Nylon 680, an innovative new nylon-based material for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing, is designed for use in a wide range of industries, including: medical, dental, food processing, and robotics.
Stronger than PLA and ABS Printed parts with Nylon 680 have been tested independently and are shown to be superior in strength when compared to other commercially available FFF 3D printing materials, and even to injection moulded parts with PLA or ABS. In laboratory testing, 3D printed samples of nylon 680 reached an average tensile modulus stress of 28,634 psi (197.42 MPa); in comparison, Nylon 645 reaches a tensile modulus of 27,141 psi (187.13 MPa).
Supports Non-Destructive Evaluation (Transparency) Nylon 680 has approximately 20% opacity, making it considerably more transparent than Nylon 645. This is a major requirement for industry, as it supports "Non-Destructive Evaluation," allowing users to confirm that their part printed properly.
Precision 3D Printing (Low Shrinkage) Nylon 680 has very low shrinkage, allowing for printing parts with tight tolerances; this means users who are creating functional parts with a specific size requirement can be sure Nylon 680 is up to the task. Nylon 680 also maintains the well-known nylon slippery surface as requested by clinics and industry.
Superior Performance for Engineering Nylon 680 is also intended to trail blaze the path for 3D printing in robotics. The robotics industry is currently developing new motors specifically designed to withstand high torque, with a minimal end-to-end shaft length. Motors with such designs will be the standard for articulated joints and will require non-standard gearing as well as interconnecting hubs and mating flanges. Nylon 680 is an attractive material to meet the aforementioned requirements, as it is a high strength material with proven low-friction surface properties. Nylon 680 can be used to print the large parts necessary for creating drones and related robotics applications.