Z-NYLON (PA12) is a versatile and strong 3D printing filament resistant to high temperatures and various chemicals. It can be post-processed with tools meant for machining metals. Z-NYLON is hard to break and easy to paint as it can be colored with commonly used, acid-based clothing dyes.
The filament quickly absorbs moisture and should be stored in a water-proof bag with a moisture absorber. As all nylon-based materials, Z-NYLON has a relatively high shrinkage so using it is not advisable in 3D printing large geometric shapes with steep slopes. To reduce the shrinkage, it is recommended to work with HEPA Cover attached on the M Series Plus 3D printers.
- Functional prototypes
- Mechanical parts
A vise. A fully functional vise 3D printed with Z-NYLON.
Z-NYLON is very strong. It can be post-processed with tools meant for machining metal.
Z-NYLON is resistant to a wide range of chemicals including light alkalis and acids.
Ease of dyeing
Models 3D printed with Z-NYLON can be easily colored with dyes commonly used for clothing.