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FDM Nylon 6

Production-grade Thermoplastic

FDM Nylon 6™ 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.

FDM Nylon 6 possesses excellent strength and stiffness while maintaining good impact resistance among the Nylon family of materials.

It fills the niche between the more flexible FDM Nylon 12 and the high rigidity of FDM Nylon 12CF. This combination makes it a good choice for tooling that can handle the rigors of a production environment.



FDM Nylon 6 Jig

FDM Nylon 6 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

FDM Nylon 6 combines the strength and toughness of Nylon 6 with the dependability and durability of FDM technology for additive manufactured tools, prototypes and production parts.


FDM Nylon 6 Material Applications

Lightweight tooling

Production parts


Jigs and fixtures

FDM Nylon 6 Material Specification

Properties and testing results for the 3D printing material

XZ AxisZX AxisXZ AxisZX Axis
Tensile Strenth, Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6387,150 psi4,200 psi49.3 MPa28.9 MPa
Tensile Strength, Ultimate (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6389,800 psi5,300 psi67.6 MPa36.5 MPa
Tensile Modulus (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D638323,700 psi263,500 psi2,232 MPa1,817 MPa
Elongation at Break (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D63838%3.2%38%3.2%
Elongation at Yield (Type 1, 0.125”, 0.2”/min)ASTM D6382.3%1.7%2.3%1.7%
Flexural Strength (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D79014,100 psi11,900 psi97.2 MPa82 MPa
Flexural Modulus (Method 1, 0.05”/min)ASTM D790318,500 psi272,500 psi2,196 MPa1,879 MPa
Flexural Strain at BreakASTM D790No BreakNo BreakNo BreakNo Break
IZOD impact – notched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D2562.0 ft-lb/in0.8 ft-lb/in106 J/m43 J/m
IZOD impact – unnotched (Method A, 23 °C)ASTM D25653.8 ft-lb/in3.6 ft-lb/in2,873 J/m192 J/m
Heat Deflection (HDT) @ 264 psiASTM D648199 °F93 °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

Interested in FDM Nylon 6?

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