GLASS FILLED NYLON

3D Printing

GLASS FILLED NYLON

Glass Filled Nylon (GF) or PA 3200 is a polyamide 12 compound. It is a Nylon composite material with 30% Glass Filled. It has good mechanical properties coupled with excellent stiffness. Glass Filled is often used in applications that require high strength and stiffness, and functional parts.

Glass Filled Nylon is off-white in color and comes with an inherent grainy finish. Since Glass Filled parts are fabricated using Selective Laser Sintering technology, there is no support structure generation, making it suitable for parts which are complex and which have intricate geometries can replace Glass Filled moulding

Natural Color: Off-White

Maximum bounding box: 200 x 250 x 330 mm

Accuracy: (+/-) 200 µm

Average turnaround time: 7-8 business days

With Post-Processing: + (1-2) business days depending on the post-processing options chosen

Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - part

Highlights

  • Glass Filled Nylon Strong and rigid
  • High stiffness and low abrasive wear
  • Good thermal loading capability
  • No support structures

Limitations

  • Grainy surface finish
  • Slightly dull color

Applications

  • Best suited for applications requiring high stiffness and low abrasive wear
  • Fully functional parts
  • Complex and intricate geometries
  • Automotive industry

Material data

Glass-Filled Nylon is a Nylon reinforced material with excellent stiffness and low abrasive wear characteristics. It is mainly used in applications requiring high strength.

GLASS-FILLED NYLON Design Guidelines for 3D Printing

Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - wall thickness

Wall thickness

  • For a given part geometry, the minimum wall thickness should be at least 1mm.
  • For decent strength: 1.2mm.
  • For rigid wall: 1.5mm.
Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - minimum detail

Minimum detail size

  • The minimum supported feature thickness: At least 0.5 mm.

Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - moving and interlocking

Moving or interlocking parts

  • We recommend a clearance of around 0.5mm on the diameter for moving members fabricated in one single go.
Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - emboss

Embossing and Engraving:

  • Recommended fonts for a clear, legible text: Arial, Gothic
  • Letter strand width: at least 0.6mm
  • Embossing height: at least 0.5mm
  • Engraving (cavity) depth: at least 0.5mm
Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - overhangs

Overhangs

  • If the length of the wall is greater than 50mm (5 cm), then a minimum wall thickness of 1.5mm should be kept to impart decent strength.
Glass filled nylon 3d printer filament - Escape hole

Escape holes

  • To remove the unsintered powder, a small aperture needs to be provided. Such an aperture in 3D Printing is called as an escape hole. The diameter of an escape hole should be at least 5mm.
  • If the model is complex, multiple escape holes may be needed to remove the entire unsintered powder successfully. In such a scenario, the minimum diameter of the holes can be 3mm.