Desktop 3D printing leader MakerBot has added its eighth material to the METHOD line-up; Nylon.
The black filament is said to provide high abrasion resistance and high flexural, tensile and impact strength, well-suited for functional prototyping and end-use applications in automotive, industrial products, and consumer products industries. MakerBot says Nylon’s strong mechanical and thermal properties make the material ideal for applications that require repetitive motions or applied force, such as manufacturing tools and fixtures, articulated parts, snap fits, living hinges, gears, and air intakes.
The material can also be used alongside water-soluble PVA support filament to enable complex geometries. “As we continue to rapidly expand our materials offerings, customers can choose from a variety of materials that offer different mechanical and thermal properties suited to their applications,” said Nadav Goshen, CEO, MakerBot. “Nylon’s unique combination of mechanical properties, accompanied with high […]
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