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Hi guys.

I was looking at a foot socket that was printed with a FDM printer recently.

The guys told me that the material was not ABS and PLA but was very sturdy and also a normal FDM printer material that is only available in black.

Here is a photo.

What do you guys think this could be ? Id like to know as Id like to try and print something similiar with my ultimaker 3.

The material needs to be good with shock and also a little bit of flex.

Any ideas what this stuff is ?

Thanks guys.

Ian :)


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OK thank you.

Little question or 2 actually.

Is Nylon only available in black ?

and is it a problem if the Nylon piece gets wet or is exposed to moisture for long periods of time. Would it become swollen ? or soft ?

Thank you.


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Nylon comes in transparent and black.

It is effected by moisture and does swell a bit.

This could also be polycarbonate which has a bit of flex. Tolerant to impacts and not effected by moisture the same but also comes in transparent and black.

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Thank you.

I think this maybe is the better option than Nylon.

Im always worried about parts losing their form and rigidity after being exposed to a lot of moisture and water.

Thanks for your help guys.

Ian :)

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