The Gizmo Dorks Nylon filament is a strong durable material that is not as brittle as ABS or PLA. Nylons are classified in the family of polyamides, which is a polymer consisting of amides joined together by peptide bonds. For Fused Deposition Modeling, FDM, Nylon is a great material to use for 3D printers. The strength of the filament is remarkable, especially when using a higher fill setting. Nylon prints are generally very wear resistant, and they are incredibly flexible as well. Many users prefer Nylon when printing engineered parts such as gears. However, Nylon does have a considerable amount of warping when compared to ABS or PLA. Pyrolysis occurs around 350°C.
Nylon prints will stick to blue painter’s tape. Because Nylon adheres to cellulose surfaces poplar wood can be used as a bed. Nylon will also adhere to cardboard. Nylon also sticks extremely well to machinable garolite, but that may be hard to come by. Users have also said that using a glue stick on a glass bed works well. PVA glues (think of Elmer’s white glue all) can also be diluted and applied on with a sponge head. Please use in a well ventilated area or in a closed ventilated system.
Printing temperature : 230°C – 260°C depending on part and printer type
Print speeds : 28mm/s – 34mm/s
Only use in well ventilated areas
Store dry when not in use, absorbs moisture
Use a heated bed if available not required