• Nylon 12 has excellent isotropic properties 
  • Ideal for applications which require repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts
  • Primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries. Take on everything from tooling, jigs and fixtures to covers, panels and vibration resistant components

Layer thickness

  • 0.1778mm
  • 0.2540mm
  • 0.3302mm


  • Black

Support material

  • Soluble – complex components with deep internal cavities are possible

Minimum reproducible dimensions

  • 1.0mm

Texture / feel

  • Due to the extrusion process of FDM printing the layers are easily visible resulting in a stepped surface finish.
  • A wood grain pattern can appear on curved surfaces

Other FDM Materials

  • Tablet case made using electrostatic dissipative thermoplastic


    Durable and electrostatic-dissipative thermoplastic
  • Envelope feeding aid used in commercial printing


    Stronger than standard FDM ABS material
  • Educational model used by Alzheimer’s Research UK


    Outstanding UV stability and mechanical properties
  • Automotive application: motorbike stand

    NYLON 12 CF

    Useful for strong but lightweight tooling applications

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