Nylon Glass Filament
EXTRUDER TEMP – 255 ± 10 °C
BED TEMP – 70 ± 10 °C
Nylon Glass 3D Printer Filament is Filamatrix’s glass fiber-filled nylon, which boasts some of the highest physical properties available. Impact strength is where Nylon Glass really stands out, while still maintaining very high stiffness, tensile strength, and heat deflection temperature. Nylon Glass Filament is similar to Nylon Carbon Fiber in many high strength, high stiffness applications, but also works very well in parts that will experience repeated shock due to the higher impact strength.
Glass is an abrasive material. As the filament is extruded, those abrasive fibers will start to wear the nozzle, and quickly become apparent as the quality of the print becomes worse. As the nozzle wears from the inside, the inner diameter will become rough and increase in size. The tip of the nozzle will also be worn flat as it moves across the printed object. Nylon Glass will rapidly wear out a brass nozzle. Hardened nozzles are highly recommended for this filament.
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.
Nylon Glass 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. Nylon Glass is available in Charcoal color and standard filament sizes of 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 255 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: 70 °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: 75 °C
- Hardened nozzles are highly recommended, as glass fiber is abrasive