Nylon (PA)

While you are free to use any brand and type of material you wish on your AON3D machine, we can only provide support for AON3D-approved materials that we have tested and developed processes for in-house, all of which can be purchased from AON3D directly by contacting sales@aon3d.com.

General Process Settings

Setting Value
Extrusion Temperature 260-280ºC
Bed Temperature 120-130ºC
Chamber Temperature 100ºC

Usage Notes

Build Surface Preparation

Nylon prints best on the AON-M2 High-Temperature Build Plate, but can be printed directly on Kapton tape with the use of a wide brim and a thin layer of PVA glue applied while the bed is cold. Adhesive residue should be cleaned with water followed by isopropanol. Wipe down the build surface with isopropanol before use. Note that PEI surface of the High-Temperature Build Plate should be periodically resurfaced using a mill, or with an orbital palm sander if no milling services are available. Please contact sales@aon3d.com if you currently have an AON-M2 Aluminum Build Plate and would like to upgrade to the AON-M2 High-Temperature Build Plate.

Filament Drying and Moisture Control

Nylon is extremely susceptible to moisture uptake. Dry the filament in a convection oven at 60ºC overnight (minimum 6-8 hrs), or at 80ºC for 4 hours. Always store unused material in a sealed container with silica desiccant.

For more information, see the Filament Drying and Moisture Control page.

Support Material

AquaSys™120 may be compatible as a dissolvable support material for nylon. AON3D is in the process of validating this material pairing.


Sample Slicer Profiles

Single Extruder, 0.6mm nozzle

Last modified: December 18, 2019