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Stratasys FDM Nylon Family Materials Comparison

Nylon Family of FDM Materials

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Stratasys offers three types of Nylon materials for fused deposition modeling (FDM) to meet the varying application needs of strength and flexibility—but, when to choose which material? To better help you decide, weve created a material comparison of Nylon 12, Nylon 6 and Nylon 12CF (carbon-filled)—compare characteristics, layer height, use cases and additional information all in one PDF download.

→ Download Infographic / / Nylon Family of FDM Materials


We also recently caught up with Rob Winker of Stratasys who stopped by Fathom’s production center in Oakland to talk about these commonly used thermoplastics—watch the video to learn more about when to use Nylon 12, Nylon 6 and Nylon 12CF. Want to evaluate these materials even further? Download the technical datasheets below.

MATERIAL DATASHEET KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Nylon 12 Strong + High Fatigue Resistance
Nylon 12CF Carbon-Filled With Highest Flexural Strength + Highest Stiffness-To-Weight Ratio
Nylon 6 Strong (Impact) + Tough (High Fatigue Resistance)

VIDEO WITH ROB WINKER OF STRATASYS

VIDEO WITH KAITLYN BAILEY OF Fathom


Many FDM material options have a lot in common, so upload your files today for a quote and speak with an expert at Fathom about which material is right for your application—whether you place a service order with Fathom or want to bring an additive manufacturing system from Fathom in-house.

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Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
ISO 13485:2016


 

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
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1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051

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Elk Grove, IL 60007
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NEW YORK

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Pflugerville, TX 78660
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AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

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7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
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13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304