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Tough Unfilled Nylon for Additive Manufacturing

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 2:53pm
MDT Staff

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Stratasys introduced FDM Nylon 12, the first nylon material specifically engineered for the company’s line of Fortus 3D Production Systems. Stratasys believes that with FDM Nylon 12, its Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology creates tougher, more flexible unfilled nylon parts than other additive manufacturing technologies can. FDM Nylon 12 offers up to five times greater resistance to breaking and better impact strength compared to even the strongest FDM materials.

The new material’s elongation-at-break specification surpasses that of other 3D printed nylon 12 material by up to 100 percent based on published specifications. This can create new opportunities for manufacturers in aerospace, automotive, home appliance and consumer electronics to more easily create durable parts that can stand up to high vibration, repetitive stress or fatigue. Examples include end-use parts, like interior panels, covers, environmental control ducting and vibration-resistant components, as well as tools, manufacturing aids, and jigs and fixtures used in the manufacturing process.

For more information, visit www.stratasys.com

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