Polyamide (PA, Nylon)

Polyamide is one of the most used materials in the industry. It comes with many grades and can be filled with various fibers, spheres or nanotubes.

General description

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INDUSTRY F420

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INDUSTRY F340

Nylon main feature is a very high tensile strength. The material is strong and has good tribological properties. On the other hand, it assures good elasticity and low moisture sensitivity of the printed models. Most common grade of the filament is PA6.

CoPA

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PolyMide™ is a family of Nylon/polyamide-based filaments.

Produced with Polymaker’s Warp-Free™ technology, PolyMide™ filaments deliver engineering properties unqiue for Nylon and ease of printing. PolyMide™ CoPA is based on a copolymer of Nylon 6 and Nylon 6,6.

The filament combines excellent strength, toughness, and a heat resistance.

 

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PA-CF

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This industrial material is highly chemically and heat resistant. Comparing to standard PA material, the carbon-filled nylon is less susceptible to thermal shrinkage. It’s easier to control the material during the print process.

PA6 is the base of this filament and there is about 20% addition of carbon fibers.

PA-CF dedicated solution is HF module for INDUSTRY F340.

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PA6-GF30

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PA6-GF30 is a polyamide 6 copolymer, reinforced with 30% of glass fiber.  The material shows exceptional stiffness and strength, but at the same time, the brittleness is very low. It has an excellent mechanical, chemical and thermal resistance that makes it suitable for a range of engineering and industrial applications. This grade of PA6 material can be easily used in the automotive industry as it shows particular resistance for fuels, lubricants, heat and high mechanical loads. Depending on the mechanical load it can withstand temperatures even up to 150°C. Dynamical load and creep resistance are also relatively high. Glass fiber reinforced polyamides have the ability to damp the vibrations. Due to high abrasive properties and friction coefficient, PA-GF materials are not suitable for the applications that include slipping and sliding.

 

PA6-GF30 also features improved dimensional stability – glass fibers reduce shrinkage, lift, and warp. The lamination of the layers is very strong.

 

PA6-GF30 is highly abrasive, please make sure you use the correct consumables and parts in the extruder.

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Nylon 680

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The material is approved for contact with food. It is necessary to follow the rules of the Nylon filament storage since the material is highly hygroscopic.

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