Nylon Flame is our ceramic sphere reinforced, halogen-free flame-retardant filament (V-0 at thicknesses greater than 0.4 mm). Designed for industrial applications, Nylon Flame is made using a nylon 6-based material, which is easy to print with low warpage and increased layer adhesion. Nylon Flame is also electrically insulating. Abrasion resistant nozzles are recommended for use with this material, and other print recommendations for nylons will apply here as well.
Nylon materials inherently take up moisture from the surrounding atmosphere due to the nature of their chemistry. When most polymers are extruded with high moisture content, the chains in the polymer will break. When this happens, you may notice a change in viscosity and melt strength of the melted polymer. An obvious sign of your nylon being too wet is popping noises as the material is extruded, as this is the moisture in the material vaporizing. All nylon materials are shipped in vacuum-sealed bags to prevent moisture uptake during shipping and storage.
Nylon Flame Filament is proudly made in the USA to the tightest diameter tolerance on the market. Filamatrix filaments are designed and developed by engineers with 50+ years of experience in plastic extrusion. All Filamatrix products are repeatedly tested for color uniformity and physical properties through an in-house print lab, consisting of numerous printer manufacturers. Physical properties of printed test bars are checked by a certified outside lab.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 265 – 290 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: 50 °C
- Recommended drying temperature: 70 °C
TIPS FOR OPTIMAL PRINTING
- 3DLAC, Magigoo PA, Buildtak or similar surface preparations are recommended to improve first layer adhesion.
- Nylon is moisture sensitive; measures should be taken to keep the filament dry.
- Generally, slower speeds, larger nozzles and thicker layers are recommended as a starting point, but feel free to experiment with other settings.
- Abrasion-resistant nozzles are recommended.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT DRYING
- All 3D printer filaments are at least somewhat prone to absorbing water (hydroscopic)
- Standard Nylon variants (Nylon, Nylon Carbon Fiber, Nylon Kevlar, Nylon Glass) absorb moisture very quickly
- The effects of moisture may be noticeable within hours of unsealing the spool
- Indications of moisture problems include popping or spitting when printing and stringy prints
- Drying may be done in a dedicated filament dryer, oven, or food dehydrator
- For casual to moderate printers we recommend this product (Opens in new window. No compensation is received.)
- For Nylon Flame, dry six hours at 70° C (160° F)
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