SELECT NylonPower PA 6/66
is a special co-polymer blend that’s take full advantage of the strengths of both PA 6 and PA66. The combination of these two types of PA makes our Nylon very easy to print. Normally Nylon (PA) is very hard to print with and has a hard time sticking to the build plate. With NylonPower you can use lower print temperatures than you normally would with Nylon. This means that you can use this material in most common printers on the market.
When printing with Nylon you should do so on a heated build plate. For best adhesion we recommend that you use Magigoo PA. The temperature should be set to 60-80°C.
Nylon has strong mechanical strength and deforms less. It´s hard to snap of or break. Nylon is also one of the best materials when it comes to impact resistance.
Nylon is very hydroscopic. This means that it absorbs liquids, this could be a benefit if you want to dye your filament. It also means that it is important to dry your Nylon before use. You can set the oven at 70-80°C and leave it there for 4-8 hours. The longer you leave it, the more dryer it will be and that will also reflect on the finished print result, both visual and performance wise.
is the latest generation of high performance material for your 3D Printer. Our SELECT NylonPower is based on Nylon 12 and is reinforced with 16 % glass fibers. This makes for an extremely tough filament that is perfect for printed parts that can be used in the automotive industry, drones and RC parts. The glass fibers make it a bit softer and not as rigid as the version with carbon fibers.
SELECT NylonPower Glass Fiber is the latest generation of high performance material for your 3D Printer. Our SELECT NylonPoweris based on Nylon 12 and is reinforced with 16 % glass fibers. This makes for an extremely tough filament that is perfect for printed parts that can be used in the automotive industry, drones and RC parts. The glass fibers make it a bit softer and not as rigid as the version with carbon fibers.
SELECT NylonPower is a very useful material that has very unique properties. Mixed with small, chopped glass fiber strands, SELECT NylonPower filament offers incredible strength, structure, and great interlayer adhesion. The finished parts are very hard and rigid or flexible depending on the way you print it. It is very useful if you need an object with high strength to weight ratio. If you print glass fiber reinforced nylon with less infill and thinner walls you can expect a more flexible part. SELECT NylonPower requires a heated bed, set to 60-70˚C to get a good first layer adhesion.
Due to the abrasive nature of SELECT NylonPower we recommend that you use a hardened steel nozzle for this filament. Using a regular brass nozzle isn´t a problem but it will wear out the nozzle in a short time.
SELECT NylonPower sticks on glass coated with adhesive spray or glue stick.
|Glass fiber reinforced Nylon
|1.75mm or 2.85mm
|± 0.05 mm
|Heated build platform required
|Yes, 60 - 70° C
|250 - 265° C
|Recommended Print Speed
|Total lenght on spool
|200 x 55 mm
|Spool Hub Diameter
|Empty spool weight
|Ball indentation hardness
|Heat deflection temp. HDT/A
|Thermal expansion coefficient
|Max usage Temp. long term
|Max usage Temp. short term
|Specific volume resistivity
|Linear mould shrinkage
Tips and trick:
Take care of your filament:
Thanks to the Carbon fibers in NylonPower it reduces the amount of water that can be absorbed.
What you need to keep in mind is that NylonPower is a Nylon filament from the beginning, so you need to make sure that the filament is completely dry before using it. NylonPower is shipped in a vacuum sealed bag with desiccant so the first print shouldn´t post any problem.
In case of exposure for humidity we strongly recommend that you dry your spool of NylonPower before you begin to print. To do this, just place the whole spool in the oven at 80°C for 5 to 7 hours. Then you have dried you spool and can start a new print again.
How to print:
NylonPower requires a temperature of 250°C - 265°C to extrude correctly. The filament can be printed on most printers, but we highly recommend that you use an all-metal setup for your extruder. NylonPower can be printed at lower temperatures but please keep in mind that you will not get the same strength in the finished parts.
This filament contains carbon fibers, so it is very abrasive for your nozzle. We HIGHLY recommend that you use a hardened steel nozzle for this filament as a regular brass nozzle will wear out in a very short time.
Larger nozzles of 0.6 or 0.8 creates very strong prints and lower the risks of clogging up the nozzle. But it ok to use with a 0.4 mm nozzle as well.
NylonPower does not stick well to PEI, BuildTak or similar surfaces. Glass is the best surface to use coated with MagiGoo, PrintaFix, PVA based glue stick or similar. When printing with NylonPower you should not use any cooling fans.
|SELECT™ NylonPower Carbon Fiber Data Sheet