If you’re looking for a filament that’s easy to print without sacrificing toughness and durability, let us introduce you to Phoenix Nylon Filament. This filament works for small, thin items and heavy-duty objects, providing flexibility and tensile strength as needed for your application. It also boasts a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 102 °C (48 °C higher than PLA) to suit a wide range of environments.
Nylon materials inherently take up moisture from the surrounding atmosphere due to the nature of their chemistry. When most polymers are extruded with a 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.
Our Phoenix 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 by a certified outside lab.
- Recommended nozzle temperature: 240 – 270 °C
- Recommended bed temperature: 55 – 85 °C
- Recommended drying temperature: 75 °C
TIPS FOR OPTIMAL PRINTING
- A variety of build surfaces (glass, Garolite, PEI, etc.) may be used.
- Nylon is moisture sensitive; measures should be taken to keep the filament dry.
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 Phoenix Nylon, dry eight to twelve hours at 75° C (165° F)