon is produced in the so-called FDM procedure.
FDM means literally "Fused deposition modeling".
FDM is one of the simpler methods of 3D printing. Manufactured parts have
visible Layer. The advantage of this technology is the pressure in a
high variation of materials and direct using of well-known engineering
plastics. The material is genuinely applied and thus differs
to most other methods with materials having approximate
work properties. Another advantage is the possibility of closed cavities.
FDM is not recommended for small parts, as these overheat.

The procedure:
The model is disassembled into layers 0,1-0,2 mm .
Now, a plastic wire is pressed through a heating nozzle and a viscous
state puts.A CNC-controlled print head now moves from the contour of the component
and while applying the desired layer thickness.
Washable support structures of alcohol prevent hanging from overhangs.

FDM 3D printing from close, technology  clarification procedure

Additionnal information

  • Nylon as all FDM plastics, is approved not for direct contact with food.
  • Components made of nylon can be used without additional protection in outdoor areas.
  • Please keep in mind the higher minimum wall thickness

Shipping within
8 Working days

Design specifications:

Minimum wall thickness
2 mm

Smallest Detail
0.3 mm

Maximum dimension
ø 170 mm x 285 mm

Priority service

When ordering before 12 am We will ship within 2 Working days. �

30 % extra charge


The surface of your model is determined by the technology and the chosen material. Therefore, we offer several post-processing steps. This affects the cost, but also the quality of your model.

The natural surface of nylon is perfect if you want your model just as functional or demonstration prototype. You will see so the material and procedures based on the surface, since we do anything other than to print your part to remove the insulators and to send it to you.


Available colors:

White, slightly translucent.


Nylon parts can hardly be refined because of the flexibility.
Painting or coating, would burst under load and nylon (FDM) can not be sanded or Polished.


Unit Value
Tensile strength MPa 31,5
Elongation at break % 86,2
Hardness HRC n/a
Thermal resistance �C 48
Impact resistance kJ/m� n/a
Density g/cm� 1,15
Water absorption % 3,5
Chemical resistance Water, Alcohol, Oils, Fats, Solvent, alkalis
Weather Resistant