While nylon is traditionally moisture sensitive, our hydrophobic 3D printer filament addresses the issue by slowing down moisture absorption to help the filament stay as dry as possible. Our hydrophobic filament also goes one step further to minimize the effects of moisture on the print outcome. You still need special consideration, though, to guarantee the best results. Contact us for more information or read below for additional details.
Hydrophobic Nylon 3D Printer Filament
EXTRUDER TEMP – 265 – 290 °C
BED TEMP – 50 °C
Hydrophobic Nylon is a revolutionary polyamide-based material that helps solve one of nylon’s
biggest problems with regards to 3D printing. Hydrophobic Nylon picks up moisture greater than
four times slower than a standard PA6, but the most important aspect is that when it does start
picking up moisture, it affects the printing and physical properties much less than other Nylons.
Additionally, Hydrophobic Nylon has very little warping, making printing a breeze. While Hydrophobic Nylon has drastic improvements over standard Nylons, some measures must still be taken to limit moisture uptake, as it will eventually begin to affect printing. 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, the moisture in the material vaporizing. All nylon materials are shipped in vacuum-sealed bags to prevent moisture uptake during shipping and storage.
Hydrophobic Nylon 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 in an outside, certified lab.
Recommended nozzle temperature: 265-290 °C
Recommended bed temperature: 50 °C
Adheres to a variety of build surfaces (glass, Garolite, PEI, etc.)
Nylon is moisture sensitive; measures should be taken to keep the filament dry
Recommended drying temperature: 120 °C
Generally, slower speeds, larger nozzles and layers are recommended as a starting point