Nylon 6


Nylon 6

FDM Nylon 6TM combines strength and toughness superior to other FDM Thermoplastics, for applications that require strong, customized parts and tooling that lasts longer and withstands rigorous functional testing.
Engineered with nylon 6, a popular thermoplastic for manufacturing, this material works with the Fortus 900mcTM to produce durable parts with a clean finish and high break resistance. FDM Nylon 6 is ideal for product manufacturers and development engineers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods and industrial manufacturing.

Mechanical Properties Test Method XZ AXIS ZX AXIS
Tensile Strength (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 49.3 MPa 28.9 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 67.6 MPa 36.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2,232 MPa 1,817 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 30% 3.2%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min) ASTM D638 2.3% 1.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 97.2 MPa 82 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min) ASTM D790 2,196 MPa 1,879 MPa
Flexural Strain at Break ASTM D790 No Break No Break
IZOD Impact, notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 106 J/m 43 J/m
IZOD Impact, un-notched (Method A, 23°C) ASTM D256 2,873 J/m 192 J/m
Thermal Properties Test Method Value  
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi - 93°C