FDM Nylon 6

Production-grade Thermoplastic

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.

Nylon 6 Jig 3D Printed Part

FDM Nylon 6 Material Properties

Behaviour and use


49.3 MPa (XZ Axis)
28.9 MPa (ZX Axis)


2232 MPa (XZ Axis)
1817 MPa (ZX Axis)

HDT @ 264 PSI

93 °C


106 J/m

Main Uses

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.

Top Applications
  • Manufacturing Aids
  • Testing Functional Performance
  • Tooling

FDM Material Applications

Learn how designers and engineers are using FDM Materials

FDM Nylon 6 Specification & Features

XZ AxisZX AxisXZ AxisZX Axis
Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6387,150 psi4,200 psi49.3 MPa28.9 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389,800 psi5,300 psi67.6 MPa36.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638323,700 psi263,500 psi2,232 MPa1,817 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63838%3.2%38%3.2%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382.3%1.7%2.3%1.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79014,100 psi11,900 psi97.2 MPa82 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790318,500 psi272,500 psi2,196 MPa1,879 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D790No BreakNo BreakNo BreakNo Break
IZOD impact - notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D2562.0 ft-lb/in0.8 ft-lb/in106 J/m43 J/m
IZOD impact - unnotched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D25653.8 ft-lb/in3.6 ft-lb/in2,873 J/m192 J/m


Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648199 °F93 °C


Stratasys F9000.010 inch (0.254 mm)
0.013 inch (0.330 mm)

*Conditioned = 20 °C and 50% RH for 40 hours

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology

Advantages of 3D printing FDM Nylon 6 with a Stratasys FDM Machine

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. FDM Nylon 6 parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

FDM systems are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce. Advanced FDM 3D Printers boast the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, delivering longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing systems, delivering high throughput, duty cycles and utilization rates.

Gain new possibilities

FDM 3D Printers streamline processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way. Industries can cut lead times and costs, products turn out better and get to market faster.

FDM Materials Profile

Learn more about 3D printing FDM parts

Take a closer look at some of Stratasys’ most popular and versatile FDM materials along with six useful tips and tricks for getting the best results from each.

The materials covered in this video span from standard plastics (ABS-M30 and ASA) to engineering (Nylon 12) and high performance plastics (ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010).

Compatible 3D Printers

Stratasys Machines that can print with FDM Nylon 6 material

Stratasys F900 Production Machine

Stratasys F900

The Stratasys F900 is the ultimate manufacturing-grade production 3D printer with the widest array of engineering-grade materials, maximum throughput, largest build platform, and highest accuracy.

Need to 3D print with FDM Nylon 6?

Call us free at  1-877-219-6757  to speak to an expert, or send us your CAD model and we'll 3D print it with FDM Nylon 6 material