FDM Nylon 6
FDM Nylon 6™ combines strength and toughness superior to other FDM thermoplastics, for applications that require strong, customized parts and tooling that lasts longer and withstands rigorous functional testing.
FDM Nylon 6 possesses excellent strength and stiffness while maintaining good impact resistance among the Nylon family of materials. It fills the niche between the more flexible FDM Nylon 12 and the high rigidity of FDM Nylon 12CF. This combination makes it a good choice for tooling that can handle the rigors of a production environment.
FDM Nylon 6 Material Properties
Behaviour and use
FDM Nylon 6 combines the strength and toughness of Nylon 6 with the dependability and durability of FDM technology for additive manufactured tools, prototypes and production parts.
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- Testing Functional Performance
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FDM Nylon 6 Specification & Features
|MECHANICAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|XZ Axis||ZX Axis||XZ Axis||ZX Axis|
|Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||7,150 psi||4,200 psi||49.3 MPa||28.9 MPa|
|Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||9,800 psi||5,300 psi||67.6 MPa||36.5 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||323,700 psi||263,500 psi||2,232 MPa||1,817 MPa|
|Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||38%||3.2%||38%||3.2%|
|Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)||ASTM D638||2.3%||1.7%||2.3%||1.7%|
|Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||14,100 psi||11,900 psi||97.2 MPa||82 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)||ASTM D790||318,500 psi||272,500 psi||2,196 MPa||1,879 MPa|
|Flexural Strain at Break||ASTM D790||No Break||No Break||No Break||No Break|
|IZOD impact - notched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||2.0 ft-lb/in||0.8 ft-lb/in||106 J/m||43 J/m|
|IZOD impact - unnotched (Method A, 23 °C)||ASTM D256||53.8 ft-lb/in||3.6 ft-lb/in||2,873 J/m||192 J/m|
|THERMAL PROPERTIES||TEST METHOD||ENGLISH||METRIC|
|Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi||ASTM D648||199 °F||93 °C|
|SYSTEM AVAILABILITY||LAYER THICKNESS CAPABILITY||SUPPORT MATERIAL||COLOUR|
|Stratasys F900||0.010 inch (0.254 mm)|
0.013 inch (0.330 mm)
*Conditioned = 20 °C and 50% RH for 40 hours
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