Nylon PA12 Natural
Devil Design Nylon PA12, natural, 1.75mm, 0.8kg
PA12 filament (nylon) - semi-crystalline polyamide in the form of fiber, used for 3D printing using the FFF method. Filament wound on a spool, vacuum packed with a moisture absorber. The spool contains 0.8 kg net of material. It can be used on all FFF printers that are not protected against material from an external supplier and from an open source design. The material is characterized by high impact strength, good resistance to greases, oils, fuels, hydraulic fluids, salt solutions and solvents. It can be used in a large temperature range. The PA12 filament is difficult to print, recommended for experienced users of 3D printers.
Nylon (a.k.a. Polyamide) is a popular material in the plastics industry, known for its toughness and flexibility. Nylon filaments typically require extruder temperatures near 250 ºC, however, some brands allow printing at temperatures as low as 220 ºC due to their chemical composition.
Many printers do not include a hotend that can safely reach 250 ºC, so these lower-temperature versions can be useful and potentially save you from needing to upgrade your hotend. One big challenge with Nylon filaments is that they are hygroscopic, which means they readily absorb moisture from their surroundings. Printing Nylon after it has absorbed moisture will lead to several print quality issues, thus filament storage becomes very important and requires special attention.
Some high-temperature Nylons are prone to warping due to the large temperature change between the extruded plastic and the ambient environment. Heated beds can reduce the warping to a some extent, but using a printer that has a heated chamber or enclosure would be the ideal solution. Keeping the air around your part at a temperature of about 45 ºC will help eliminate warping by reducing this temperature variation. If your printer doesn’t include a heated chamber and you aren’t able to add an enclosure, there are other tips that you can use to help prevent warping.
|Filament weight||800 g|
|Heated bed||95 °C - 120 °C|
|Printing temperature||240 °C - 270 °C|