Aug 18, 2015 | By Lilian

3D Systems announced today that it has expanded its PlasticJet Printing materials to include a new Nylon for CubePro 3D printers. Engineered with a blend that includes Nylon 6 and compatible with Infinity Rinse-Away water-soluble support material, this material allows you to print stronger, flexible and long-lasting prints. In addition, Nylon's strength and durability gives prints a smooth surface finish, ideal for parts requiring load bearing, base strength.

"When prototyping my custom-built, visual effects robot I knew ABS would be strong enough for some fit testing; but when it got to doing the real work, the functional testing and ongoing use, I needed the strength and endurance that Nylon delivers," says Luke Schantz, Technologist at SoftLayer. "I've used a lot of desktop 3D printers and a mix of materials on the market, but CubePro with Nylon is a product-material combination that is unmatched in performance."

Beyond functional prototyping and test parts, small businesses can also use a bank of CubePro printers and the Nylon material for low volume, high value direct-manufacturing.

"We are thrilled to offer this long-awaited material to our core, desktop user base, empowering engineers, small businesses and start-ups alike with the most durable and high performing material for PlasticJet Printing," said Peter Theran, Vice President, Global Consumer Products, 3DS. "Nylon for CubePro takes desktop 3D printing where it's never gone before: into direct-manufacturing and end-use part production."

Nylon for CubePro:

  • Tensile Strength: 4,785 psi (pounds per square inch), with flexibility of a dog bone-like shape of 1/8th inch thick, ½ inch wide
  • Elongation at break value: 22 %, meaning 1 inch can stretch to 1.22 inches
  • Strength-to-weight ratio: 174 psi, for light and strong parts with honeycomb infill structure
  • Tensile Modulus: 248,005 psi
  • Flexural strength: 8,270 psi
  • Hardness, Shore D: 75 via needle penetration, meaning Nylon is as hard as a hardhat
  • Material memory: Tough as nails with flexibility enables Nylon prints to snap back to original form, adding both form and function to 3D prints with Nylon.

Nylon for Cube Pro is delivered in a new Smart Cartridge that is equipped with a hydroscopic seal extending the material's shelf life for up to 12 months. Nylon cartridges are priced at $149 each (Black, White and Natural) and are available immediately on Cubify and through select distributors.


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spaceman wrote at 8/19/2015 6:28:03 AM:

If the printer can print it right. Hope their filament prices come down. They high priced.

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