MakerBot Specialty Nylon
MakerBot Nylon Specialty Model Material
MakerBot Nylon Specialty Model Material is an engineering-grade material that is optimized for high abrasion resistance due to its excellent flexural, tensile, and impact strength, not to mention a heat resistance of up to 180°C. This ability to withstand high temperatures and its durability combine to give it above average abrasion resistance. Thus it is an excellent material for replacement parts in a manufacturing facility or distribution center.
Nylon is widely used in the automotive and industrial products industries for end-use parts and functional prototypes such as:
- Manufacturing tools/fixtures with repetitive motions or applied force
- Articulated parts, snap fits, living hinges
- Air intakes
Nylon is a popular material that can be mass-produced for industrial applications. In anticipation of large-scale manufacturing, it can be beneficial to prototype using the same material in order to more closely mimic the final product in form, fit, and function, but also in testing.
In a shop or on a factory floor, nylon parts are used for augmented or original tools, jigs & fixtures, and replacement parts such as gears. The ruggedness of the MakerBot Nylon Specialty Model Material makes it an ideal material for these end-use applications.
MakerBot Nylon Specialty Model Material is compatible with MakerBot’s water-soluble PVA for unrestricted geometric freedom and is ideal for demanding applications in the automotive and industrial products industries for both functional prototypes and end-use parts.