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 Topic: Nylon filament inquiry
Nylon filament inquiry [message #88071] Fri, 18 April 2014 14:03 UTC
avatar sidlauskasjustas  is currently offline sidlauskasjustas
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Registered: April 2014
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I am thinking of starting my company which would use Nylon filament to print various accessories, but there is a question, which has not been answered:

Are Nylon filaments (especially better ones like Taulman 618 and 645) water/moisture resistant after 3D printing? I would need them to not change their appearance in ~2-3 years (maybe even more) and I am willing to either: change filaments (but Nylon seems to be best at the moment) or make some additional processes, for e.g. hydro dipping coating

I have made number of enquiries to number of companies and people, sadly, I haven't received a proper reply.

Could anyone, which has already made their Nylon (even better Taulman) prints and have experience comment, how does 3D printed Nylon prints change when they are exposed to water/moisture?

Sorry, if there was a similar thread, but I searched, and haven't found it.

If there would be needed more information, please don't hesitate to inquiry.

Re: Nylon filament inquiry [message #88078 is a reply to message #88071 ] Fri, 18 April 2014 16:02 UTC
avatar stonysmith  is currently offline stonysmith
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Shapeways uses high-end SLS printers, which is not a FDM process.
Your question would more likely get an answer if you post it in a forum which discusses the FDM process.

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