Nylon 12™

The new FDM material Nylon 12™ is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. It offers up to five times greater resistance to breaking and better impact strength compared to even the strongest FDM materials. It has high fatigue resistance and strong chemical resistance.

Nylon 12 is primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries to take on everything from tooling, jigs and fixtures to covers, panels and vibration resistant components. Unparalleled toughness and a simple, clean process – free of powders.

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Mechanical Properties Test Method XZ Axis ZX Axis XZ Axis ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 4,600 psi 4,100 psi 32 MPa 28 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 6,650 psi 5,600 psi 46 MPa 38.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 186,000 psi 165,000 psi 1,282 MPa 1,138 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 30% 5.4% 30% 5.4%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.4% 2.7% 2.4% 2.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 9,700 psi 8,800 psi 67 MPa 61 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 185,000 psi 171,000 psi 1,276 MPa 1,180 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break ASTM D790 No break >10% No break >10%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2.5 ft-lb/in 1 ft-lb/in 135 J/m 53 J/m
IZOD Impact un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 31 ft-lb/in 3.7 ft-lb/in 1,656 J/m 200 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 7,400 psi 7,900 psi 51 MPa 55 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1 0.5”/min) ASTM D695 24,200 psi 800 psi 167 MPa 6 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1 0.05”/min) ASTM D695 730,000 psi 155,000 psi 5,033 MPa 1,069 MPa

Unconditioned (Dry)**

Mechanical Properties Test Method XZ Axis ZX Axis XZ Axis ZX Axis
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 7,700 psi 6,900 psi 53 MPa 48 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 190,000 psi 180,000 psi 1,310 MPa 1,241 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 9.5% 5% 9.5% 5%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 6.5% 5% 6.5% 5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 10,000 psi 8,600 psi 69 MPa 60 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 190,000 psi 180,000 psi 1,300 MPa 1,250 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break ASTM D790 No break >10% No break >10%
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2.8 ft-lb/in 0.9 ft-lb/in 150 J/m 50 J/m
IZOD Impact un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 >37.4 ft-lb/in 5.1 ft-lb/in >2,000 J/m 275 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method English Metric
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi annealed ASTM D648 207°F 97°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi unannealed ASTM D649 167°F 75°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi annealed ASTM D650 180°F 82°C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi unannealed ASTM D651 131°F 55°C
Melting Point – – – – – – – 352°F 178°C
Other Test Method Value
Specifid Gravity ASTM D792 1.00
Flame Classification UL94 HB
UL File Number – – – – – – – E345258

*Conditioned = 20°C and 50% RH for 72 hours
**Unconditioned (Dry) = Direct from FDM system