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FDM Nylon 12

Production-grade Thermoplastic

FDM Nylon 12™ is the first material in Stratasys’ family of nylon offerings, complementing the current portfolio of FDM® materials and enabling new applications requiring: repetitive snap fits, high fatigue resistance, strong chemical resistance and press (friction) fit inserts.

FDM Nylon 12 is primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries to take on everything from tooling, jigs and fixtures to covers, panels and vibration resistant components.

Exhibiting 100 to 300 percent better elongation at break and superior fatigue resistance over any other additive manufacturing technology. 

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FDM Nylon 12 Material Profile

Learn more about the benefits of Fused Deposition Modeling printed parts

FDM Materials Profile

Learn more about the benefits of 3D printed FDM parts

Take a closer look at some of Stratasys’ most popular and versatile FDM materials along with six useful applications.

The materials covered in this video span from standard plastics (ABS-M30 and ASA) to engineering (Nylon 12) and high performance plastics (ULTEM 9085 and ULTEM 1010).

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Main Uses

Nylon 12 is primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries. Best Z-axis lamination.

FDM Nylon 12 Material Applications

Snap-fits and friction-fit inserts

Production parts


Jigs and fixtures

FDM Nylon 12 Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material

Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6384,600 psi4,100 psi32 MPa28 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6386,650 psi5,600 psi46 MPa38.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638186,000 psi165,000 psi1,282 MPa1,138 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63830%5.4%30%5.4%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382.4%2.7%2.4%2.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D7909,700 psi8,800 psi67 MPa61 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790185,000 psi171,000 psi1,276 MPa1,180 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D790No Break>10%No Break>10%
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D2562.5 ft-lb/in1 ft-lb/in135 J/m53 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D25631 ft-lb/in3.7 ft-lb/in1,656 J/m200 J/m
Compressive Strength, Yield (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D6957,400 psi7,900 psi51 MPa55 MPa
Compressive Strength, Ultimate (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D69524,200 psi800 psi167 MPa6 MPa
Compressive Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D695730,000 psi155,000 psi5,033 MPa1,069 MPa
Tensile Strength, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6387,700 psi6,900 psi53 MPa48 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638190,000 psi180,000 psi1,310 MPa1,241 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389.5%5%9.5%5%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6386.5%5%6.5%5%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79010,000 psi8,600 psi69 MPa60 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790190,000 psi180,000 psi1,300 MPa1,250 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D790No Break>10%No Break>10%
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D2562.8 ft-lb/in0.9 ft-lb/in150 J/m50 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D256>37.4 ft-lb/in5.1 ft-lb/in>2,000 J/m275 J/m
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi annealedASTM D648207 °F97 °C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 66 psi unannealedASTM D648167 °F75 °C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi annealedASTM D648180 °F82 °C
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psi unannealedASTM D648131 °F55 °C
Melting Point—————352 °F178 °C

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Service

Advantages of parts built with a Stratasys FDM 3D Printer

Tough long-lasting parts

FDM technology works with engineering-grade thermoplastics to build strong, long-lasting and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology.

FDM parts are tough enough to be used as advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.

Meet production demands

Our FDM production machines are as versatile and durable as the parts they produce.

With the largest build envelopes and material capacities in their class, we can provide longer, uninterrupted build times, bigger parts and higher quantities than other additive manufacturing service providers.

Gain new possibilities

TriMech's FDM 3D printing service will help to streamline your business processes from design through manufacturing, reducing costs and eliminating traditional barriers along the way.

Industries we work with are able to cut lead times and costs, we help clients to deliver better products and get to market faster.

Industries we work with

TriMech services are used in a wide variety of industries

Architecture 3D Printing

Architecture & Construction

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
Consumer Product 3D printing

High Tech & Consumer Products

  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
Industrial design 3D printing

Industrial Design & Manufacturing

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
Medical 3D printing

Dental, Medical & Life Sciences

  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
Mold tool die 3D printing

Industrial Products, Mold Tool & Die

  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

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